Harris Gardens

Contact details

29 Harris Gardens, Slough, Berkshire. SL1 2YB
Tel: 01753 528753

Harris Gardens


Overview

Harris Gardens was purpose built in 2000 as a supported accommodation for people with Learning Disabilities to live as independently as possible.
The accommodation is located just 1 mile from Slough town centre and is within 4-6 minutes walking distance to local shops and amenities. It has good public transport links.
Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide individually tailored support to the customers.
This service is a long term home for adults who have a learning disability and require support with their daily living skills and accessing the community. It is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to provide personal care.

What we offer

  • To develop and maintain independent living skills.
  • To empower individuals with a learning disability to thrive in their community.
  • To deliver person centred support promoting individuals to make informed choices and achieve their aspirations.
  • Ensure safety and wellbeing by working closely with partnership agencies and family members.

Areas supported

The areas of support provided but not limited to:

  • Administration of medication
  • Personal Care
  • Daily living skills (cooking / cleaning)
  • Budgeting, paying bills and preventing debt
  • Applying for welfare benefits such as Housing Benefit, Council tax benefit, Personal Independence Payment
  • Education, training, voluntary work and employment
  • Health care appointments
  • Leisure and culture
  • Accessing the community
  • Relationships with family, friends and professionals
  • Repairs
  • Health and safety

Customer groups

Vulnerable adults with an assessed learning disability.

Referrals

All referrals come from  Slough Social Services via the Learning Disability Accommodation Panel, or from Care Managers within the Learning Disability Teams.

When we have a vacant flat at Harris Gardens, the Manager informs CTPLD. The Learning Disability Accommodation Panel, or the Care Manager, will send referrals electronically (by email) to the Manager. Once received the Manager will arrange a full needs assessment.

Facilities

It comprises of 7 flats over three floors and each flat has one bedroom, a bathroom and a lounge and kitchen which have provisions for a cooker, hob,  fridge/freezer and washing machine. The building has support to hold on when walking on the stairs and the toilets in two of the flats are wheelchair accessible. There is a communal garden and parking for twelve cars.