20th anniversary of Campbell Court
On Friday, 20th October 2023, we celebrated 20 years since Campbell Court was opened. Campbell Court is a community of seven self-contained, ground-floor flats located adjacent to the Treloar’s Campus. Each flat has:
- Single bedroom with bed, two of the flats have a second room for a PA.
- Large lounge area
- Open plan kitchen with height adjustable units
- Wet room with adjustable equipment
- Ceiling track hoist
- Electronic front door
- Fire detectors and alarms
- Central Heating
Treloar’s, apart from providing care and education to physically disabled children and young people with complex needs, also offers a range of Outreach Services to the wider disabled community, hires out campus facilities and has an independence living skills service for young disabled, aged 18-35 which was generously funded by The Wolfson Foundation in the past.
The aim of the service is that, within a maximum of two years, each person using the service will have moved on to some form of independent living.
We believe that by investing in teaching independence skills we can enable each individual to live a more fulfilled life where they exercise choice, are more independent and ultimately can use their skills and talents to enhance the community. Our goal is that by the end of the programme, all our residents will have learnt the skills that will help them thrive and realise their dreams.
20 years later
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, we have spoken to current Campbell Court residents who shared with us their experiences of life there.
Zoe, resident at Campbell Court
Living at Campbell Court has helped me build my skills up. I was worried first, and now I love it—I chose what I do and what times; I have made friends here. The independence I have gained while living at Campbell Court is my proudest achievement, together with winning third place in a Boccia competition. There are only seven tenants here, but the small scale helps it feel like a family.
Matthew, resident at Campbell Court
Having a keyworker has really helped me gain more confidence talking to people in the community. I have done a lot of volunteering around here and in Holybourne and at the Theatre. I am front of house, I give out programmes. I’ve worked at the Hub Shop at Treloar’s, stocktaking, doing the till with guidance, staff helped me to understand money. I also do my own shopping every Thursday, I go out, I have my own vehicle here (for the staff to drive). They have a really good team here at Campbell Court. They will try and push you, advise you to go out and try new things you haven’t tried before. You could be really safe in their hands and we’re a good team here. Come down here and try it yourself. I love it here.
Eoin, resident at Campbell Court
There’s nowhere else like Campbell Court. It allows me to book the support when I need it and how I need it. It allows me to look for jobs around Alton. It helps me—they supported me when I found a job; at first they used to drive me there, but I’ve been going on the bus. I work in the Job Centre as an admin officer in Basingstoke. I really like it, it’s never the same, always something different to do. Finding a job was my proudest moment here. I would say ‘Go for it’ to anyone who is thinking of applying for a place at Campbell Court. All the staff are very nice, they will build on your independence skills so when you move on, you can be more independent.