Ravenhill Way provides a supportive home for up to ten residents aged between 20 and 65. The care-home occupies two houses that were purpose-built in 1992 by the Aldwych Housing Association. The houses are linked by a conservatory that opens on to a large garden at the rear, and overlook Lewsey Park.
Each house has a living room, kitchen, five bedrooms and bathrooms, plus laundry facilities. The inhabitants do all their own washing (support can be provided), and residents and staff plan and prepare all the meals together.
The eight-person staff team provides 24-hour care. We also employ a cleaner who looks after the communal areas, and will help any resident who needs assistance to clean their own room. We have a large ginger cat who is principally cared for by one resident.
Residents are not necessarily expected to move on to more independent living beyond the home, rather to be as independent as possible within the house. However, Aldwyck Housing Association has houses to let in the area, and residents can apply for a tenancy if they wish to move on.
Ravenhill Way is about five miles from the centre of Luton. There is a local shop close to the house, plus a recreational centre and swimming pool. A boating lake, golf course, and Luton Hoo house and country park are also nearby. Residents can access local day-centres and workshops in the area.