Leith Close

Contact details

33 Leith Close, Slough, Berkshire SL1 1UT
Tel: 01753 518589

Leith Close


Overview

Leith Close was set up in 2000 as a supported accommodation to promote independent living of people with learning disabilities.
The accommodation is located at Leith Close which is just 5-7 minutes walk from Slough High Street and Slough Train Station and close to so many social amenities.
Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide individually tailored support to the residents.
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.
Ability has 12 flats and each flat has one bedroom, a bathroom and a lounge/ kitchen with provisions for a cooker, hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Three of the flats are wheelchair accessible.
The building has three floors with two different main entrances and Ability customers and the members of the community live alongside each other. There is a big communal garden at the back of the building and enough parking spaces for tenants, staff and visitors.

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 Leith Close, 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

Ability has 12 flats and each flat has one bedroom, a bathroom and a lounge/ kitchen with provisions for a cooker, hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Three of the flats are wheelchair accessible.

The building has three floors with two different main entrances and Ability customers and the members of the community live alongside each other. There is a big communal garden at the back of the building and enough parking spaces for tenants, staff and visitors.