learning disabilities

With the right support, many of our customers are able to live independently in the community, even when they have previously spent years in secure settings. We provide a number of bespoke Transforming Care services for individuals resettling from long-stay hospital accommodation, often after several years. Customers living in our properties can expect high quality homes that meet their individual needs and support them towards living independently.

Stratford Road

In 2017 we were commissioned by Newham Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver a bespoke support package for an individual with very high learning disabilities and complex needs stepping down into the community from an out-of-borough inpatient placement.

We refitted and repurposed an existing building to enable us to meet the needs of very complex people within a homely environment. This latest addition to our Transforming Care portfolio now houses two customers, one in a CQC-registered supported living setting, and one in an independent flat with residential care. The service is CQC-registered and staffed 24 hours a day. Keeping our customers safe and well is our highest priority.

David*

Before moving to Look Ahead, David*, 23, was in an expensive out-of-borough inpatient placement in Colchester, while his family remained in London. He now lives happily at Stratford Road supported by three full-time support workers and sees his family regularly.
*Name has been changed

David’s placement at
Stratford Road is
17% cheaper than an alternative
high secure hospital placement

Antill Road Day Service

At Antill Road we provide person-centred care and support for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities, often including severe physical disabilities and complex healthcare needs.

The service offers essential respite to families, enabling their loved one to live at home without the need for more costly full-time residential care or supported living. Our trained staff, physiotherapists and other health professionals work closely with other local services and the local community. Since retaining the service we have developed the provision, offering a wider range of activities and more flexible hours suitable to families.

It gives me a chance to do jobs that I couldn’t do with him here. Although he can’t speak I know he really enjoys it because he’s happy when the bus picks him up and he comes home in a good mood.”

Parent