Birchwood is a residential care home for disabled adults with complex care needs in Chesham.
Birchwood provides a high level of support to enable our customers to meet their personal goals and future aspirations.
We aim to provide you with the support and opportunities you need to lead a fulfilling lifestyle by offering a range of services which are tailored to your needs. You’ll be in control of your support and enabled to make choices and develop your independence. We’ll work alongside you, and the other people in your life, to make this happen. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like to achieve.
Our services provide high quality, person centred support. We train our staff thoroughly to provide a high quality, tailored and flexible support for people with a range of physical disabilities, learning disabilities and complex health needs.
What we provide is different for each customer, based on their needs and wishes. We provide fully-staffed support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including waking night care for those with complex health needs.
For us, it’s more than just accommodation and personal care. Our service provides a safe and supportive environment where customers can meet their personal aspirations and pursue their future goals. Staff will enable and empower customers in all aspects of their life, including decision-making, skill development and self-advocacy.
Every customer has a unique support plan. This can include both regular, daily and ‘as required’ activities, such as support with personal care, meal preparation, shopping, access to sports, volunteering and leisure activities.
Customers are supported to be active members of their community, for example to attend college, go swimming, visit the theatre and attend local interest groups. The Birchwood Artists meet weekly at the service and the art classes are open to all customers. As part of this group, customers have given presentations at the Royal Academy; one customer gave his presentation using eye-gaze technology.
Customers are encouraged to be involved in making decisions about how the service is run, including arranging activities, decorating the home and days out. If the customer wishes, friends and family are encouraged to be involved.
Birchwood is a vibrant and welcoming residential care home with three purpose-built, spacious bungalows. The service can provide a safe and stimulating environment for up to 14 customers.
Each bungalow has a communal lounge and kitchen. Customers have their own bedroom with en-suite bathroom and overhead hoist and tracking. There is also an independent flat consisting of its own lounge, kitchen bedroom and en-suite bathroom. There is a small garden area accessible to each customer from their bedroom as well as communal gardens around the site.
Birchwood is located close to the town centre with the shops just ten minutes away. There are also pubs and coffee shops just around the corner.
Referrals are accepted from:
- any potential customer seeking support
- a member of the customer’s family (with customer consent)
- someone working alongside the customer offering support (with customer consent. For example, their local authority
If would like to discuss making a referral, please contact us through the Get in Touch section on this page.
We will speak to you and, with your agreement, others that support you such as your family or other care providers. Following agreement about the suitability of placement, we will develop an individual support plan with you which will outline your communication preferences, lifestyle choices and wishes and health and wellbeing needs. We allow every customer to undertake a three-month trial period so you can experience the service. At the end of the trial period we will hold a review and, if applicable, formally agree the support with the customer, their representative and their sponsoring authority.
How to find Us
Get in Touch
|Address||Birchwood, Fullers Close, Chesham, Buckinghamshire|
|Post Code||HP5 1DP|
Service Manager: Diane Eastwood