Decoy Farm, Decoy Barn and Decoy Lodge


Location & Contact Info

Browston Lane, Browston, Norfolk, NR31 9DP
Tel: 01502 730927

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Decoy Farm, Barn and Lodge are still relatively new services, admitting our first person to the Farm in January 2009. Decoy Barn and Decoy Lodge were opened in 2010 and 2013 respectively. Decoy Farm provides services for 5 people with very complex needs and behaviour that may challenge and Decoy Barn provides accommodation for 3 people in self contained apartments comprising bedroom, lounge, kitchenette and bathroom. Decoy Lodge is a single service also comprising of bedroom, en suite bathroom and lounge/kitchen/diner. Decoy Lodge and Decoy Barn are most suited to people who require “their own space” and may find excessive interaction with others distressing, they have all the benefits of their own “flat” whilst receiving full support as and when they need it in a safe and secure environment.

We also have an activities room which includes a kitchen, so that the people we support are able to engage in activities either with their Support Worker or with our Activities Co-ordinator, away from their living area should they wish to. And for those times when relaxation is needed, we have a fabulous water sensory room, with a luxurious and relaxing Jacuzzi. For those that like the outdoors we have a small farm whereby fruit and vegetables can be grown.

Many of the people we support have very complex needs and behaviour that may challenge. We are able to provide support for people that have been previously detained under the Mental Health Act, and those that may be discharged from hospital on a Community Treatment Order or Guardianship Order. The people we support may require a higher degree of support than available in standard residential services, but have the opportunity for appropriate involvement in the community.

At Decoy, we employ both Learning Disability and Mental Health nurses therefore having the knowledge and the skills to provide extensive support for the people who live with us and to the support staff in order to help prevent re-admission to hospital. Each person that we support has a Named Nurse and key-worker(s) who will encourage, support and guide each individual to express choice and to set and accomplish personal goals. We believe that Decoy Farm provides a high quality, relaxed, friendly and homely living environment where people we support can remain for as long as their needs are being met. This means that we will encourage people to move on if appropriate.

Our unique approach to care…..

We believe that Decoy, really is a special place, recognising that support should evolve to meet each individual’s changing needs as they move through life. We deliver person-centred care and support to encourage the people we support to develop their individual life-styles, acquire new skills and work towards their personal goals. Individualised support plans address their needs, while valuing, and building on, strengths and abilities.

All staff are trained to provide a high level of care for people with, for example, autistic spectrum disorders, learning disabilities and associated mental health problems. They are also trained to use physical intervention if and when necessary but always as a last resort, however we fully believe that the relaxing environment, the attitude of all support staff and the quality of support received go a long way to providing a service whereby physical intervention is rarely used.

If you have anything that you think we may be able to help you with, please don’t hesitate to contact the manager at any time, she is always happy to help.


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