Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries or mental health conditions.
Type of property
At Filbert Close people benefit from a vibrant network of staff and friends, while having peace and quiet when they need it too.
There are seven spacious one-bedroom apartments, each with a kitchen, a living room, and a bathroom - five of the apartments have wetroom-style bathrooms and two apartments have a bath.
Filbert Close also has an accessible garden with a BBQ for spending time outdoors when the weather is good. Assistive technology can be tailored to suit the needs of each person, and includes a Tunstall alarm in one apartment. There is a lift for access to the upper floor.
Valued in your community
Filbert Close is a residential area near Hatfield. People choose how they spend their time. Trips to the coast, tourist attractions, and London Zoo are favourites. Last year people went to Southend on holiday during the summer.
For people who like to stay active, Hatfield Leisure Centre provides year-round access to exercise classes, a gym and sports courts. The nearest swimming pool is in Hatfield Swim Centre. People also enjoy walking in the local park - Hatfield Park is a popular destination.
Hatfield offers shops, restaurants, cafes, high-street banks, an Odeon Cinema, The Galleria shopping outlet, and Hatfield House. People also like to visit St Albans for The Malting and Christopher Place Shopping Centres, Roman Theatre of Verulamium, the remains of the Roman City Walls, Lee House, and Maltings Arts Theatre.
Living at this service
We are ready to welcome someone who needs support with daily tasks and is looking to learn new independent living skills. Most of the people we support at Filbert Close have autism so our support team have developed strong skills and experience in this area. Everyone appreciates the calm atmosphere coupled with good social opportunities here.
People also enjoy going to college or doing work placements to learn about growing and selling vegetables - there is a vegetable plot in the garden! There is one communal apartment where people come together to socialise and do group activities such as arts and crafts, and discos.
“Filbert Close feels very homely. The staff team are very conscientious, going above and beyond for the people we support. There is a very strong community feel with people doing many activities onsite which encourages people to learn new skills. The atmosphere is very welcoming and family-oriented.” Manager, Filbert Close