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Supported Living in the Community
Positive living and learning for people with epilepsy and other complex needs

Supported Living in the Community

Although many of our Adult residents live on-site at St Elizabeth's, we have a number of residents who live nearby in the local community.

We currently occupy and hold tenancy agreements for 9 flats at Windhill in Bishop's Stortford, all managed by the local Housing Association. Many of the residents who live here still access St Elizabeth's for either College or Day Opportunities, but feel their needs and interests are best met living in the community.

Adult residents who choose to live at Windhill receive benefits of the health and therapy services of St Elizabeth's as part of an outreach programme, while living within the supported living setting in the heart of Bishop's Stortford. Our flats at Windhill have a committed and experienced staff team who are qualified and trained to meet the needs of the particular clients they support, 24 hours of the day. 

Each resident has their own flat (with their own front door!) and are supported by staff to live independently and learn vital living skills. While there are some communal rooms and spaces, many residents are supported and encouraged to cook and clean for themselves, organise their laundry and manage day to day living expenses and errands. 

Regular transport is provided for those living at Windhill wishing to come back to St Elizabeth's site for visits and activities, as well as to access the wider community. Windhill residents are very fortunate to be within walking distance of Bishop's Stortford town centre, including a 20 minute walk to the train station with direct links into Cambridge and London, giving them the freedom to explore, with staff support if required.

In addition to accessing their local community based GP, the residents at Windhill continue to have access to their specialist nursing and therapy services at St Elizabeth's on an outreach basis.

In our most recent inspection, our provision at Windhill was rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.

For further information on our residential services in the community, please contact Cheryl Gow at cheryl.gow@stelizabeths.org.uk or on 01279 844403.

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