CQC Rating: Requires Improvement
(we've already made the necessary improvements and awaiting re-inspection)
Mulberry House is registered to provide care and support to adults with
learning disabilities. The dedicated staff and management team are highly
experienced in managing challenging behaviours and complex needs. The service
is registered for up to 8 service users, currently both male and female
service users live at Mulberry House; with a mixed age range.
Aims and Objectives
Our aim at Mulberry House is to ensure that all individuals are able to reach
their full potential both within their home and in the community. We aim to achieve
- Respecting the individual's rights of choice, privacy, respect and
- To have a safe, secure and homely environment to live in.
- To empower all living at Mulberry House to contribute to the decisions
on the daily running of their home and to put forward any views and ideas; as
well as to make informed choices.
- To provide support to encourage learning and personal development, thus
empowering and supporting the individual to reach their full potential.
- Encourage all to participate in daily activities both in their home and
out in the community.
- To actively promote links with the local community.
- Work towards the elimination of prejudice and discrimination.
- Liaise with professionals to ensure that a holistic environment can and
will be achieved at all times.
- To implement Person Centred plans for all individuals; continually updating
and revising them to achieve realistic goals.
- All individuals will have a named Key worker/Link worker.
- To work towards, meet and exceed any minimum standards set by legislation
and other external authorities.
Mulberry House is a spacious and well-appointed detached house providing accommodation
for eight service users in eight single bedrooms; all with en-suite shower/bathrooms.
All bedrooms are furnished, but if individuals wish to bring their own furniture
and possessions, this is actively encouraged. Two bedrooms are located on the
ground floor and six bedrooms are located on the first floor. There is a very
large lounge which has patio windows overlooking the rear garden and the abundance
of communal space in the home allows for separate dining areas to be used, if
required. It is also used as an area where service users can develop independent
living skills individually or together. There is a well-equipped kitchen and a
separate laundry room. We have an attractive and secluded rear garden with a large
patio area which lends itself well to seasonal activities - for example;
barbecues, garden parties, sports, etc.
Mulberry House is situated in a pleasant suburb of North Luton and is a 5 minute
drive away from Luton town centre. Luton is located off junction 10 of the M1,
a short distance from London. Local amenities such as public transport links (there
is a bus stop just across the road from Mulberry House), doctors, dentists, hairdressers,
colleges, etc are within walking distance. Other nearby towns such as Hitchin,
Bedford, Milton Keynes, Dunstable and Stevenage can be accessed by public transport
Getting Out and About
Individuals who live at Mulberry House can enjoy a variety of nearby rural and
urban pursuits, such as:
- Whipsnade Zoo
- Woburn Safari Park
- Local Colleges
- Wrest Park
- Chilterns AONB
- Milton Keynes and Bedford Theatres and Shopping Centres
- Local canal networks
- Horticultural centres
Trips are also made further afield to London, the seaside, theme parks and other
attractions; which prove to be very popular with those living at Mulberry House.
These trips are generally provided using Mulberry House's vehicle, which
can accommodate all service users and staff members. Service Users are also encouraged
to use public transport where deemed possible, safe and appropriate.
We also arrange Service User holidays, where staff will accompany Service Users
to their holiday destination of choice (again where deemed possible, safe and
Mulberry House currently has 2 voids at the service. Please refer to the Contact
Us page of the website if you would like to enquire further as to the referral
procedure of potential Service Users.
Service Manager - Mr Kris Hurry
120 Barton Road
Telephone: 01582 570569/841741
Fax: 01582 842957