Old Butt Lane
Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.
Type of property
Old Butt Lane is a four-bedroom terraced house where people are supported to lead an active, independent life.
The property has an open-plan lounge and dining room with a separate kitchen, as well as a laundry room. There are two rooms upstairs and two rooms downstairs, with one shared bathroom on each floor. The upstairs bathroom is cubicle style, while the downstairs bathroom has a shower.
There is an accessible garden with a greenhouse for resident use. Assistive technology can be fitted.
Valued in your community
At Old Butt Lane, people like to be a part of the local community. Talke and Kidsgrove are close by, with vibrant cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as Barclays Bank and a local Co-op.
The Affinity Outlet Staffordshire is the nearest shopping centre. For swimming and other leisure activities, Alsager Leisure Centre is close by, as is Kidsgrove Library for any avid readers.
A short bus journey will take you to Stoke-on-Trent, which provides access to larger banks and attractions including Waterworld swimming pool, Festival Retail Park and intu Potteries for shopping, Regent Theatre, the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Tenpin Stoke bowling, an Odeon Cinema and a Cineworld.
The people we support at Old Butt Lane choose how they spend their time. People take regular day trips, either one-on-one with their support worker, or with family members - Chester Zoo and Blackpool are firm favourites.
Living at this service
At Old Butt Lane, people often sit together in the lounge and dining areas. Each person has daily activities, so someone who can stay busy would be a perfect fit. While the ground floor is fully accessible, people wishing to live in the upstairs room must be able to reach it safely by the staircase.
There are three people living at Old Butt Lane – two men and a woman, all between 35 and 55 years old. The younger man has mild learning disabilities and cerebral palsy. He is a car enthusiast who enjoys spending time with family and listening to music. He is a very sociable man and likes to talk to the other people in the house.
The other man we support has learning disabilities. He likes his own space, peace and quiet and often builds with Lego.
The woman we support here has epilepsy and severe learning disabilities. She is non-verbal and likes her own space, horse riding and spending time with family. She is very active and often visits the local leisure centre.
Old Butt Lane is an active household – people choose to go on regular one-on-one trips to the swimming pool, sensory rooms, car shows and local pubs.
“At Old Butt Lane we work to make sure each individual reaches their full potential. We will work one-on-one with each person so they can attain all their goals confidently and in a happy and active environment.” Manager, Old Butt Lane