Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries or mental health conditions.
Type of property
Viaduct Court apartments offer the ideal mixture of independent and shared living space. In these apartments, people can benefit from a vibrant network of staff and friends, while having peace and quiet when they need it too.
There are sixteen one-bedroom apartments, each with an open-plan kitchen and living room, and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. There is also a communal kitchen onsite, which the people we support can use.
Viaduct Court also has 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 a lift to access upper floors, CCTV and an intercom system. Two of the apartments have door sensors.
Valued in your community
Viaduct Court is in Workington which has cafes, pubs, a library, a post office, restaurants and high-street banks. There’s Washington Square Shopping Centre, Workington Hall, Helena Thompson Museum, and Eclipse Leisure Centre for bowling and crazy golf too. Nearby Dunmail Park Shopping Centre also has a Plaza Cinema.
For people who like to stay active, Workington Leisure Centre provides year-round access to a gym, exercise classes, squash courts, a climbing wall and a swimming pool, or there are beautiful walks in the local area. The Lake District is easily accessible and has some lovely places to visit for walking and relaxing.
People like to visit Carlisle which offers larger amenities, The Lanes Shopping Centre, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, a Vue Cinema, Carlisle Cathedral, Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life and Carlisle Castle.
Living at this service
Viaduct Court is ready to welcome someone of any age or gender. Most of the people here live with learning disabilities.
At Viaduct Court, people choose how they spend their time. Trips to tourist attractions, Blackpool and Carlisle are favourites. People have varied interests including listening to music, shopping, cooking, swimming, gardening, working and volunteering, going out for lunch, bingo, gaming, playing badminton and cricket in the garden and going bowling.
Viaduct Court is an active place to live, with lots of group activities. One person here takes charge of organising the events. Recently people enjoyed high tea for Mother’s Day. People also cook together once a week, decorating the table to match the meal they are having - Mexican and Italian are recent examples - and sit down as a group to eat. People enjoy the weekly colouring club and bingo nights too.
“Viaduct Court has a community spirit. Everybody who lives here is friendly and has a strong sense of community. The staff all go above and beyond to make sure all the people we support are living the best life they can. The people are very welcoming and friendly, inviting all new people to join the groups. The location is perfect - everything you could possibly need is within walking distances. The atmosphere is busy but happy and welcoming.” Manager, Viaduct Court