St Erme Campus
St Erme Campus consists of three properties in the extensive grounds of a former rectory in the village of St Erme not far from the city of Truro. The city has a good selection of high street shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs, performance venues and a cinema. Truro has other recreational and leisure facilities which provide various levels of social engagement. There is also an excellent college giving opportunities for educational and vocational learning. Truro has good transport links to other nearby towns and is on the main railway line to London.
Apart from the original rectory, St Erme House, there are two purpose-built houses – St Erme Lodge and St Michaels. The extensive grounds contain a wooded area, a fruit and vegetable garden with an orchard, and a large mown field with a tamed wilderness area at one end. In front of the houses is a lawned area with a magnificent tree rhododendron. There is a separate car park near the entrance to the property. St Erme Campus can provide accommodation for up to twenty individuals across the three houses.
St Erme House provides accommodation for six people and consists of five self-contained apartments. Each apartment has a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area, dining area and lounge area. There is separate living space for two other individuals which consists of two bedrooms and bathrooms and two lounges. The house also has a communal lounge/dining area and a kitchen. There is a large private garden to the rear which is mainly laid to lawn.
St Erme Lodge is a two-storey building which can accommodate up to four people. There is one self-contained apartment downstairs and work is currently in progress to create three further apartments in the house. Downstairs, there is also a shared lounge/dining area and a kitchen. At the rear of the property there is a lawned garden and paved border.
St Michaels is a bungalow which accommodates up to three people. The property has three bedrooms and a shared lounge, dining area, kitchen and bathroom. One part of the bungalow has been separated to form a self-contained apartment. The property has separate gardens for each person at the front and rear.
The staff team has an on-going training programme which is designed to meet the needs of the service users within Spectrum. Training is monitored and routinely refreshed to ensure that all team members are working to the same consistently high standards and that each service user is safe, healthy and happy. All team members work to person-centred planning principles to ensure that the service users’ own aspirations and needs are understood and fulfilled.