A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

High Cross House
93 Blurton Road
Blurton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 2BS

T: 01782 594 696

F: 01782 594 629

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High Cross House

About High Cross House

High Cross House supports up to nine people with learning disabilities including those with autism and Down's syndrome.

Our approach to support:

There is a named key worker system in place and everyone has an individual Person Centred Plan, which is constantly evolving to meet their needs. We promote independence in all aspects of daily life and encourage people to make decisions and choices about their lives and the running of the home through monthly "Your Voice" feedback meetings.

We operate an open door policy, and families and friends are always welcome and are often involved in social and recreational events with us.

What it’s like to live here:

Individuals supported at High Cross House are involved in all aspects of the running of the home, including:

  • Menu planning, shopping and meal preparation
  • Domestic tasks, including own laundry and bedroom cleaning

Individuals also attend work placements and college, attend social and recreational events of their choosing, and travel independently using local transport.

The people living here lead a very active life. They take part in many different activities including athletics, basketball, aerobics, drama, craft, floristry, rambling, cinema, theatre and disco visits, holidays abroad and trips to the pub. Everyone is a member of the Special Olympics and they have travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad when competing.

High Cross House is based in an enviable location with good transport links throughout the city, and we are only minutes away from the motorway and train station.

There is a variety of local shops nearby and various colleges easily accessible by public transport. There is a nearby local Cultural Quarter with theatres, cinemas, bowling alley, restaurants, a shopping centre and a museum. We are close to Alton Towers, Shugborough Hall, Trentham Gardens and the Monkey Forest.

“Craegmoor has helped me understand myself better.” – Person supported by Craegmoor

Facilities:

High Cross House is a large Victorian home with a garden to the rear where we hold barbecues in the summer months.

Individuals are encouraged and supported to personalised their bedrooms and be involved in menu planning and food preparation. The wide variety of leisure activities available contribute towards making this a happy home with a welcoming atmosphere.

Admissions Criteria:

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

  • Adults with a learning disability diagnosis
  • May present complex conditions
  • May have communication difficulties
  • May have associated needs due to disabilities such as autism or Down’s syndrome