A real and lasting difference for everyone we support

Location

2 Marten Road
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 2JR

T: 01303 245629

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Westview

About Westview

The service provided at Westview is designed to meet the needs of individuals who have a learning disability, and may have autism or Prader-Willi syndrome. Everyone at Westview is encouraged to develop their individual skills to maximise independence, with opportunities for supported employment available.

Our approach to care:

All people who are supported at Westview have a person centred plan which shapes the level of assistance provided; these are created on an individual basis with input from the individual, their family and their key worker.

What it’s like to live here:

People at Westview have devised a cooking and cleaning schedule and this is followed every day. All individuals manage their own washing with little staff support, although this is provided where necessary. Individuals are fully involved in the upkeep of the garden and growing their own vegetables.

Everyone has the opportunity to socialise with friends, play bingo, participate in art and craft activity, dance and and karaoke. Evenings trips to the local pub and disco take place, whilst individuals' play a key role in planning events for Westview.

Westview is based in the heart of Folkestone, a harbour town on the south Kent coast. From our home, individuals can walk a short distance to the town centre, beach and harbour. The train station and bus station are within easy walking distance and the motorway can be reached in a just few minutes by car.

“I like the staff here and they help me to do nice things. I go out every morning with staff to buy my paper.” – Person supported by Craegmoor

Facilities:

Westview is a large Victorian house with all decor chosen by the people living here. There is a calm and peaceful atmosphere, especially in our well maintained garden. In the summer we hold barbecues, which friends and family are welcome to attend.

We have a mini bus at Westview, although to promote independence, individuals are encouraged to walk or use public transport wherever possible.

All individuals help to prepare all meals and are fully involved in the ordering of food. This enables people to learn important skills required for a more independent future.

Admissions criteria:

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

  • Individuals with learning disabilities
  • May have autism or Prader-Willi syndrome
  • May also present with challenging behaviour (mild to severe)