The Richardson Mews is a large detached Victorian house in private grounds with specialist accommodation for 25 people. Here we provide short-term intensive rehabilitation and respite care for adults with acquired brain injuries. Depending on their needs and preferences, service users may move on from The Richardson Mews to their own home (with support) or remain with us for long term rehabilitation and residential care.
There are 12 bedrooms on the ground floor and 13 on the first floor, which can be accessed using a lift. All bedrooms have an ensuite shower/wet room and some have kitchenette facilities. However, we encourage service users to use the communal kitchen and we support them in preparing their food. There is also a specially-designed occupational therapy kitchen, which is more easily accessible for wheelchair users. In here, our occupational therapist, care support workers and ASDAN co-ordinator support our service users to relearn domestic skills.
We offer a range of communal spaces so service users can have privacy and flexibility without being confined to their rooms. The Richardson Mews has three large lounge areas, dining area and extensive gardens. In addition, there is also a large hall, which we use for physiotherapy, short-mat bowling, music sessions and other activities, many of which include service users from our other homes.