- Learning disabilities
- Person-centred approaches
- Visual impairment
Applewood is a small residential home for adults with learning disabilities, other disabilities and people who are autistic, many of whom have sight loss.
"I like the garden. It makes me feel happy." Jordan, who lives at Applewood
Our facilities and accommodation
There are four bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities, and a ground floor self-contained garden flat
Applewood also has a large shared lounge, kitchen and conservatory and an accessible garden.
Access to our nearby activity and resource centre, the Bradbury Centre, can be arranged for each person, together with the potential to link up with trained volunteers to enhance interaction and community involvement.
Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team
We don’t underestimate people. We encourage people with disabilities to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society.
Our Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team includes qualified Vision Rehabilitation Workers (sometimes also called 'ROVIs') and Behaviour Consultants with at least a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
The Vision Rehabilitation workers play a vital role across SeeAbility and keep front and centre, SeeAbility’s commitment to supporting those with sight loss, as well as those with a diagnosis of learning disability or autism.
Where funded, Behaviour Consultants assess each person’s needs by completing a functional assessment, ongoing monitoring, and support. They use this to develop people's person-centred support using a Positive Behaviour Support framework.
The Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team aim to increase individuals' quality of life, reduce unnecessary restrictions and teach functional skills. This means each person we support gets exactly the right kind of expert attention they need, when they need it, so they can make more choices about what they want from life every day.
Expert help with transition planning
It’s wise to think ahead. Have you started thinking about your child’s future?
Our expert teams offer friendly information and advice to help you understand the options for the next stages of life.
We will be happy to show you some of our services available and talk you through what’s needed to ensure exciting and positive outcomes in the next stage of your child’s adult life.
Give us a call.
Location and referrals
Located in a lovely part of Seaford, East Sussex, Applewood is close to the town centre and its local shops and cafés. Eastbourne, Lewes and Brighton are nearby, with good public transport, so it's easy to explore the local countryside and coast.
"The support and help given to my relative at Applewood is outstanding and has given him more independence than we ever thought possible. We fought hard for his place there and are continually surprised by his achievements. Well done and thanks to all at Applewood."
Working at SeeAbility has loads of benefits – from the more tangible of annual leave and access to discounts at hundreds of retailers, to knowing that, because of you, someone is able to achieve something they never thought possible.