Offa’s Dyke is situated on the outskirts of the village of Lydbrook, above the Wye valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The home sits on the edge of woodland and in close proximity to the Learning Centre and The Orchards Home. Offa’s Dyke is a purpose built residence and is fully wheelchair accessible.
The home was originally opened in 1994, however we have redeveloped the site to provide two seven-bedded bungalows for adults with a range of learning disabilities, but particularly profound and multiple disabilities. The first phase of the rebuild was completed in January 2012 and is called 'Silver Birch House'. The second phase was completed in December 2012 and is called 'The Oaks'. For information on the build and on our progress throughout, please see our Offa's Dyke Redevelopment page.
We hope to equip each home with state of the art assistive technology in each of the bedrooms to help people to live as independently as possible - for more information on assistive technology, please see our Build A Future Appeal.
Our homes provide a very warm, welcoming and homely environment where each person has his or her own room decorated to individual taste. The emphasis is to support the individuality of each person and to promote a person's need for privacy, choice, respect and dignity.
Each of the homes will have its own staff team, and each individual has their own key worker ensuring consistency in care. The staff skills mean the requirements of people with very complex needs can be met.
Each person has their own person centred plan. Due to the complexity of need, there is a high input to care from allied professionals from the local Community Learning Disability Team, particularly occupational, speech and physiotherapy.
People living at the home lead a very active life, accessing educational, therapeutic and leisure activities, all with full staff support.
Through attending The Orchard Trust’s Learning Centre, a specialist curriculum for people with profound and multiple disabilities is followed. This encompasses sensory, art and music work and therapeutic opportunities working with animals and horticulture in the Smallholding. People from the home also partake in activities and leisure in the surrounding community and go on holidays, selected to meet individual needs.