About The Old Rectory
At the Old Rectory in Trowbridge we support people with autism who may also have a learning disability. Our team is passionate about improving the health, happiness and wellbeing of the individuals we support and we are focused on building positive outcomes for everyone.
Our approach to care:
We support eight people through our residential service, and we can also offer support to people on an outreach basis. We provide support tailored to meet the needs of each individual, which can include therapeutic or educational activities
Our passionate team works with those who have autism, and who may also have a learning disability. The staffing ratios at The Old Rectory are dependent upon individual needs, and we offer 24 hour support.
We promote Craegmoor's communication strategy, "Your Voice", which encourages service users to voice their views about the support they receive. This is possible through our newsletter, or at monthly meetings which are held at The Old Rectory. Individuals are invited to represent the views and voices of others living at the service.
What it’s like to live here:
The staff team work with individuals to develop an activities timetable and enable everyone to have the opportunity to lead a fun and meaningful lifestyle. We also support people to find employment and to take advantage of educational opportunities.
Being part of the local community is something that we actively encourage and we support individuals to attend regular social events. There is an in-house skills centre where people can learn daily living skills such as cookery, computer skills and gardening. There are also more therapeutic activities on offer such as art and music sessions.
The local college offers a range of life skills and relaxation courses for people with a learning disability; at The Old Rectory we help people to access these courses. We also support people with their individual hobbies and interests, including swimming sessions, music therapy, horse riding and work placements.
The Old Rectory is close to the centre of Trowbridge, with shopping centres, museums, theatres, swimming pools, a gym and colleges all within easy walking distance. There is a train station and bus stops very close to the service, with good transport links to other towns and cities. Within the area there are also many country parks, canal walks and nature reserves, that can be easily accessed for more relaxing activities.
“Craegmoor staff have helped me understand myself better.” – Person supported by Craegmoor