Life-changing residential care for adults with learning disabilities, autism acquired brain injuries or mental health conditions.
Type of property
At Barleycombe people are supported to live with independence.
This ten-bedroom detached house has a kitchen, a large living room, a dining room, a quiet room for arts and crafts or quiet time, a laundry room, two wet room-style bathrooms and five bathrooms with a toilet and sink. One of the bedrooms has a wet room-style ensuite.
There is a self-contained apartment attached to the property, which has two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. Barleycombe also has a large accessible garden with a patio and a BBQ for people to enjoy when the weather is good.
Valued in your community
Barleycombe is in Long Melford, a rural village with a pub and other local amenities. Neighbouring Sudbury has pubs, restaurants, cafes, high-street shops and banks, a post office and a library.
For people who like to stay active, Kingfisher Leisure Centre provides year-round access to exercise classes, a gym, sports courts and a swimming pool. People also enjoy walking in the local area. Melford Country Park is a popular destination.
Nearby Colchester offers larger attractions and amenities including Colchester Castle, the Natural History Museum, St John’s Abbey Gate, Culver Square and Lion Walk Shopping Centres, Tenpin Colchester for bowling and an Odeon Cinema.
People also like to visit Ipswich which offers Ipswich Regent Theatre, Sailmakers Shopping Centre, the Buttermarket Centre, Ipswich Museum, a Cineworld Cinema and Christchurch Mansion.
Living at this service
At Barleycombe, we support men who live with a range of needs including, Autism, learning disabilities, Down’s syndrome and other complex needs. We have a strong structure and routine here, something which is really important to the people we support.
At Barleycombe, people choose how they spend their time. People have hobbies including listening to music, watching television, karaoke, swimming, cooking, fishing and farming, charity shops, gaming, volunteering, bingo and socialising. One person plays guitar while another plays the keyboard. Trips to the Norfolk coast, zoos and theme parks are favourites.
“Barleycombe has a very family-like atmosphere and easy access to the community. The long-term staff provide personalised support and great flexibility. The house itself is homely, welcoming and very comfortable. We are in a rural setting which offers all of the people we support peace and quiet with lots of walks available in the fresh air.” Manager, Barleycombe