Wisteria House’s location takes into account the anticipated needs of the people who use the service. It is necessary to ensure easy access to other relevant facilities and the local community, whilst taking into account the need for privacy and for the building not to stand out as a specialist facility but to blend in as a part of the local community. Wisteria House is located in Ipswich in Suffolk close to all local amenities, sports centres, local transport hubs entertainment centres and hospital. Wisteria House operates a house car for the people we support to use to access the community, or people can bring their own vehicle if they prefer.
492 Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QB
Wisteria House is a friendly, intimate and very homely service, catering for seven adults with learning disabilities. We welcome people from all walks of life with varying needs, who enjoy the opportunity to share and celebrate the richness and diversity of their experience. Wisteria enables adults of both sexes with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible by receiving care and support consistent with the concept and practice of person centred care and support.
Our aim is to look after the people we support in the best possible way in a home from home environment creating an atmosphere to meet the needs of the individual. At Wisteria House we passionately believe that all the people we support, no matter how complex their needs, should not miss out on any opportunities in life.
Many of the people we support currently attend day centres, clubs or work placements. We have seen time and again when given the right opportunities people overcome past obstacles and integrate well with the local community. Each person that we support has a named key-worker(s) who will encourage, support and guide each individual to express choice and to set and accomplish personal goals.
Wisteria House is a vibrant, homely home providing a friendly, safe and stimulating environment, which supports people to broaden their horizons. We have a beautiful and very spacious garden, including a workshop, greenhouse, patio, flower gardens, plus a vegetable patch. At Wisteria House we pride ourselves in our tailored individual support geared to enable people to live more independently with, less reliance on others. Where possible, people are assisted to remain safe, but are encouraged to integrate as valued members of the local community.
The layout of the home is very calming with an extremely relaxed atmosphere, making it very suitable for those living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and for those who prefer a more peaceful setting, including those leaving residential education, or those who want to improve their life skills to enable them to live a more independent life. At Wisteria House our aim was to create a home that we and the people we support can be proud of. A house should be a home and a place to give people a sense of belonging and fulfilment. By providing a genuine, warm, welcoming home environment we strive to enable everyone in our care to live as fulfilling a life as possible. Above all the service retains the intimate feel of your own home.
In order to build confidence and increase ability and self- sufficiency, we support people who wish to participate in education and skills development programmes and to take part in wide ranging leisure and community activities. At Wisteria House everyone has the opportunity for appropriate involvement in the local community, including daily activities, outings of their choice. We provide a high quality living environment where the people we support can remain for as long as their needs are being met. This means that we will encourage people to move on as and if appropriate for them. If you have anything that you think we may be able to help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact the manager at any time, she is always happy to help.
We often don’t work to a set menu, instead we provide individual meals according to people’s choices on the day. The kitchens and dining rooms are always a hive of activity and we always encourage people to be part of this. All our homes have a kitchen that is fully equipped to be used by the people we support with appropriate support from staff for people to be able to make or help to make, their own meals in their own way. We take training and cleanliness very seriously and all the staff who assist with food preparation have achieved their food standard qualifications. We serve three main meals a day interspersed with snacks as and when people wish. Everyone always has a choice when it comes to meal times and the staff will always assist the people we support to prepare the meal of their choice (according to specialist dietary requirements and within the bounds of what is appropriate). We can cater for individual food requirements and special dietary needs. Meal times always create a buzz around the services and the kitchens and dining rooms are always a hive of activity.
We serve three main meals a day interspersed with snacks as and when people wish. Everyone always has a choice when it comes to meal times and the staff will always assist the people we support to prepare the meal of their choice (according to specialist dietary requirements and within the bounds of what is appropriate). We can cater for individual food requirements and special dietary needs. Meal times always create a buzz around the services and the kitchens and dining rooms are always a hive of activity.