Wisteria House

Location & Contact

492 Nacton Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 9QB
Tel: 01473 726326 Ashleigh Broughton – Manager
Email: wisteria.manager@isiss.co.uk

‘Friendly and intimate’

Wisteria House in Ipswich is a friendly, intimate home for seven adults with learning disabilities..

We welcome people from all walks of life with many different needs, who enjoy the opportunity to share and celebrate the richness and diversity of their experience.

Wisteria enables younger and older adults of both sexes with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible by receiving care and support consistent with the concept and practice of person centred care.

Our aim is to look after the people we support in the best possible way in a home from home environment creating an atmosphere to meet the needs of the individual.

Our Unique Approach to Care

At Wisteria House we aim to create a home that we and the people we support can be proud of. A house should be a home and a place to give people a sense of belonging and fulfilment. By providing a genuine, warm, welcoming home environment we strive to enable everyone in our care to live as fulfilling a life as possible. 

Wisteria House is carefully developed to allow the people we support to contribute to its operation. After all it is their home. Our home is spacious, tastefully decorated, comfortably furnished, and is carefully adapted to meet the needs of the people who live here. Above all it retains the intimate feel of your own home. 

We make good use of the large secure garden facilities surrounding our home, not only to enhance the look of the home, but to also offer people we support the chance to participate in activities such as gardening & growing fruit and vegetables.

We provide support in a highly individualised and professional way placing personal needs and wishes at the centre of what we do. We give people the opportunity to use their own preferred methods of communication; to share what is important to them and to make their own choices. The development of each unique support plan is implemented in consultation with the people we support, family/carers and care managers. Every support plan is regularly monitored, evaluated, and reviewed in order to accommodate individual abilities, needs, preferences and aspirations as they change over time.

In order to build confidence and increase ability and self- sufficiency, we support people who wish to participate in education and skills development programmes and to take part in wide ranging leisure and community activities.

Each person we support is allocated a key worker on admission, so that every individual can identify with a specific member of staff who will be responsible for working with them to address their particular care and support needs. The key worker will also work with the individual to develop daily living skills and community activities and will be responsible for taking the lead role in linking with Care Management, Health Professionals and the person we support’s family.

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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