Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.
Type of property
At Kingsbridge Wharf apartments, people come together as a community. Living in this shared building means people benefit from a vibrant network of staff and friends, as well as enjoying peace and quiet when they need it too.
The building has eight apartments, each with a main bedroom, spare room, kitchen, living room, dining area and a bathroom with a bath. Kingsbridge Wharf also has an accessible garden for people to use when the weather is good.
Valued in your community
At Kingsbridge Wharf, we are located in a residential area with peaceful surroundings. There is a canal at the back of the property, where people can enjoy beautiful walks. The local area has cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as a post office and a library.
Blackburn is easily accessible from the property and offers the Empire Theatre, museums and art galleries, a Vue cinema, Planet Ice for skating, the Mall Shopping Centre and Market, Tenpin Blackburn for bowling, and many historical landmarks. For people who like to stay active, Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre provides year-round access to a gym and swimming pool.
Blackburn is also home to Royal Blackburn Hospital which has specialist services for adult mental illness, stroke, dementia, and occupational therapy.
Nearby Preston also offers a range of vibrant cafes, restaurants, shops and attractions including St George’s and Fishergate shopping centres, and an Odeon cinema. There are a number of museums in the area too - Ribble Steam Railway and Museum is a popular choice.
Preston is also home to the Creative Space Centre - the UK’s largest multi-sensory centre for people with special needs. There are three sensory rooms, all with modern lighting and sound projection equipment, a social and eating area and beautiful gardens. This is a wonderful space for both children and adults to enjoy.
Living at this service
Kingsbridge Wharf is an ideal home for an able-bodied person. People living here enjoy walking, shopping, listening to music, watching television, and being in the community. People also enjoy their own space, so someone with a similar outlook is very welcome here.
At Kingsbridge Wharf, people choose how they spend their time. Day trips to Blackpool, Southport, Liverpool and local museums are favourites.
Smaller pets - like cats, birds and fish are allowed as pets. One person here has two pet rabbits.
“Kingsbridge Wharf is in a lovely area with everything close by. Everyone knows each other and the local community really takes care of the people we support. People feel safe here and have made their apartments their own. Overall, this is a happy and quiet environment.” Manager, Kingsbridge Wharf