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Birchwood Bungalow


Location and contact details

Off How Wood, Park Street, St Albans, AL2 2QZ

Birchwood Bungalow provides support for seven people who have learning disabilities and other associated needs.

We provide person centred support based on the needs, interests and wishes of the people we support.

All staff receive training tailored to the needs and preferred communication methods of the people they support.

We make good use of local facilities and can support people to access college courses and work placements if they wish.

The service has seven bedrooms.  The service is accessible for wheelchair users.


Registration summary

Managers: Nele Lasn
Registration Date: 20 December 2010
Last CQC inspection: 24 January 2017
Local Authority: Hertfordshire
Specialist care categories: Caring for adults over 65 yrs • Caring for adults under 65 yrs • Learning disabilities
Number of beds: 7

Care home group

CQC Rating for Birchwood Bungalow

Where this care home can improve
★★☆☆Requires improvement

Ratings are provided by Care Quality Commission (CQC) and reflects the most recent report for this care home, which was published on 17 February 2017.

See CQC's page explaining ratings for more details about ratings and inspection practices of care homes in England.

Services offered at Birchwood Bungalow

Residential - Shared Spaces

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  • Good access to public transport links:
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Care at home - Personal

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Residential - Your Room

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  • Rooms with full en-suite bathroom:
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  • TV and telephone point in resident rooms:
  • Shared rooms available for couples:

Residential - health and lifestyle

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Each person will be supported to plan a range of activities tailored to their interests and goals.

Care at home - practical

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