Residents and Families

We understand families’ hopes and fears for the long term future of deaf adults with learning disabilities.  We are a nurturing and caring family, not an institution, where everyone can feel at home in every way.

We always involve a resident's family when we individually assess each resident to identify the care and support they need within the home and community.  Each resident has a key worker whose role is to build a close, positive relationship with the resident and ensure the best possible care for them.

Meal together

A typical day (if there is such a thing) is planned around each individual from the time they get up, to how much they are involved with their own food preparation, to going out on their own, with another resident or with their key worker.  This also includes holidays, weekend and evening activities.  Current activities include life skills, sewing and textiles, patchwork craft, gardening, cookery, cake decoration, flower arranging, pottery, art, swimming, computer skills and English for the deaf.  Residents are encouraged to be as independent as possible within their capabilities.

Making cake mix

All residents’ rooms are individually furnished, more like bedsits where they can entertain friends and enjoy their own interests.  All are ensuite and some even have their own kitchens.

Families and friends are welcome to come and visit at any time (although it’s good to ring ahead to make sure the right person is in!).

Living at Deafinitely Independent

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Choosing a Residential Care Home

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