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Middlefield Manor is a specialist residential service for up to 15 autistic people. Our experienced staff provide skilled support which helps people, however complex their needs, to enjoy life and develop their potential to the full.

Environment and facilities

Middlefield Manor is in the village of Barton Mills, on the outskirts of Mildenhall, Suffolk. There are good links to surrounding towns and cities and the motorway is just ten miles away. Local amenities in the market town of Mildenhall include a number of family-owned stores, shops, pubs and restaurants. There is no shortage of leisure opportunities either, with a local sports centre and cinema close by.

We are in a large listed building set in its own spacious grounds. The manor is divided into two separate houses – Norfolk House and Cambridge House – with high-quality individual rooms for seven and eight people respectively. Our communal areas include living rooms, dining rooms and outdoor gardens with summer houses.

Leisure and learning activities

We offer the people who live at Middlefield Manor a wide and varied range of activities and encourage them to visit places that interest them. They can take part in swimming, horseriding, biking, bowling and forest walks, and use the nearby Old Barn Cottages day service for day activities and educational and vocational opportunities such as ASDAN courses.

We help people to participate in local activities such as fetes and car boot sales and to support any other local events which interest them.

We feel very supported by the staff and management at Middlefield Manor, and feel very grateful that our son lives there.

Parent

Person-centred approach

We work with each person and their support network to decide what support they need, and to put together a plan which reflects their interests and goals. We encourage people living at Middlefield Manor to be actively involved in developing their own care plan by attending meetings and expressing their wishes and concerns.

Our approach ensures the best quality of life for the people we support, encouraging them to experience new challenges and increasing their independence where possible.

Our team

All our staff receive high-quality specialist training which they continue throughout their career. We provide an independent advocacy service called Speaking Up and work closely with outside professionals such as GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists and community nurses to offer the best possible support for those living at Middlefield Manor.

How to access our support

Places in our residential homes are usually funded directly by your local authority although other funding sources may sometimes be available. For more information, visit our access page.