Heather Holmes is a pleasant character house in Desborough, near Kettering providing a residential service for individuals with learning disabilities. Some individuals also have additional physical disabilities and mobility issues.
The caring, supportive team ensure a friendly and welcoming environment. The focus is on supporting life-long learning, development and independence to help individuals achieve the goals that are important to them.
The ground floor has eight bedrooms and the team provide intensive support for individuals with more complex needs and who may be less able. The upstairs consisting of three bedrooms is suitable for people who have developed greater independence and wish to experience more independent living.
Coming soon – ground floor one bedroom self-contained flat will provide the opportunity for someone to have their own living space within the safety of a residential setting but with access to others living at the home. Wheelchair accessible, with access to the garden, the flat provides the perfect stepping stone towards more independent living.
Many social activities take place such as BBQs, movie and pamper nights, football tournaments and parties and family members are always welcome. The team also encourage individuals to enjoy all the leisure and social amenities in nearby Kettering and Northampton and there are excellent local transport links to facilitate this. Some individuals also engage in work opportunities in the local community.
Great importance is placed on learning daily living skills and helping everyone to take an interest in the running of the home where individuals have their own responsibilities.
- Residential service for adults – male & female
- 12 bedrooms
- Wheelchair accessible
Call: 0808 223 5320
- Communal areas
- Pleasant gardens
- Work opportunities
We are 96.8% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at November 2017)
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I love living here; I am really happyIndividual we support - quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
I’ve always been made so welcome when I visit the home; honestly they all staff in the home go above and beyond and always have.Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
When I was a new member of staff I found it so helpful having detailed care plans; knowing what causes people to feel agitated and distressed is key to providing good care.Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
I can’t fault any staff, we are always kept up to date.Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
I like all the staff they are very kind.Individual we support - quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
It is so important that we know people really well; I think it makes all the difference.Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
I am always updated with everything; good or bad they never delay in telling me and they are always open and honest and I really appreciate that.Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
I have a key worker and we talk about my plans and what sort of things I want to buy; sometimes I buy my favourite magazine with my key workerIndividual we support - quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016
The training I completed on managing behaviour was brilliant; it taught me how to look for triggers and how to redirect people. It has really helped in my role.Consensus colleague – quote from CQC inspection report - December 2016