Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities and autism.
Type of property
At Balls Road apartments, people often come together as a community. Living in this shared building means people benefit from a vibrant network of staff and friends, as well as enjoying independence in their own apartment .
Balls Road has fifteen apartments, each with a bedroom, a spare room, an open-plan kitchen and lounge area, and a bathroom with a shower and a bath. There is also a small communal area for people to relax and socialise in.
The property has an accessible garden with a patio and BBQ for when the weather is good. People who live here are welcome to have pets - one person has a dog, and another has pet rabbits.
Assistive technology includes an intercom system, a lift, CCTV and call points in each apartment to contact staff.
Valued in your community
At Balls Road, we are fortunate to be located in vibrant Birkenhead. The local area has many cafes, pubs, restaurants, and shops, as well as Birkenhead Market, the Pyramids Shopping Centre, Birkenhead Priory, the U-boat Story Museum, Birkenhead Park, the Wirral Transport Museum and Heritage Tramway, and a Vue cinema.
For people who like to stay active, Europa Pool Leisure Centre provides year-round access to a gym, swimming pool, activities and group classes.
People also have access to St Catherine’s Hospital, which offers a range of services including adult social care, rehabilitation, specialised dental care, and physiotherapy.
Liverpool is easily accessible from the property. Here, people can enjoy numerous museums and art galleries, Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre, the Liverpool Empire, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Lane 7 Liverpool for bowling, and Imagine That Science and Discovery Centre. And we’re spoilt for choice for beautiful walks - the docks, Toxteth Park, Wavertree Botanic Gardens and Sefton Park are just a small selection.
Liverpool is also home to The Reader Organisation - a charity specialising in shared reading to improve mental wellbeing. Located in Calderstones Park, people can visit the Reader Cafe or the Storybarn to join shared reading sessions, where stories are read aloud and then discussed.
Living at this service
At Balls Road, we are ready to welcome a person of any age range. People who live here like shopping, working, volunteering, gaming, karaoke, gardening, bingo, football, horse riding, kickboxing, cooking and baking, walking, spending time in the community, listening to music, watching television and going out for lunch.
Art plays a big role at Balls Road. The people we support here have their artwork displayed in the corridors - one resident is even painting a mural of the Liverpool skyline in the communal room.
The people here often come together for parties in the summer, for Halloween or at Christmas, for example. People like to organise and hold fundraising events too. The latest event helped to raise money for breast cancer research.
“At Balls Road, there is a very happy and relaxed atmosphere. The staff love working here because the people we support have varied interests. There is always something going on. The building has been made very homely, before people even enter their apartments.” Manager, Balls Road