Life-changing support for adults with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities or acquired brain injuries.
Type of property
At Rectory Drive we empower people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs to live as independently as possible, to become integral members of the community and to achieve their goals and aspirations through individual care pathways.
This five-bedroom detached bungalow has an open-plan kitchen and dining room, a living room, a laundry room, and three communal bathrooms - they are all wet room style while one also has a bath.
Rectory Drive also has an accessible garden with a patio and a BBQ for people to use when the weather is good. Assistive technology can be tailored to suit the needs of each person, and includes ceiling track hoists in all of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms. There is a ramp at the front of the house and level access at the back of the house for wheelchair users.
Valued in your community
Rectory Drive is in March, which is a peaceful residential area with pubs, cafes, restaurants, a post office, a library and Fossils Galore Museum. For people who like to stay active, George Campbell Leisure Centre provides year-round access to exercise classes, a gym, sports courts and a swimming pool. People also enjoy walking in the local area.
Peterborough has a lot of interesting attractions including Peterborough Cathedral, Queensgate and Rivergate Shopping Centres, Peterborough Museum, a Lido outdoor swimming pool, a Showcase Cinema, a Hollywood Bowl for bowling, Planet Ice for ice skating, Bounce trampoline park, restaurants, and high-street shops and banks.
Living at this service
We are ready to welcome someone new to the service. The people we support here are non-verbal men who live with autism, physical disabilities and complex neurological disorders. The bungalow has two sides to suit different personalities- a quiet side and a louder side.
One person we support here likes driving in the car, walking in big open spaces, sailing, bowling, and spending time in the hydro pool. Another loves going on holiday and to the seaside, food shopping and bowling. One likes going for drives and spending time in his own space.
People have hobbies including listening to music, watching television, puzzles, arts and crafts, shopping, cooking, baking, swimming, socialising and being in the community.
At Rectory Drive, people choose how they spend their time.
“Rectory Drive is person-centred and everyone has their own support schedules. All of our care packages are tailored to each person. Every person has a mobility car so it opens up the activities the staff can support people doing. Due to the complexity of behaviors displayed by the people we support, the staff have formed a strong bond and are able to support each other on difficult days. The atmosphere is homely and warm, and we are in a quiet and calm area.” Manager, Rectory Drive