A real and lasting difference for everyone we support


87 Burton Road

T: 01332 242 770

F: 01332 242 770

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About Oaklands

Oaklands is a large detached house that is situated within walking distance of the city centre. We provide assessment and rehabilitation for up to eight adults with mental health conditions. We also support in the community for those moving on, under the Direct Payment Scheme. Individuals are supported to develop daily living skills and move towards more independent living. 

Our approach to support:

At Oaklands, all of the support planning is person centred which allows each individual to identify personal goals and needs and to decide how best to meet these. Social workers, families and other members of the multidisciplinary teams are very involved in each individual's support and development.

We have a friendly, mixed staff team who enjoy working here.

What it’s like to live here:

Oaklands is a rehabilitation service and as a result provides a well structured routine for everyone living here. Activities are many and varied and include maths groups, going swimming, meals out, voluntary work, playing pool, dance classes and art groups.

As part of the rehabilitation programme, the service is run by the people who live here, with the support of the staff, where required. Duties include cooking, cleaning, shopping, personal laundry, decision making and planning. Individuals are also assisted when contacting benefit agencies, doctors, dentists, opticians and other agencies which we use to support our daily lives.

Oaklands is situated on a main road close to the city centre and those who use our service make use of a wide range of local facilities. We do have our own vehicle to access the wider community and everyone makes good use of the public transport links which are easily accessible from here.

“Since living here I have been content, I’m happy and I feel really settled. Oaklands has helped me as they have listened to my problems.” – Person supported by Oaklands


Oaklands is comfortable, clean and homely. All redecoration is done following consultation with individuals - this applies to communal areas as well as individual bedrooms. We have eight bedrooms, two of these being on the ground floor so we are able to support those less physically able.

All food is bought locally by the individuals supported here, and is fresh on a daily basis. This is then prepared by everyone with staff providing support and assistance.

There is space to sit outside - with barbecues being a common activity during the summer months - and there is a well maintained pond area built by individuals and staff.

Admissions criteria:

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

  • Individuals with mental health conditions
  • May also present with challenging behaviour