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An Caladh House

An Caladh House

Situated in the tranquil, idyllic village of Washingborough, two and a half miles from the cathedral city of Lincoln, An Caladh is a beautiful, spacious home that provides a safe haven and excellent residential care for ten adults with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs, including behaviours of concern.


For those that live here, An Caladh (which means safe harbour) is their home and they are encouraged to personalise and take ownership, the atmosphere reflects this and promotes a happy, healthy and enthusiastic ambiance. An Caladh House was opened in 2007 and was the first home to be awarded with “Outstanding” by our governing body CQC.

Our approach

At An Caladh we are person-centred, and as such we adopt a Positive Behaviour Support approach to recognise and understand the functions of behaviour. We are clear that all behaviour has meaning and we look to understand these behaviours so that we can offer individualised support and help to provide a meaningful life. Since committing to this approach, the home has seen significant reductions in restrictive practices and interventions which has impacted heavily on the individuals’ well-being and inclusion. The people we support, their families and circle of support are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their lives. We remain dedicated to improving the quality of lives of each person that we support.

Experience has taught us that supporting each person as an individual, communicating with them in their preferred way and supporting them in accessing stimulating, worthwhile activities whilst respecting their right to be treated as we expect to be, has enabled each person to develop and flourish within An Caladh House.


Each individual is encouraged to be as independent as possible, with their care specifically tailored to meet their needs. The people who live here are respected and actively encouraged to make choices about their care and their life. They are supported by a dedicated, highly trained staff team who can support the individuals in actively making decisions about how they live their life. The homes ethos is to ensure that the individuals are provided with a homely, person-centred environment to ensure that they flourish, feel happy, safe and fulfilled.

Daily life

All individuals are encouraged to partake in activities that stimulate that particular individual and meets/develops their needs and desires. The people we supports’ independence and self-worth powers our desire to ensure they are as self-managing as possible and this is mirrored in the approach to running of the home. Staff assist the individuals in this area with tasks such as grocery shopping, cooking, upkeep of the home and planning activities. However, this list is by no means exhaustive.

Accessing the local community is something that is encouraged on a daily basis, where the staff team are continuously working alongside the individuals to develop and teach new skills to allow them to be more independent and to have more autonomy over their own lives.

Within the village of Washingborough there are many amenities, including a small supermarket, pub, restaurant, library, health centre and numerous clubs and societies on offer. The village benefits from its own bowling alley and golfing centre and endless footpaths and tracks alongside the River Witham to take a ramble.


An Caladh is a ten bedroom home, all of which are single occupancy with en suite bathroom facilities. All bedrooms are unique to the individual’s personal taste. The home has two large communal lounges where they can spend time interacting with others, accessing entertainment facilities and the many in-house activities or just relaxing in their comfortable environment. There is large dining area for those who wish to eat with others but for those who wish to dine on their own, ample space is provided. The home balances a homely environment whilst maintaining safe and suitable spaces, and has both a front and rear garden and decking area which provides a relaxing space to spend time in the summer months.

Staff & Therapeutic Services

Our staff teams are amazing. An Caladh has a diverse team of staff that are all extremely motivated to provide the highest quality of support possible to the people we support. All staff are required to have a full DBS check before commencing employment; they also have to undergo a thorough induction process which includes the completion of their care certificate.  The people we support at An Caladh have access to a variety of different Therapeutic Services such as aromatherapy, speech and language therapy, music therapy and occupational therapy. See more information on our Therapeutic Services here.

Contact details

Registered Manager:  Vicki Halligan

4 Church Hill

Tel: 01522 790110

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