Life-changing residential care for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and mental health conditions.
Type of property
At Oaklands people are supported to live with independence.
This seven-bedroom property has an open-plan kitchen and dining room, a living room, a laundry room and a conservatory which serves as a second dining room. There are three communal bathrooms - one with a shower cubicle, one with a bath, and the other wet room-style. Three of the bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms too - one with a shower cubicle and two wet room-style.
Oaklands has an accessible garden with a patio and a BBQ for people to use when the weather is good.
Valued in your community
Oaklands is in a residential area with cafes, pubs and a post office. Bedford is within walking distance and offers the Harpur Shopping Centre, a Vue Cinema, The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum, and Bedford Central Library.
For people who like to stay active, Trinity Arts and Leisure provides year-round access to exercise classes, a gym, sports courts and a swimming pool. People also enjoy walking in the local area - Bedford Park is a popular destination.
People also like to visit nearby Northampton which has attractions including the Grosvenor Shopping Centre, theatres, museums, art galleries, Ten Pin Northampton for bowling, Northampton Marina, and Delapre Abbey.
Living at this service
The people we support here are aged between 29 and 60 years of age and live with autism, Down’s syndrome, learning disabilities and bipolar disorder.
One of the women here likes watching The Sound of Music, eating out, spending time in her bedroom and going to the cinema. Another woman at Oaklands enjoys colouring, listening to rock music and having her hair, nails and makeup done. One of the men we support loves Thomas the Tank Engine, bowling, eating out, going to the train station and seeing his family.
At Oaklands, people choose how they spend their time. People have hobbies including listening to music, watching television, volunteering, socialising, karaoke, going to the pub, walking, gardening, shopping, cooking, watching wrestling and being in the community. Trips to the coast are also favourites.
“Oaklands is a very welcoming service with long term staff and people - the longest resident has been here for twenty-four years. The local community offers all amenities. The staff work really hard with all of the people we support to provide person-centred care so that people can achieve the best life and experiences possible. Oaklands offers support for a variety of needs.” Manager, Oaklands