4 self-contained units
1 ground level bedroom
Blamsters Oak in Halstead is a converted barn and has three bedrooms in the main part of the building and four adjoining self-contained one-person suites.
The self-contained annexes are ideally suited to individuals who require more privacy and space but they receive on-going 1:1 support from the staff team.
The main building is extremely spacious with large bedrooms, two of which are on the first floor and one on the ground level which makes it suitable for a wide mix of people. This unit has its own secure garden surrounding the property.
We have many staff in the Oak who have worked there for a very long time and know those who use our services very well; we also have staff who have only been with us for a few months but have fitted in with the staff team very well and work towards the same goals, supporting people in a person-centred way and promoting their independence.
The people who live here are fun characters who are very capable in many respects, but are supported by caring people who help them reach their true potential by doing meaningful activities and making new friends.
Although some individuals are working towards independent living, there are some that aren’t capable of doing so but we still encourage their own independence at all times and support them to do so.
Throughout the year, people take part in excellent, enjoyable activities which they choose themselves such as bowling, cinema, swimming, zoo trips and indoor activities such as arts and crafts, games and sensory toys, movie and pub nights.
We hold amazing parties for individuals to get together and enjoy, such as summer fetes, Hallowe’en and Christmas parties plus BBQ’s.
They also get involved with activities such as promoting drinking water during Hydration Week; they all get involved in making the posters, getting the event ready and taking part.