We provide four homes with a total of 23 places covering the Wiltshire towns of Melksham, Chippenham and Devizes.
These homes cover a wide range of care needs from 2 Registered Care Homes with 24/7 care to the more independent living offered in the group home and the house containing 5 bed-sitter rooms.
The homes are run by Support Workers and Ancillary Staff, with a Registered Manager or Project Manager (as appropriate).
In-house staff liaise with the Community Mental Health Teams, the relevant Social Workers and GP’s to bring together a personal care package for each client.
All clients are encouraged to treat the houses as their homes, to be involved with the decisions within the homes and to develop independent lifestyles. As much as possible local facilities are used by clients, as by any other member of the community.
Our Registered Homes (King Street and Glanmor) have achieved Care Quality Commission (CQC) standards of 'GOOD' for both homes which has been awarded by the Investors in People award.
Our Melksham property is a six-bedded registered home for persons with long-term mental health problems. The house is the property of ADVANCE Housing Association and is managed by ABLE.
The home is close to the centre of Melksham, with good, level access to the town.
The property is a large, refurbished house with an enclosed cottage garden to the rear. The house has six single-occupancy bedrooms. There is one bedroom on the ground floor with en-suite wet room.
Communal areas of the house include one bathroom (on the ground floor), one shower room on the first floor plus one additional W.C also located on the first floor.
There is a laundry room, kitchen, lounge, dining room and office. This house does not allow smoking inside the building, however there is a shelter in the garden for smokers.
Registered Manager: Sue Harris
Glanmor is a seven bedded Registered Home for persons with long term mental health problems. The house is the property of Aster Housing Association with ABLE acting as the managing agent.
Glanmor is close to the town centre of Chippenham with good level access to the town. The property was originally 2 semi-detached houses which have been opened up internally to allow for one house. The house has seven single-occupancy bedrooms. There are no ground floor bedrooms. Glanmor has a large rear garden and a car park for up to 8 cars.
Communal areas of the house include one wet room on the first floor and one bathroom with a 'step up' shower also on the first floor of the house but on the opposite side of the property. The ground floor consists of two communal W'C's, a utility room, two kitchens, an office, dining room and two lounges.
Smoking is permitted is one of the lounges. The smoking lounge is situated on the ground floor at the front of the house. It can be accessed via the hallway by the office and via a door from the 'non-smoking' lounge. The room is clearly signed that it is a designated smoking area. There is also a small smoking shelter in the rear garden.
Registered Manager: Maricka Hamblin
Our Devizes home has five bedsits over 3 floors. It is a Supported People project for persons with mental health problems. The house is the property of Advance Housing Association, with ABLE acting as the managing agent.
The bedsits are situated close to Devizes with good level access to the town centre.
Communal areas of the house include a ground floor office, utility room, small TV room and ground floor toilet. Further communal areas include a bathroom and additional toilet to the upper floors. The 5 bedsits at this property have small kitchen areas in their bedrooms to allow tenants to be self-sufficient. Smoking is not permitted in the communal areas, however smoking is allowed in tenants own rooms.
Project Manager: Maria Newlands
The Beeches is a five bedded Supported People Project for persons with long term mental health problems. The house is the property of Places for People, with ABLE acting as the Managing Agent.
The Beeches is close to the town centre of Chippenham with a good level access to the town. The property was built in the early 1970's and has 5 single occupancy rooms - two of which are located on the ground floor
The Beeches has both a front and rear garden - the rear garden is enclosed and private.
Communal areas of the house include a ground floor shower room, first floor bathroom (with an over-the-bath shower), large lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room. Smoking is not permitted in the communal areas, however, smoking is allowed in the tenants own rooms.
Project Manager: Lisa Lewkowicz