Self-directed support ensures that people are supported to take the lead in planning and developing their individual personal development plans and day-to-day activities. These plans may consist of accessing voluntary or paid work placements, further education or learning opportunities, and social and leisure activities.
The people living at Options Applegate House are supported to become more independent by, for example, learning how to run their own households. Options Applegate House is therefore an ideal stepping stone service for people who wish and are ready to transition into supported or independent living.
We aim to make the sometimes difficult transition to more independent living both fulfilling and rewarding. Being committed to the personalisation agenda and following our own person-centred planning approach, choice and control are at the heart of the service Applegate House provides. Our aim is to prepare vulnerable people for a happy and inclusive life.
- independent and self-contained flats
- personalised and self-directed specialist support
- supported integration into community life and real work opportunities
- support to develop independent living skills such as learning to cook, clean and run a household
- support to transition into semi-independent or independent living
- a focus on developing each person’s individual potential for independence
Based in the local community of Barton-upon-Humber, Options Applegate House consists of 6 individual self-contained flats each with bedroom, en-suite bathroom, kitchen/diner and lounge.
Personalised programmes and flexible staffing enable people to learn how to live as independently as possible with the minimum of support.
Situated on the south bank of the River Humber, Barton-upon-Humber benefits from regular transport links into Hull, Lincoln and Leeds. Other nearby towns include Scunthorpe and Grimsby.
The people living at Options Applegate House are able to pursue their social and leisure interests, as well as opportunities for further education and work placements by accessing the amenities these nearby towns offer.