Flaxpits House is a homely property that caters for nine younger people with learning disabilities.
|Contact||Wendy Atkinson, Referrals Coordinator
0117 970 9362
The service is based in a spacious, refurbished bungalow in Winterbourne. The home is ideal for people with learning disabilities, who are aged between 18 and 40 and have complex physical and emotional needs.
Flaxpits House offers a lively and dynamic environment. Service users are supported to be as independent as possible and to develop new skills.
Staff use a variety of communication methods to ensure that people are fully involved in all aspects of home life.
The home offers nine spacious bedrooms, some of which have ensuite bathrooms, as well as four additional bathrooms/toilets. There is also an accessible kitchen, large lounge, gardens and a car park.
The accommodation also includes a two bed first floor flat for those who are working towards being more independent.
The large amount of space within the home means residents can have their own personal space away from others if they need it.
The home is adapted for wheelchair use. Facilities include an accessible wetroom, hi-lo bath, spacious rooms, wide doorways and corridors and an adapted house vehicle. One bedroom has a ceiling hoist and ensuite washroom.
Each service user has their own timetable which staff help them to follow.
The staff team are experienced in working with younger people with learning disabilities and are adaptable and flexible in their approach. A variety of needs can be catered for.
"I like it here. I get to meet new friends. People should move here because there is more to do."
Shaun Hathaway, resident
The home is based in Winterbourne, close to shops, pubs, restaurants and local colleges. There are also good public transport links in the area.
Residents are supported to attend college or work if they wish to and have access to an active social life. There are opportunities for residents to access activities including:
- Arts and crafts
- Music sessions
Inside the home day to day activities include cooking, puzzles, sensory sessions, visiting aromatherapists, arts and crafts, film nights and computer games.