Newhouse in Kilmarnock offers a warm and homely environment with opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities to extend and enhance the quality of their day to day living. Our passionate team is on hand to provide just the right level of support to allow individuals to live as independently as possible.
Our approach to support:
Each person at Newhouse is supported by experienced staff members that ensure their physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs are met. The establishment of high ratio staffing ensures a highly supportive framework in which people can achieve their potential within a safe environment with dignity and respect.
We believe that by maintaining as much independence as possible and through support, people can achieve their full potential in life. Each person at Newhouse has an individual support package, specifically planned to reflect their personal needs. Choice is paramount and individuals are actively encouraged to make informed choices and maintain independence.
A key worker is assigned to each person ensuring a holistic approach to individual support and daily fulfilment, and we also encourage those living at Newhouse, together with their families, to actively participate in the planning of support, which is continually monitored.
What it’s like to live here:
People staying at Newhouse are encourage to engage with activities that will help them to achieve positive outcomes and a more independent future. This may involve accessing education opportunities through our local college, or it could involve a work placement nearby.
Our Activities Co-ordinator organises a wide range of daily activities both in and out Newhouse, which are planned in conjunction with the wishes of individuals. People enjoy swimming, bowling, trips to cinema, outings to pubs and shopping. We also arrange holidays in the UK or abroad to interesting and sunny destinations.
Newhouse is situated in Hurlford with easy access to local shops and amenities. Local transport services can be used to travel to college or their place of work, as well as to access leisure activities.
“Craegmoor staff have helped me to understand myself better.” – Person supported by Craegmoor