Bostall House Independent Hospital for Men Living with a Learning Disability
Bostall House is an independent hospital located in Abbey Wood, London. The service provides assessment and intervention for up to six men who are living with a learning disability and associated complex needs. The service can also support those who have mental health needs and behaviours that are perceived as challenging.
People come to Bostall House from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may also come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist service including a secure service. We believe that everyone should be treated as a full and valued member of their community with the same rights as everyone else. Therefore, our focus is rehabilitation and the improvement of the health and well-being of service users; developing trusting relationships and attaining positive outcomes. Service users are encouraged to identify and achieve their own personal aspirations using person centred thinking and approaches. We work hard with the people, their families and those closest to them to find out what is important to them and what their hopes and dreams for the future are. This is part of our commitment to use every opportunity we can to hear and act on the views of those we support and those who know and care about them best.
Bostall House is a spacious detached property which is surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. The service has a choice of lounges and communal areas for people to choose from and a private garden to the rear of the house. Bostall House is located in Abbey Wood, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. It is easily accessible from many local areas. There are local bus routes and Abbey Wood station is a ten minute walk away with central London a 30 minute train journey away. Bostall House is ideally located near several notable places of interest including Danson Park, and the Royal Museums Greenwich.
When people come to Bostall House we find out how they would like to personalise their room and we support them to do that. We also like to find out what they like to do and what interests them. People are supported to plan menus, shop and prepare food with support to increase their daily living skills in readiness for moving on. There is a large and varied choice of local community activities which include; bowling, the local gym, cafes and shops. Many people are supported to access education at local colleges and some have paid or voluntary work placements.
Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, selfcare, work and leisure as appropriate to their individual needs.
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