The launch of The Coach House in January 2019
The Coach House is located in the grounds of The Richardson Mews in Kingsthorpe, Northampton. While this gives easy access to shared facilities, the privacy of service users in both homes is respected and the bedrooms and living spaces are not overlooked. The grounds are enclosed, offering security and plenty of choice of outdoor spaces to enjoy. The homes are also in the heart of the local community – literally yards away from shops, banks, cafes, pubs and a local park.
The Coach House is a listed building, so as much as possible of the character of the building has been maintained, while adding the latest environmental measures and creating a safe, comfortable, accessible and practical environment. The aim has always been to create a place that will feel like home (not like a medical or institutional setting) for the service users who live here. Many people require long-term care and rehabilitation, and in our thirty years of experience, a warm, homely environment helps them to engage more in their support and have a better quality of life.
Plenty of natural light, high ceilings, spacious bedrooms and living areas, as well as vibrant décor and views of the gardens all contribute to enhancing the mood and well-being of service users.
Communal rooms include a light, comfortable lounge area, plus additional seating areas, modern, spacious dining room and a kitchen with modern appliances and plenty of storage space
There are nine bedrooms on the ground floor with two on the first floor and all have ensuite level-access wetrooms, designed to be stylish and practical. All bedroom lights have dimmer switches and three different light settings available, depending on the needs of the individual – daylight, warm, cool.
Three bedrooms have their own kitchenette facilities and seven rooms have their own patio area.
We have invested in the latest technology to reduce the both the impact on the environment and long-term costs. These include solar panels for water heating, an innovative heat-retrieval system, fast-acting under-floor heating and a 22,000-litre rainwater harvesting tank – water is filtered then used to supply the laundry room and flush toilets in both The Richardson Mews and The Coach House.
The Coach House is under the same registration as The Richardson Mews, but it is a separate home with its own manager and care support staff.
Jo Wilkins is Registered Homes Manager at The Coach House, which gained CQC Registration in July 2019.
The Coach House