Shear Meadow

Bourne End, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 2RJ

Shear Meadow is an enhanced community residential home providing outcome focused care for adults with moderate/severe learning disability, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.

Shear Meadow is a four bed home, comprising of 4 one bed apartments, with spacious communal areas and an enclosed garden. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. There are separate plots where service users can grow their own vegetables and plants.

The home is on the outskirts of the town of Hemel Hempstead and within walking distance of the village of Bourne End in Hertfordshire. There are pleasant walks along the Grand Union Canal plus Hemel Hempstead town centre offers a good selection of local shops and amenities. For local shops and pubs, Bourne End is only a few minutes’ walk away. Hemel Hempstead is easily accessible by both road and rail.

On-going assessment and high staffing levels, based on a minimum ratio of one staff member to two service users, means that we are able to meet the changing needs of service users as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported. Regular review meetings involving the service user, their family and professionals are held to review outcomes, set new goals and re-assess support levels as people progress.

The management and staff team have comprehensive training, including all mandatory training and bespoke training specific to the needs of the residents, this includes CIS, safeguarding, food safety, first aid, MAPA, mental health, mental capacity and record keeping.

The people we support

  • Adults from the age of 18
  • Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with challenging behaviour including mental illness, co-morbid substance misuse or a forensic background
  • We do not accept individuals under most sections of the Mental Health Act 1983. However, we do accept people on the following sections: 7 (Guardianship), 17 (Planned/authorised leave), 117 (Aftercare arrangements) and 25 (Supervised discharge) or a Community Treatment Order

Community links

  • Horse riding
  • Local gym & swimming pool
  • Mencap
  • North Herts College and West Herts College (drawing and painting)
  • Local library & cultural centres
  • Local cafés & restaurants
  • High street shops

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