Life-changing residential care for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities and mental health conditions.
Type of property
At Unity House is a residential service ready to welcome new people and support them in leading an independent life.
The property has level access as well as a lift for internal access to upper floors. There are twenty-one apartments, each with an ensuite with a shower. There are two communal bathrooms with water-resistant flooring - one has an accessible hydro bath with a chair. here are also two communal dining rooms, four living rooms, a main kitchen and a training kitchen, three laundry rooms, a sensory garden, and an arts and crafts room.
People also have access to an accessible garden with a patio and a BBQ for people to spend time outdoors when the weather is nice. Assistive technology can be tailored to suit the needs of each person and includes an intercom system, a fob system for the doors, and alarms in every room.
Valued in your community
Unity House is in Peterlee which has cafes, pubs, restaurants, a library, a post office, and Castle Dene shopping centre with a range of shops and high-street banks.
For people who like to stay active, Peterlee Leisure Centre has a gym, exercise classes, badminton courts, and a swimming pool. We are also close to the coast which has picturesque walks.
Sunderland is close by and offers the Empire Theatre, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, the National Glass Centre, the Bridges Shopping Centre, an Empire Cinema, and Sunderland Bowl for bowling.
People also like to visit Durham which provides access to Durham Castle, Gala Theatre and Cinema, Durham Museum and Heritage Centre, Durham Market Places, Crook Hall and Gardens, and the Museum of Archeology.
Living at this service
Unity House is ready to welcome a person of any age with a learning disability. The people we support here are aged between 20 and 67, and have a range of complex needs.
People’s interests include listening to music, watching television, gaming, shopping, cooking, bingo, karaoke, swimming, watching rugby and football, socialising, and being in the community.
At Unity House, people choose how they spend their time. Trips to the coast, Hartlepool, Newcastle and Sunderland are favourites. People also go on individual holidays every year.
“At Unity House the support is person centred. It’s not a case of residents fitting in with staff - the staff create it so they fit around the individual needs of the people we support. Staff aim to give people the opportunity to live the life they want. All staff go above and beyond by taking people on holiday or to special events in their own time. It is a busy family environment. The house was named by the people who live here: Unity because they feel they have created a strong unit. One person recently said that they have never lived in a place where they have been treated so well.” Manager, Unity House