A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

41 Grimston Avenue
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2QD

T: 01303 227192

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Laburnum House

About Laburnum House

Laburnum House provides 24 hour support for six adults with learning disabilities, autism, epilepsy and challenging behaviour. We offer a safe and homely environment, where all individuals can make their own choices about the support they receive.

We encourage and support everyone at Laburnum House to recognise and identify their goals and ambitions and how they would like to go about meeting them.

Our approach to support:

All individuals are involved in designing their own Person Centred Plans, with staff support. The Person Centred Plans are tailored to suit individual needs and provide the correct level of support required. The plan enables all individuals to make their own choices about the support they receive.

Laburnum House promotes 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 others living at the service.

What it’s like to live here:

There are plenty of activities to get involved in at Laburnum House, both in and out of the service. Everybody has an individual activity planner, which is updated on a regular basis, and everyone decides which activities they like and want to do.

Some of the most popular activities are horse riding, swimming, bowling and socialising at parties with friends. There are also opportunities to learn cooking skills, join gardening groups and to develop independent living skills. Some individuals also attend courses at the local college.

Laburnum House is situated in a very quiet area of Folkestone and all amenities are within a 10 minute walking distance; including the town centre, cafes and the main bus station. The service is a 15 minute walk away from a picturesque harbour and the beach.

“I like living at Laburnum as there is always lots to do and we have nice holidays. The staff are very nice.” – Person supported by Laburnum House

Facilities:

All bedrooms are personalised and decorated in colours chosen by each person we support. One of our bedrooms is on the ground floor, opposite the bathroom and is ideal for an individual with mobility problems.

There is a large garden, which is completely enclosed and offers a secure area for people to enjoy outdoor games, such as cricket and other sports. Social events are regularly held in the garden and friends and family can be invited.

Admissions criteria:

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

  • Individuals with learning disabilities
  • Individuals with autism or epilepsy
  • May also present with challenging behaviour (mild to severe)