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