Birch Cottages are two newly refurbished supported living properties at Cornford Lane for Services users who require higher levels of specialised support. These properties are suitable for those that require 2:1 support and can accommodate a sleep in member of staff or a waking night support worker.
Birch is situated on the main Cornford Lane site within walking distance to Pembury High Street, where there are shops, a post-office and a bus service with links to the nearby towns of Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. The Tunbridge Wells Hospital is less than a mile away.
The service has a core team of staff which includes a Senior Support Worker and a Service Manager who has overall responsibility. In addition to the core team, staff at Birch support residents to make their own decisions and choices.
Aspens is dedicated to providing high quality support with a real ethos on Positive Behaviour Support. Six of our managers are PBS Coaches, trained and accredited by BILD. Aspens also have in house NAPPI trainer’s (Non abusive psychological and physical interventions). These approaches together form a proactive basis on which to build a caring community and enhance quality of life. Primary, secondary and reactive strategies are taught but the focus is on the individual and teaching appropriate skills to manage situations that may cause difficulties for the person.
Referrals to Aspens can be made by your Learning Disability Team, Social Services Care Manager or by contacting us directly for an informal chat about your specific needs. We encourage planned visits to help you to feel comfortable in these new surroundings.