Littlehampton, West Sussex
Strawberry Fields is located in the charming rural village of Wick, close to the coastal town of Littlehampton. The service provides residential accommodation for individuals with learning disabilities and associated complex needs.
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A large purpose built modern bungalow set within its own grounds and gardens, the service has ten en-suite bedrooms and provides a positive environment.
The team support individuals with very complex needs through their transition into Strawberry Fields and their on-going person centred support plan tailored to their needs.
The focus is on supporting greater independence and inclusion for a meaningful, fulfilling life.
Individuals are encouraged to gain greater confidence with everyday tasks such as cooking, washing and cleaning and help with the maintenance and running of the home. This helps individuals become more independent and as their confidence grows, the team can support them to achieve their goals and pursue new hobbies and interests.
Strawberry Fields also has its own transport to access immediate local amenities and the nearby coast. Social activities and events also take place at the home and visits from family and friends are encouraged.
Close by is a large activity centre with its own trampoline, gym and sensory room which is available to the people we support at Strawberry Fields.
- Residential service for adults – male & female
- 10 well proportioned en-suite bedrooms
- Access to a large activity centre
Call: 0808 223 5320
- Dining room
- En-suite bedrooms
- Ground floor
- Pleasant gardens
We are 97% compliant across inspectorate bodies, CQC, Ofsted, The Care Inspectorate Wales and The Scottish Care Inspectorate for residential care (Figure stated as at April 2019)
“Across England over 90% of our residential services are currently rated as good and indeed two of our supported living services are rated as outstanding. We felt the inspection was positive and so to receive the rating that we did was disappointing.
We are pleased that the CQC identified areas of practice at Strawberry Fields as being good including; Supported individuals receiving care from a team that knew them well and who were kind, compassionate and respectful, developing positive relationships along with detailed person-centred plans.
Nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of the individuals we support, and the report recognises that the service is both caring and safe, rating it ‘Good’ in both categories.
We are pleased that CQC identified that Strawberry Fields is caring stating that ‘Relatives were unanimous in their view that people were supported by a kind, caring staff team. We observed staff and people to have built good relationships, based on mutual respect and trust. People's dignity, independence and privacy was promoted and encouraged.’
People supported said that they felt safe living at the service and CQC noted this to be the case, sharing that relatives told them they felt people were safe and well looked after, which was reassuring for them when they did not live close to the home.
Consensus and the team at Strawberry Fields are fully committed to every aspect of the service provided being at a consistently high level and look forward to evidencing the many improvements they have made and continue to make when CQC next inspect the service.”
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Views & Opinions
“My relative has come on leaps and bounds and seems to be back to their happy self. Staff always make me feel very welcome too.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“Yet to find a service even half as good as Strawberry fields. My relative is so happy there, we wouldn’t want to move them.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“The more time I spend with people, the more I learn. It’s the little facial expressions and body language that you learn to recognise and appreciate.”Consensus Colleague - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“I feel that my relative’s independence has increased since moving into Strawberry Fields. They (staff) help them if they need it but encourage them to do things themselves. They are getting better and better all the time.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“It’s so emotional to see people achieve a goal. I can’t explain it, it’s just so lovely. They’ve come such a long way in such a short time.”Consensus Colleague - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“Our relative had some behaviours and stress mannerisms that have now gone. This suggests to us that they feel safe and settled.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“We have worked so hard with this person, to find out what makes them anxious and what we can do to encourage them to go out more. They do now and you can see that they love it. It is a huge achievement.”Consensus Colleague - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“[Registered manager] genuinely cares about people and staff.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“People always seem happy when I visit and it has a homely atmosphere.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
“They seem very knowledgeable and know my relative extremely well.”Relative - Quote from CQC Report - June 2018
He’s happy. His interaction has improved. B is enjoying his life.Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - July 2016
G has blossomed. His behaviour has improved.Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - July 2016
We judge the service by the happiness of our son, he is happier and jollier than he’s ever been.Relative – quote from CQC inspection report - July 2016.