New home to support people with disabilities opened in Leonard Stanley

    New home to support people with disabilities opened in Leonard Stanley

    Huddlestone was recently featured in The Stroud News and Journal. You can read the full article here.

    Stroud and District Homes Foundation, which provides adult care and supported living for people with learning difficulties, has converted a bungalow at Leonard Stanley into a supported home for four people with complex health needs.

    The home has been named Huddlestone in memory of service user William Huddlestone whose mother, Freda, left a legacy to the charity, Stroud and District Homes Foundation.

    It has special features including ramps and extra wide doorways for wheelchair users and two of the four bedrooms have overhead hoists with direct access to a wet room.

    Tracey Betterton, group manager of Stroud and District Homes Foundation, said: “The building is ideal for meeting the needs of the people who will use it.

    “They have the support of staff at all times but this accommodation gives them life skills and independence for as long as they are able.

    “The main benefits for the service users will be that they have easy access to the building and they will be safe.

    “Where they currently live they may face hazards such as stairs and they do not have the use of hoisting equipment.

    “A smaller setting creates a more intimate and homely environment.”

    Stroud and District Homes Foundation runs three supported living homes, Barn Lodge and Stone Haven in Stroud and Cotswold Grange in Stonehouse, as well as two residential care centres, The Gables in Stroud and Cotswold Court in Stonehouse.

    The charity was established in 1982 and aims to provide care and support services to people with learning disabilities.