Case study - Tolvean House

Case study - Tolvean House

Tolvean House is a good example of what services can be provided when Advance works in collaboration with commissioners.

This property opened in September 2015, and is a state of the art extra-care scheme purposefully designed for adults with learning disabilities. It incorporates features such as non-reflective surfaces, an abundance of natural light, balconies and wheelchair accessibility.

This housing is designed to facilitate the increasing independence of our customers and features contrasting memory boxes to help customers identify their own apartments. The scheme provides a safety net of support, which residents can access when they need to. There is also a support hub where residents can socialise together and link up with our Support Workers.

Tolvean features a shared and accessible garden which includes raised flower beds, raised paths, and low maintenance plants - enabling our customers to enjoy gardening independently and safely. 

Tolvean House is already achieving what it was designed to do - supporting our customers to live more independently. Not only are they needing fewer hours of support but, more importantly, they are really enjoying their lives.

One resident, Tina, is 47 and living independently for the first time. She has learnt how to cook healthy meals, has had her relationship with her partner blessed, and spends her days taking part in a wide range of community activities - things she would never have thought possible before moving in.