Heather House in Tadley is a residential home for young people with a range of disabilities, including sight loss, and life-limiting degenerative conditions. This service has a reputation as a world-leading specialist nursing care home, which offers a high-quality service for people with juvenile CLN3 (Batten) disease and other complex conditions.
Our multi-disciplinary service is led by registered nurses working in partnership with doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals.
This caring approach has been established since 1999, developing our expertise in supporting people with complex health needs, visual impairment and life-limiting conditions. We want to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, ensuring the people we support are at the heart of everything we do.
Our aim is to enable them 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.
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
All those supported at Heather House can benefit from weekly physiotherapy and hydrotherapy sessions at The Penney Activity and Resource Centre. This is our on-site specialist day service, available seven days a week, providing opportunities including music therapy, arts and crafts, cookery, interactive technology, and horticulture.
Heather House comprises two adjoining bungalows and each has eight individual bedrooms with en-suite wet rooms and hoist facilities. Both buildings have an open plan lounge and kitchen, and a hydrobath and double jacuzzi room. There are also extensive landscaped gardens.
The residential accommodation has two guest suites for families and a new dining room, equipped with a range of accessible technologies. Bedrooms are fully furnished, although people are welcome to bring their own furnishings if they wish.
Location and referrals
Heather House is close to the local shops in Tadley, Hampshire and has two accessible cars to provide access to local towns and leisure facilities.
If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about juvenile CLN3 (Batten) disease from the Batten Disease Family Association website.
"A number of staff had worked at the service for many years, this provided people with a continuity of care, which was important as people's needs were complex. One relative told us, “My daughter was not expected to have lived for as long as she has, I am 100% convinced the only reason she is still here is because of the amazing care she gets, I cannot speak highly enough about everything."
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