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Oster House<br>Supported Living Service

Oster House
Supported Living Service

Supported Living
St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Speak to our Referral and Placements Team on
07550 188 004
or click here to make a referral

Overview Of Oster House

Oster House is a Supported Living Plus Service in the vibrant community of St Albans, which supports young people and adults (16-65 year olds) with complex needs to become significantly more independent within the community.

Oster House supports up to 15 individuals with the following needs:

  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Behaviours which may be as challenging
  • May be stepping down from secure settings and may have experienced previous placement breakdowns

Each individual is provided with their own spacious flat alongside access to the internal and external communal spaces.

Oster House balances the opportunity for independence development with social integration and is ideal for individuals who may not yet be quite ready for full supported living.

Sarah’s fantastic journey from hospital through to full independent living in her own flat in Hemel Hempstead. Sarah, one of the individuals Precious Homes supported to move from a secure unit and into the community just under three years ago, received her last ever support session at the end of November 2016.

Read Sarah's Story

Tailored Design

Key Design Features

  • 15 spacious one-bedroom flats set across the main building and two annexes
  • Each flat contains a bedroom, living room, dining space, kitchen and bathroom
  • A variety of flat sizes and layouts available including ground floor, first and second floor flats
  • Communal living room and chill-out area
  • Two communal garden areas including BBQ and patio areas

Community Integration

Oster House benefits from close community links, excellent transport links to St Albans and further afield and a team with extensive knowledge of the local area.

The service is within easy access of local shops, sports facilities, employment opportunities, restaurants and health services. The team work with individuals to build on their current needs and interests including voluntary and vocational links such as with the Princes Trust.

I could not have imagined I would be living on my own, in my own flat, my Support Workers have given me the confidence to make this happen – Person Supported – Oster House

 

Our Multi-Disciplinary Team

Input from our in-house Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) can be provided on top of a person’s support when people we support require further therapeutic and behavioural support and intervention. This is an additional resource for people who have had input and cost agreed with the person supported and/or their funding authority.

Input can range from rehabilitative support for someone in crisis; support for complex assessments and transitions; resolving and reducing emotional and behavioural issues through positive behaviour support approaches; observing, training and mentoring support teams; right through to simply being on hand to give extra advice and guidance to our support teams.

Our specialised and highly qualified MDT includes Psychology and Speech and Language Therapy (SALT). We also work closely alongside external MDT partners including Behavioural Specialists, Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, dieticians and fitness experts.

The Support workers always put my relative at the centre of any planning, discussions and decisions on their care needs – Relative – Oster House

Referrals & Contacts

We provide a rapid response to referrals and will normally arrange a professional assessment within a few days of your call.

 

A full and detailed pre-admission assessment is always carried out, free of charge and without obligation, by our highly experienced team prior to a placement offering being made. This values the unique and complex needs of each person and forms the basis of the individuals support plans if they move into the service.

Speak to our Referral and Placements Team on
07550 188 004
or click here to make a referral


For direct contact with service:
Call: 01727 420 761

Project Address:
St Albans AL3 5UT, United Kingdom

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