Situated in the picturesque village of Thorney, Tigh Calman has the advantage of being close to the city of Peterborough and yet have the benefit of a rural village location. The home provides support for young adults with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs, including behaviours of concern.
Meaning ’pigeons house” in reference to the site’s previous ownership, Tigh Calman is set in a 30-acre site with countryside views and a tranquil-feeling environment. The house was converted in 2017 to become residential care for young adults. Burghley House, a stunning historical house set in its own estate, is only a half-hour drive away. Enter through the gates and you are transported back in time, taking in how things used to be in the 16th century, or if you prefer you can experience the fun-filled gardens with water park. Film festivals, horse trials, concerts and much more are all held at Burghley House.
Kisimul Group’s key aim is to deliver Positive Behaviour Support throughout our entire adult provision by way of understanding behaviours that concern or challenge families, staff and services. This is achieved by understanding the message that a behaviour presents, enabling us in the recognised adjustment of the environment, our responses to the behaviour and by teaching new skills to give people better ways to access the things they need.
Here at Tigh Calman we constantly monitor the quality of the service offered to our young adults so that we can reach, maintain and improve upon the standards laid down by regulatory authorities and to ensure that they are provided with the opportunity to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible.
We encourage our young adults to be as independent as possible, giving them a sense of empowerment and belonging. Community presence is also very important to us at Tigh Calman, and we utilise all the amenities available as part of everyday life.
The home has the space both inside and outside for the young adults who live here to express themselves in a beautiful and safe environment, in order to learn new skills and live a full and active life. The people we support within the home complete meal planning activities for a fulfilling, healthy lifestye.
Many of the young adults living at Tigh Calman access our on-site adult education college “Calman Colaiste”, which boasts the best up-to-date facilities to assist learners in the development of their education and skills. This, in turn, empowers learners to better express themselves and supports them to understand and reach their full potential.
Our young adults have access to a variety of activities on a daily basis that they can choose whether or not to participate in, including organised trips out, aromatherapy and speech therapy, music therapy, ASDAN, horticulture and animal husbandry.
Being so close to the environmental capital of England has many benefits, including having more than five swimming pools, six gyms and much more. Peterborough also has one the best cycle networks in England, which enables people to cycle anywhere in or around the city without having to ride on the road. Nene Park offers many miles of cycling and sailing, plus archery, adventure clubs, outdoor classrooms, three playgrounds, a café, restaurant and much more. Peterborough also has a breath-taking cathedral and tower, which are lovely places to stop and watch the world pass you by.
Tigh Calman is a six-bedroom property. All of the bedrooms are generously proportioned and are fitted with their own en suite facilities. The light and airy home benefits from having a large country-style kitchen with a separate dining room and two lounges with open fireplaces. We also have a summer house set in the gardens of the property where individuals we support and staff can relax which has access to underfloor heating, is beautifully decorated and has sensory items located throughout the area.
Staff & Therapeutic Services
Staff at Tigh Calman complete a thorough DBS check and are highly trained, completing a comprehensive staff induction and training scheme prior to commencing working within the home. They complete the induction programme, and regular competency training, with regular face-to-face sessions in order to ensure that they have the skills to meet the needs of the young adults who live here.
The people we support at Tigh Calman 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.
Tel: 01733 271312