Farm will be transformed to help adults with learning disabilities – Devon Live

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A new residential and day-service for adults with learning disabilities is set to be launched in Mid Devon.

Bradbury House Limited has been granted permission from Mid Devon District Council (MDDC) to set up a new service at Kelly Farm in Nomansland.

The Bradbury House Group was founded in January 1992 by Nick Bradbury and has gone on to provide for adults with diverse and complex needs.

The service will provide residential and day service provision for adults with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs, associated behaviours that challenge and for people who have experienced living in secure, institutional settings or are at risk of being detained.

Speaking at a planning meeting of MDDC on Wednesday, July 31, Kit Stokes, from Morgan Stokes Planning Design said: “The Bradbury Group are specialist care providers for people with severe learning disabilities and mental health issues. The service users are people, many of these who will use this facility, will have spent much of their lives in institutional care facilities, and this is a different model.

“The application seeks planning permission to use Kelly Farm to provide residential care and educational training.

“Essentially the proposal will allow for 20 Devon residents, some of who are residents in Somerset at present in a similar facility. It allows them to live with some independence in a managed rural environment. They have self-contained studios, communal areas, areas for education. They have an ethos to allow semi-independent living but with high levels of care as well, depending on each individual’s need.

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