The Courtyard is located on the same site as Bendalls Farm, Meadowlands and Priddy Road in the beautiful Mendip Hills. It has been purpose built to meet the needs of a further group of men who display complex and challenging behaviours, including those who have a forensic history. The Courtyard provides a safe environment in which Service Users can progress onto greater levels of independent living, with staff support available twenty-four hours a day.
The home opened in September 2013 and forms part of an overall registration alongside The Grange. Both homes are registered as one service with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and can accommodate a total of thirteen individuals in 3 separate properties. Our registration category is LD (Learning Difficulties), with a variation in category to include mental health needs. The age range is 18 – 65.
The Courtyard consists of 7 modern, independent flats, each containing a kitchen, living area, bathroom and bedroom. All are fully furnished with space for Service Users to personalise them to their own tastes. In addition there is a large communal lounge/games room with a 52’’ plasma TV, full size pool table, table tennis and a darts board.
The Courtyard provides a needs led package of care, offering Service Users a variety of structured activities and programmes, as well as supporting them in their move towards a greater level of independence. Our highly trained staff support Service Users to budget money, plan and cook meals and keep their flats clean. In addition, the Service Users that live here all attend Bendalls farm day-care as part of their care package. Working alongside staff, they ensure the up-keep of the farm through jobs such as working with and feeding the animals, planting and tending crops, dry stone walling and a host of other meaningful, work based activities for which they receive a therapeutic wage. A number of our service users are on the Bendalls day care ‘maintenance team’, participating in jobs such as painting and decorating around the various Bradbury House sites. This further develops key independent living skills and promotes individual pride in their achievements.
Being ideally located on our 250 acre farm in the heart of the Mendips, service users at The Courtyard also have regular access to the local community, with Wells, Shepton Mallet and Street only a short car journey away. Our location is rural and peaceful, making it an ideal environment for the service users we support.