New Directions (Rugby) Ltd.
New Directions is an inspiring, vibrant, local charity which supports people with a wide range of needs including learning disabilities and autism, and their families and carers, to lead full and valued lives by working in real partnership with them. The charity was established in the 1950's by local parents of children with learning disabilities who wanted to see improved services and facilities for their families and we are very proud of our community roots. New Directions is regulated and registered by the Care Quality Commission.
People using the services are supported in a person centred way with flexible, responsive, tailored plans designed to empower them to reach their potential and achieve their goals and wishes.
New Directions provides a wide range of high quality, flexible, support services that enables people to live as independently as possible in a place they choose and also supports them to:
Services include: Home Care/ Modern Supported Living/ Respite/ Holiday Breaks/ Short Stay/ Community Support/ Flexible Activities and Opportunities/ Reablement Support/ Residential Services.
Milner House is a modern short stay and respite service. It features 3 ground floor bedrooms each with their own en-suite wet room, adapted facilities and a great staff to person ratio to enable people using the facility to learn new skills and improve on the skills they already have. Customers and families have found that when people stay at Milner House not only does their confidence grow but also their friendship circles and the things they are able to do independently.
Transition into the Respite/short breaks service is at the individual's own pace and we will work with them and their families/carers to ensure it is a smooth and positive transition.
All of our customers and new customers are welcome to enjoy our Community Allotment and Sensory Garden to grow and cook their own vegetables and herbs as part of our Health and Well-being Programme.
Milner House - Short Breaks: https://newdirectionsrugby.org.uk/short-breaks-and-respite/
Gateway Court is New Directions modern supported living development located near the town centre in Rugby. The service has created opportunities for people to live as independently as possible in their own home with staff support on site 24/7. Gateway Court offers a range one and two bedroomed flats for a total of 21 people. It is a safe environment where people can live in the community. We have a large communal room that tenants are able to access for activity nights and to socialize with friends and family. New Directions is extremely proud of this service and the opportunities it offers.
Support is also offered to those that wish to find their own home within the community, customers are supported to be involved in finding the accommodation and creating their support team.
We are able to support customers in their own homes by providing Homecare that meets their individual needs.
Lennon Court is a supported living accommodation complex offering 11 learning disabled people to live in their own home with support from staff to help them live their life well, increase their skills and independence and be active in the local community. The flats are large, modern and well maintained and are in a central position close to Rugby Town centre.
Richmond Court is New Directions’ latest development providing supported living accommodation for people with learning and physical disabilities. This purpose-built housing complex consists of 11 self-contained one bedroom flats, and a spacious communal room for engaging in activities, or a place to meet and socialise. There is a fully accessible garden garden sensory area is . People who live at Richmond Court are supported to maintain and develop their independence skills, make new friends and live the life they choose with staff available when required.
Supported Living enables people with disabilities to make their own decisions, increase their life skills, manage their own tenancy, live independently and build their confidence.
For more information on support living, please visit our website.
Community Choices Network is New Directions Flexible Activities/ Opportunities Service where people can meet new people make new friends and engage in new activities and groups such as sports, swimming, gym, drama, arts and crafts, cooking, working in a local community cafe, dance, computers, pottery, sensory room, gardening working on an allotment, fishing and community trips like cinema, theatre or bowling and many more. We can also provide support to find volunteering placements and identify work opportunities. https://newdirectionsrugby.org.uk/activities-opportunities/
Poppy Place is our new modern adapted residential home situated in a central location in the heart of Rugby town, close to local amenities and public transport. It boast 7 bedrooms 6 of which are ground floor with track hoists. All of our generously sized bedrooms have en-suit wet rooms. We have a separate bathroom with an adapted bath so individuals have the choice. Poppy place has open plan living areas, the kitchen has a wheel chair friendly work top that is height adaptable. We have landscaped gardens with a lovely water feature. Due to its adaptions Poppy place is able to support individuals with mobility needs.
We have highly trained staff that deliver high quality care and support 24 hour a day.
Vicarage Road is our warm and welcoming residential home close to the town centre and all local amenities. It has 6 bedrooms with a ground floor wet room giving us the flexibility to have ground floor accommodation if required.
Service users that live here are supported to work towards and maintain their daily living and independent skills and are regularly supported to access the local community.
We believe in listening to the voices of people with learning disabilities so that we can empower and transform their lives by working in partnership with them to actively develop our service.
For more information on our residential services, please visit our website.
Working and Volunteering We are always keen to hear from motivated individuals who would like to work or volunteer for us. For more information on working for us, please visit https://newdirectionsrugby.org.uk/working-for-us/ and for information on volunteering, please visit https://newdirectionsrugby.org.uk/volunteering-with-new-directions/
New Directions (Rugby) Ltd. is registered with the Care Quality Commission and is ISO9001 accredited.
Age range:17-18 yrs , 19-24 yrs , 25-44 yrs , 45-64 yrs , 65-74 yrs , 75-84 yrs , 85+ yrs
Anyone who has a learning disability and/or autism aged 16+.
Contact us for information about costs.
Milner House has been built with accessibility in mind, all of the doorways are widened, all of the accommodation is contained within the ground floor. Each bedroom has its own accessible wet room and there is an additional communal bathroom with an electronic bath. The kitchen consists of lowered and regular height worktops and the sink and cooker hob are accessible also for wheelchair users.
Poppy Place boasts 7 bedrooms 6, of which are ground floor with track hoists. All of our generously sized bedrooms have en-suit wet rooms. We have an additional bath room with adapted bath giving individuals the choice. Poppy place has open plan living areas, the kitchen has a wheel chair friendly work top that is height adaptable.
New Directions consistently considers the need for accessibility within our services.
We welcome enquiries and contacts from people who feel that our services may be of use to them.
Please contact us through our website contact page.
Last updated - 19/08/21
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