Located in Preston, Lancashire, Long Lane Farm provides 24/7 specialist residential support for four adults with autism and learning disabilities, who may also present complex/challenging behaviour.
Using a person-centred approach, we enable all individuals to make their own choices about the support they receive. We improve their wellbeing and are focused on achieving positive outcomes for everyone in a safe and supportive environment.
- A detached farmhouse consisting of three individual bedrooms
- Spacious communal areas including a lounge, dining room and kitchen
- A separate annex for one person consisting of a lounge/dining area with kitchen facilities, bedroom and en-suite 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
We aim to achieve an individualised service for everyone we support at Long Lane Farm, using a person-centred approach through both community and home-based activities, working towards individual goals and aspirations.
The support is delivered by a dedicated team of staff who enable individuals to live as independently as possible. Our staff team has significant expertise in supporting people with autism and learning disabilities. We also work closely with outside agencies and visiting consultants.
Living at Long Lane Farm
Everyone living at Long Lane Farm can benefit from a wide range of activities within the service and in the local community.
The people that we support are encouraged through their person-centred plans to achieve their goals and aspirations. For some people this means attending college to access various courses including art and cooking. Within the house, we continually promote the development of social skills, independent living and personal responsibility. This includes daily skills which are dependent upon an individual's ability such as:
The service also promotes Craegmoor's communication strategy ‘Your Voice’, which encourages individuals based on their preferred method of communication to share their views about the support they receive. Monthly meetings are held where individuals are able to represent the views and voices of themselves and others living at the service.