The Fallowfield Project

Supported living for adults with a range of complex needs

2020 & 2022 CQC overall rated: Outstanding

About Fallowfield

Fallowfield is a 24-hour supported living centre, providing male and female residential services for adults with learning disabilities and or mental health needs. We are currently registered to provide support for 20 people who may be informal or subject to certain conditions under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Our approach 

We also work to foster an open and inclusive environment to help build self-confidence and promote self-worth. As well as one-to-one meetings, group forums and staff-led workshops on topics such as human rights, external speakers are also encouraged to share their experiences. For example, a former Fallowfield tenant runs an LGBTQ+ awareness session. 

Outstanding

The highest standard of care rated by the CQC.

24/7

3 individual houses with staff on hand 24 hours.

Community

Communal kitchens, living spaces and large gardens.

Supported

Support with independent living and daily tasks.

Personalised

Assigned key worker and personalised care plans.

Independence

Private lockable bedrooms and own front door key.

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CQC Report

October 2018. This report describes the judgement of the quality of care at this location.

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Our accommodation

Designed to encourage independent living within a supported environment, the accommodation and communal areas are spread across three individual houses – one male, one female, and one mixed. All are within a two-minute walk of each other to encourage a sense of community, and all three houses have large gardens with space to grow plants and vegetables.

Each tenant has their own front door key and private bedroom which they are encouraged to decorate, and during our recent refurbishment, tenants had a say in the decor of the shared kitchens and living spaces to help it feel more like home.

Staff are on hand 24 hours a day.

Our services

Before a new tenant moves into the service, a bespoke, individualised transition plan would be created to ensure the move-in process is as stress-free as possible. On entering a tenancy placement, each new tenant is welcomed by the ‘house family’.

A welcome pack is provided to help reduce some of the inevitable anxieties of living semi-independently, which might typically include tea bags, coffee, milk, sugar, and tinned foods. As well as access to our whole team, each tenant is assigned a key worker to help them develop their own personalised support plan.

Day-to-day, we are on hand to help tenants develop their skills and reach their goals.

This might include shopping and domestic tasks, understanding paperwork and legal correspondence, budgeting and claiming appropriate benefits, assisting with opportunities for employment or voluntary work, accessing education and leisure services, and registering for GP and dentist services.

A Human Rights-based approach to person-centred care

We don’t have residents or service users at Fallowfield. The inspirational men and women in our supported living service asked to be referred to as tenants, and so that was that. This might not seem like a big deal to a lot of people. But for many of our tenants – who have spent much of their life battling the stigma of their diagnosis or the stereotypes of their past – it represents choice, independence and respect. These values are at the heart of what we do at Fallowfield. We offer a homely and supportive environment where people feel respected as individuals – empowered to develop their skills, to live more independently, and to integrate safely back into the community. 

What people say

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Current Fallowfield tenant

"I have been in prison and a long-stay hospital in the past, you can never really be yourself in them places. I've got my life sorted now and being 'me' living here is fantastic."

"I feel respected, liked and trusted, it’s a nice feeling after all I’ve been through.”

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CQC report, February 2020

“Combating the effects of institutionalisation had been a high priority for the service and human rights awareness sessions had been provided to tenants. This helped to breakdown traditional power imbalances that many people had been used to and helped to raise the importance of people knowing their human rights and exercising them.”
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Claire O’ Connor, Acting Registered Manager

“The Fallowfield Project is a great service to manage, especially with the help of a highly skilled and experienced network of support, which Equilibrium Healthcare provides from the top down. This allows me to lead a well-established team in delivering the best possible care. It gives me great pride in seeing the tenants build on their independent living skills and achieving whatever goals they set.”
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Beverley Hunter, Service Manager

"I love working at EHC, it has supported me through my career in social care, enhanced my skills and knowledge in all aspects of care and enabling me to support the team in delivering exceptional person-centred care."

Make a referral

We've worked to make our referral process as simple and seamless as possible.