- Learning disabilities
- Mental health
- Physical disabilities
- Visual impairment
Barclay House is an accessible purpose-built residential home for adults with a range of disabilities. We specialise in supporting and assisting people with sight loss.
Emily (pictured) is supported by SeeAbility at Barclay House and says:
"Living at Barclay House is good because I get to be independent and do new things I couldn’t do before."
We aim to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, ensuring the people we support are at the heart of everything we do.
Support people to make choices and express their individuality. Personalisation is not a tick box exercise for us, but is fundamental to how we deliver our mission every single day of the year.
We have great community links in the local area and trained volunteers with interests that match those of the individuals, allowing us to offer an all-inclusive service.
"The staff are brilliant. They know me well." Someone we support
Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team
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.
Our facilities and accommodation
Everyone supported at Barclay House can benefit from having access to the Bradbury Centre and its sensory garden. The onsite activity centre provides a range of opportunities including arts and crafts, singing and board games, seven days a week.
Barclay House is a single-storey residential house, which includes three bedrooms with ensuite showers and four bedrooms with shared access to one wet room and WC, and a separate WC. There is also a fully accessible shared kitchen, lounge and dining area, and emergency call systems in each room.
There are also two self-contained flats where individuals can develop and practise their independence while retaining some support, before moving into the community.
Location and referrals
Barclay House is close to Seaford town centre, where a variety of shops, supermarkets and cafes can be found, along with a community garden. Public transport links to Eastbourne, Lewes and Brighton are also within easy reach and the beautiful village of Alfriston is only a ten minute drive away. We have two wheelchair accessible vehicles so that everyone can access the community.
If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email firstname.lastname@example.org
"The staff and management at Barclay House were focused on achieving best outcomes for people and improving their independence. […] “They've helped me be able to get a taxi on my own with someone meeting me on the other end. I love being able to go on my own. Now I feel free to come and go.” Another person had been supported to develop their mobility skills and this had brought them, their family and staff a great amount of joy."
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.