Oakwell is a newly built home which can provide intensive care and support for upto 4 individuals with complex needs. Opened in 2019 Oakwell is distinctly separate from Mellieha and Elmswell with its own gardens, manager and specialist staff team.
Oakwell has also opened under the Transforming Care agenda, the governments response to the abuse of people with learning disabilities that took place at Winterbourne View Hospital.
Oakwell provides specialist care for people with autism, learning disabilities and mental health problems. It is registered to provide intensive support upfront to people recently discharged from hospital and can also provide crisis beds to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.
There is a therapeutic garden with wheelchair access, barbeque area and space for residents to grow their own vegetables.
In the quietest area, Oakwell provides an autism friendly environment with sensory rooms and 4 individualised areas, each with their own bedroom, bathroom and relaxation areas.
Each area has been designed in a person- centred bespoke way. There are safety features such as fixed furniture with round edges but at the same time, care has been taken to make the rooms homely, modern and psychologically informed.