Barton complex needs service reopens after £800k refurbishment

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Posted: Friday, February 21, 2020 - 09:16

Westbrooke Grange, a Salutem Modus residential home in Barton, near Torquay, has reopened following a complete refurbishment and regeneration scheme.

The service provides accommodation for up to five individuals, living with complex needs in five self-contained flats. It enables individuals with needs including autism, learning difficulties or mental health conditions to live independently, allowing residents to have choice and control in their day to day lives.

Martyn Heginbotham, managing director, south division, of Salutem, which owns Westbrooke Grange, said: “Before the refurbishment Westbrooke Grange was becoming unfit for purpose. It was falling short of providing the facilities our service users need to live the lives they choose. That’s why we have conducted a total refit of the facility, creating an exceptional purpose-built, top specification accommodation for otherwise marginalised and vulnerable people when they most need it.”

Each flat at Westbrooke Grange has been designed to accommodate the needs and wishes of the people that will live there. The rooms feature anti-ligature specification as standard and are ergonomically designed with features like rounded edges to furniture, fixtures and fittings, whilst retaining a homely feel that does not feel clinical or invasive.

John Godden, chief executive of Salutem, added: “This has been a very complex project and we’ve worked with lots of agencies, including both our internal specialist positive behaviour support team and external agencies such as commissioners, occupational therapists and social workers, to ensure the service is the very best of its type.”

“At Salutem, we are absolutely committed to supporting our service users so that they can live their best lives, providing care which enables them to make choices in environments which enhance their well-being.”

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