A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

Wigan Road
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 6AS

T: 01772 626916

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Dixon’s Farm

Dixon’s Farm provides 24/7 specialist residential support for six adults with autism and learning disabilities. Located in Preston, Lancashire, the service provides a safe and caring environment where learning and living is an enjoyable experience, allowing people to mature and develop as individuals.

We also aim to provide everyday living experiences within the home and community, supporting regular participation in activities that promote independence including visits to the supermarket, baking and meal preparation.

Our services

  • Five bedded home with two of the bedrooms having en-suite facilities
  • Spacious communal areas including a lounge, dining room and kitchen
  • The property also has an annex which consists of a lounge, dining area, bedroom and bathroom
  • Person-centred approach through both community and home-based activities
  • A highly skilled and dedicated staff team
  • Within easy access to local shops, amenities and transport links
  • ‘Your Voice’ meetings where individuals are encouraged to share their views

Our approach to support

At Dixon’s Farm, we provide an individualised service for every person, using a person-centred approach through both community and home-based activities, working towards individual goals and aspirations. We are a specialist service providing an holistic approach, combining communication and sensory input into a needs led care and support package. Our staff team has significant expertise in supporting people with autism and learning disabilities.

Living at Dixon’s Farm

Dixon’s Farm is situated in the heart of the community. We strive to ensure excellent standards in all areas and focus on providing a homely atmosphere for people living away from their family. Each person is supported to have a personalised bedroom and the home also has large grounds which allows for many outdoor activities.

We are located within easy access to local shops and amenities including a library, cinema, leisure centre and a five minute walk away from local transport links. We also have our own mini bus to support individuals to access the local community.

Dixon’s Farm is a detached property built over 200 years ago. There are gardens at the front, back and side of the house, with the rear garden being a very large size adjacent to country parkland. All the garden areas are well established and consist of mainly lawned areas with flowerbeds and patio areas.

The indoor accommodation is split over three floors and consists of five bedrooms in the main part of the house, with two of the bedrooms having en-suite facilities. Everyone living here has a personalised bedroom, planned and arranged around their individual likes and needs.

The property has a large lounge and a dining room that has double doors that open through to the kitchen. There is a conservatory to the rear of the house and a separate staff area, laundry and office.

Dixon’s Farm also has an annex, which consists of a lounge with dining area, bedroom and bathroom.

Dixon’s Farm may be suitable for those who meet the following admissions criteria:

  • Adults with autism
  • Adults with a learning disability
  • Adults requiring positive behaviour support