New care home for people with learning difficulties set to open its doors to Northampton residents next month

Renovation work for a new 24 hour residential care home purposely built for adults aged over 18 with learning difficulties is now underway in Kingsthorpe.

Friday, 6th January 2017, 1:31 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 1:03 pm
New care home for people with learning difficulties set to open its doors to Northampton residents next month

Shepherd Heights will offer respite care to six adults who may also have additional needs such as mental health, sensory, ASD or moderate challenging behaviour issues.

There will be six ensuite bedrooms at the home and a sensory room will be available for all clients.

Director of services, Nicole Heitz said: “All our clients will have access to local amenities such as a local farm shop, Brampton Valley Way Walk, and the nearby pub. Shepherd Heights is within walking distance of Kingsthorpe where our residents, as part of their personal schedule, can access local supermarkets, banks, the library, coffee shop and a selection of retail outlets.

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Shepherd Heights will offer respite care to six adults who may also have additional needs such as mental health, sensory, ASD or moderate challenging behaviour issues.

"We have space for six clients. It’s good to be small so we can give excellent care. There will be four to five [members of staff] at the care home including the manager, so there will be one to two clients to every staff member.

“The idea of a care home started as a bit of a dream, I spoke to a friend of mine who was interested and others then came forward. There are four of us now. Our aim is to have a holistic and sensory approach to accommodate all our client’s needs."

Shepherd Heights will offer respite care to six adults who may also have additional needs such as mental health, sensory, ASD or moderate challenging behaviour issues.