About Brickbridge House
Brickbridge House is a 6-bedroom house where we support adults with learning disabilities, Autism and epilepsy.
We work closely with local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), families, advocates of the people we support and other healthcare professionals, always ensuring that the people we support have their needs met to the highest of standards. At Brickbridge House we enable individuals to live as independently as possible within the community and we believe this provides the pathway tools for individuals to live in a more independent setting in the future.
Our approach to support:
Our person centred approach plans are developed in partnership with the people we support and others who are important to them. Each plan is designed to support an individual’s personal choices and aspirations and focuses on what is needed to make that happen. Everyone has an individual, tailor-made support package which helps to form their care plan to best support each individual to achieve their potential, focusing on building positive outcomes for everyone.
The people we support at Brickbridge House are encouraged to make their own choices and lead a fulfilled life whilst developing self-esteem. Our staff encourage each person to list their own goals and outcomes and each individual is supported so that these outcomes are monitored to ensure that, wherever possible, these are achieved. We evaluate each individual’s skills and abilities helping to further develop these at a pace suited to them. These plans are regularly reviewed to reflect individual preferences and the support we provide.
At Brickbridge House, we are committed to enabling and encouraging individuals to develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible, each having their own support plan. We work together and put in place the best support for them, which enables them to direct their own support as much as possible, to make their own choices and to express their views. This is further promoted by Craegmoor's communication strategy, "Your Voice", which encourages individuals, based on their preferred method of communication, to voice their views about the support they receive. Monthly meetings are held where individuals are able to represent the views and voices of themselves and others living at the service.
What it’s like to live here:
Brickbridge House has a calm, peaceful and homely environment. The people living here often choose to gather together most evenings to chat about their day over an evening meal and spend time socialising together.
There is a variety of in-house and community-based activities for people to choose to take part in, such as baking, creative arts, college, going to football matches, concerts, the cinema and museums. There is on-site transport available to assist people to access the community, where required.
Within the house we continually and consistently promote the development of social skills, independent living and personal responsibility. This includes daily skills such as shopping, cooking, doing laundry and cleaning, and tasks are dependent upon an individual's ability. The people who live here are very proud of their home as they have so much involvement in creating it.
Craegmoor staff have helped me to understand myself better.” – Person supported by Craegmoor