Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities.
Type of property
At Eastleigh people are supported to live independently.
The detached house has four bedrooms, two wet room style ensuites, one shared bathroom with a shower, a kitchen, an open-plan lounge area and dining room, and a conservatory. Assistive technology includes an intercom system.
Eastleigh also has an accessible garden with a patio for people to use when the weather is good. We even have a resident dog.
Valued in your community
At Eastleigh, we are fortunate to be located in a peaceful residential area.
Skelmersdale is the nearest town, and provides access to cafes, restaurants, shops, high-street banks, a post office, and a library. For people who like to stay active, we have year-round access to Nye Bevan Gym and Swimming Pool, or Tawd Valley Park has picturesque walks.
Southport also offers lots of things to do, including Southport Pleasureland, Pier and Beach, Marine Lake Promenade, the Model Railway Village, a Vue Cinema, Tenpin Southport for bowling, theatres, art galleries and high-street shops and banks.
People also like to visit Liverpool, which has numerous museums and art galleries, Liverpool ONE Shopping Centre, the Liverpool Empire, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 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
Eastleigh is an ideal home for a person in their forties. The people we support here are all very independent and enjoy the peace and quiet, so are ready to welcome someone with a similar outlook.
We currently support two women and a man, aged between 57 and 62 with physical and learning disabilities. One of the women here supports Everton FC, and likes eating out and visiting her parents. The other woman enjoys going to the gym, visiting her sister and going to church. The man we support here likes bowling, going to the disco, attending a drama class, and playing football in a local disability team.
People here have hobbies including walking, volunteering, working, socialising, shopping, cooking, listening to music, watching television, going to the football, and being in the community.
At Eastleigh, people choose how to spend their time - meetings are held every month to decide on what kind of activities we should do. People particularly enjoy going on day trips to Liverpool and London, or on holiday to Spain and France. As a group we went to a Christmas pantomime and stayed in a hotel overnight.
“At Eastleigh, the people we support have lived together for so long it has created a real family atmosphere. The staff have also been here for eight to fifteen years. It’s a very happy and calm house, in a safe environment.” Manager, Eastleigh