The Larches is a 5-bed home situated in a private road in the town of Stowmarket, Suffolk.
We focus on dietary management, weight management, mild to moderate behavioural challenges associated with PWS, mild to moderate learning disabilities, incontinence and some of the mobility difficulties (not including wheelchair dependency) associated with obesity. Our over-riding principle is to promote as much independence as each individual can achieve within a small friendly home.
Due to the nature of PWS, the food intake for residents is managed in relation to calories, and in accordance with the current guidelines provided by the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association and other medical professionals. This is explained to all potential residents, their families, care managers, advocates, friends and others who express an interest in our service. Individual medical advice will always be followed for each resident where applicable.
24/7 Care Support
Promotion of healthy relationships with food
We provide a range of support dependent on the needs of the individual. This includes support with daily living, such as cleaning, washing and cooking as well as more tailored support, such as spiritual and emotional needs. At The Larches, care never stops and we are available 24/7, 365 days a year.
At The Larches, all food is stored in a locked pantry and staff undertake all food preparation. If an individual would like to engage into food preparation, cooking and serving, this is always on a one to one basis within the kitchen and staff will not leave a resident in the kitchen or food storage area unsupervised.
As a specialist provider, we offer a full range of daytime activities and many of these are exercise based. This will help to ensure residents have the best possible outcomes with regards to their weight, health and general well being. Participation in these activities forms an essential part of a successful support package, and we encourage all individuals to engage in activities of their choosing.
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