We have six residential care homes in Northampton: Three of these provide specialist care and support for adults with learning disabilities – 2 & 8 Kingsthorpe Grove and 23 Duston Road, and three provide rehabilitation for adults with acquired brain injuries – 144 Boughton Green Road, The Richardson Mews and The Coach House. We are experienced in looking after people who present with associated behaviour that challenges, complex needs, mental health issues and physical disabilities.
Each home is different and provides a unique environment. So, when accepting someone new, we carefully consider the home that will be most suitable for them. This includes taking into account the existing residents and the dynamics within the home.
Our care homes range from eight to 25 bedrooms, all of which have ensuite or private bathrooms/wet-rooms. They are all homes with character, designed and decorated like a home – not an institution. This is because we strongly believe that light, spacious, attractive living spaces improve mood and well-being. And if someone feels at home, it will help them to engage with their therapy or rehabilitation. Therefore, the physical aspects of each home combine safety and practicality with comfort and character.
Bedrooms are generously proportioned and can be decorated to suit the style and taste of the service user before they move in. There is also plenty of communal space, so service users can choose when to socialise and when to take some time out – without being confined to their bedroom. This feeling of space and calmness reduces stress and makes the environment more conducive to recovery.
Dr Seth Mensah, Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at Richardson Care, talking about the importance of environment in brain injury rehabilitation
The launch of The Coach House in January 2019