A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

123 Millbrook Road East
Freemantle
Southampton
SO15 1HQ

T: 02380 235221

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Brooke House

About Brooke House

Brooke House is a transitional service which supports up to nine young adults with a learning disability and behaviour that can challenge. Our team work tirelessly to develop each individual’s skills to help them to live more independently.

Our approach to support:

At Brooke House, we support and encourage everyone to develop the skills they need to live as independently as possible. Everyone has a planned support pathway, tailored to their individual needs, which is designed to ‘Make Independence Happen’.

We encourage people to identify their aspirations and make their own individual choices about day-to-day living as well as their educational and career goals. Everyone has the opportunity, with our support, to participate in college courses or work placements, interact with the local community and develop their social network.

At Brooke House we have:

  • A high staffing ratio according to inviduals' needs during the day, including 1:1 support where required 
  • A highly-experienced, qualified staff team
  • Close liaison with the community learning disability team, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists

What it’s like to live here:

Brooke House is home to a wide variety of social events and games, and we also arrange trips, outings and community activities. We help people to develop important independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning and doing laundry, providing support where necessary.

There are several colleges close by, meaning we can support individuals as they enrol and study an education course. We will also assist anyone looking for paid and voluntary work placements.

We are located within walking distance of Shirley and Southampton city centre, offering a wide variety of shops, services, leisure facilities and parks. There are numerous local bus routes, providing easy access to the coast and the New Forest.

“Craegmoor staff have helped me to understand myself better.” – Person supported by Craegmoor

Facilities:

Brooke House is a converted Edwardian family property in the heart of the community. We have nine bedrooms which we encourage people to personalise to their own tastes and requirements.

Also on-site are a number of communal areas, including a large garden with seating areas and barbecue equipment.

We have our own mode of transport for group activities, meaning those who are less able can be closely involved and can make the most out of the service.

Admissions criteria:

Brooke House may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Adults aged 18 years and over
  • Individuals with learning disabilities
  • May also present complex needs or behaviours that challenge