Astbury (Middlesbrough)

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Astbury in Middlesborugh has 8 places that provides 24 hour care to adults who have a learning disability, physical disabilities and complex needs

Service Description

Astbury consists of 2 inter connected semi detached bungalows which have been purpose built to meet the physical needs of the clients residing there. Astbury is situated in a quiet residential area of Middlesbrough. Astbury is approximately 4 miles from Middlesbrough Town Centre and is in close proximity to the local hospital, cinemas, shopping centres and local train station.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

Astbury aims to offer a relaxed and homely environment with a strong emphasis on providing person centred support to the people that live there. We aim to provide high quality care and support that is based upon evidence based practice. The philosophy of the service is to focus upon how clients wish to live their lives and that all support provided takes into account clients wishes, needs, choices and aspirations. We strive to involve and consult with clients as far as possible in the running of their home. We aim to support clients to maintain meaningful relationships with family and friends and promote community inclusion and presence.

What does the Service offer

Astbury is purpose built to meet the needs of clients with physical disabilities. Facilities available at Astbury include spacious communal areas including 2 homely lounges and 2 separate kitchens with dining areas attached. There is a large rear garden with patio areas and raised flower beds.

There are overhead ceiling tracking hoists located in various areas of the building including bedrooms and bathrooms. There are also specialist bathing and separate shower facilities available. The service has 2 adapted vehicles which are suitable for wheelchair users.

Who should be referred to this service?

Adults with learning disabilities and complex needs aged between 18-65 years old.

Who can refer?

Referrals for admission are organised through the care management arrangements within the Middlesbrough Integrated Learning Disabilities Team.

Contact Details

Registered Manager: Helen Boal


Coronavirus (Covid 19) Statement

Due to the exceptional circumstances due to the ongoing Coronavirus (also known as Covid 19) and the Government rules about self-isolating it is very important to reduce the risk of cross infection to all our Clients and staff teams. Our teams are working hard to support all our clients and are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

This means that, in most circumstances, and in line with government information regarding self-isolation and staying at home there should be no visitors to any of our services.

We know, however, that this will be very distressing for some of our Clients.

Therefore, we are saying there must be no visitors to services unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit is essential.

Before a visit can take place, this must be risk assessed by the manager considering government advice and the individual circumstances. Before setting off on any visit to your relative/friend please get in contact with St Anne’s staff to discuss your visit.

Our services are using all kinds of technology, including social media to make sure that the people we support can stay in touch with those important to them

St Anne’s has developed a visitors protocol to enable visits to begin again in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Durham, Middlesbrough and Leeds care homes.

In line with Government & local Council Guidelines each Client may have one family member or other person who is close to them visit on a regular basis.

Decisions where visitors can go are being based on Individual Local Authority advice following Government guidelines.

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