Residential Services

Hereward has a range of options for people with disabilities who want to live more independently.

We have onsite residential accommodation at Hereward College for young people wishing to study with us and also offer short breaks, respite, and step-down services. Our purpose-built residential accommodation provides a home from home environment with ensuite bedrooms, fully accessible bathrooms, laundry service and adjustable kitchens.

If you choose to stay with us on a residential basis, you will develop independence and life skills, make new friends, gain confidence and take more control over your own care with the support of our experienced staff.

A holistic package of support also includes nursing, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, assistive technology specialists and educational psychologists.

Staying at Hereward gives you access to:

  • Free taster sessions
  • High quality care (Care Quality Commission ‘Good’)
  • Fully accessible accommodation
  • Expert and highly trained staff
  • Specialist facilities and additional services
  • Central location with excellent transport links

The life skills you will develop include:

  • Shopping and cooking for others
  • Keeping living areas clean and tidy
  • Washing and ironing clothes
  • Organising trips in local community
  • Planning activities as part of a group
  • Planning and budgeting for meals
  • Keeping safe in the community
  • Using public transport

Respite care breaks are available for 16-25 year olds for any number of nights during term time and at weekends covering all levels of care. Respite users also take part in college and independent living activities.

Step-down care placements are available for young people with complex needs to enable to the transition from hospital to home or independent living.  Our package of support removes the need for long-term hospital stays, and we work closely with families, professionals and local agencies to ensure the successful reintegration of a young person back into home and community life.