Residential care

  • Sycamore (modern purpose built house)
  • Hill Cottage 
  • Linden
  • Rowan
  • Willow, completed in 2011

Living together

At Garvald West Linton, we have developed a successful model of group living. Our 36 adults with learning disabilities live together with members of staff in one of five houses: Hill Cottage, Linden, Rowan and Sycamore and Willow. Between six and nine residents live in each house supported by staff, including a House Manager. The live-in House Manager is responsible for the smooth running of their household.

Our model of group living provides opportunities for friendships to develop and a caring and supportive environment where social skills can be nurtured. Residents can take advantage of a varied programme of social outings, including trips to the cinema and pub, as well as swimming and riding at local stables. Every effort is made to support people in the leisure activities of their choice and participate in the life of surrounding communities.

In order to develop their independence, residents are encouraged and supported to carry out domestic tasks, such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.