The Old VicarageThe Old Vicarage is in a peaceful rural location in Marshfield near Newport
The Old Vicarage is home to up to 10 adults from age 18 upwards.
You will find us in a peaceful rural location in Marshfield near Newport. We offer a spacious home from home with all en-suite rooms, large open communal areas, laundry facilities and kitchens. We also have plenty of outdoor space with well-maintained gardens.
At the Old Vicarage we support adults with complex needs associated with autism. We embrace sector-leading practice and blend education, care and therapeutic support to provide tailor-made placements for unique individuals.
As well as an experienced skilled team of support workers, we blend care with in-house therapeutic support, including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support.
10 Registered Beds
Academy Living at The Orb
We believe that learning should be a lifelong pursuit. All adults have access to The Orb: a pioneering work experience initiative which was recently awarded the Careers Wales Quality Mark. The Orb is a charity shop, café, laundry, kitchen and office all rolled into one bright and friendly high street centre.
Adults are supported to work to an individualised timetable, building on their skills week by week. They may be greeting and serving customers, making drinks and snacks for busy shoppers, washing, ironing, pricing-up and stocking clothes and other items for sale in the shop, designing window displays and much more. At The Orb we offer a range of ASDAN accreditations that mark the progress that adults make in learning about and engaging with the wider world and the immediate community.
Our primary aim is to provide a safe environment that encourages individuality, self-confidence, self-esteem and lifelong learning.
Ours is a person-centred approach. We encourage adults to learn and develop skills that will enable them to play an active role in their community, supporting them to make their own informed decisions. We also work closely with families and carers to support individuals to develop and maintain relationships.
We encourage our residents to participate in positive risk taking, helping them to develop roles, responsibilities and confidence within their daily lives and, at all times, we support them to become independent via a focus on lifelong learning.
We want to improve and maintain the quality of life for adults by nurturing and promoting independence. This is underpinned by Positive Behaviour Support - focusing on setting realistic goals and understanding behaviour in order to provide our residents with proactive coping strategies to overcome their difficulties. This non-sanction-based model of care celebrates and reinforces good and positive behaviour, leading residents to associate their home life with being happy.
Orbis offers a multi-disciplinary model of care, learning and therapeutic support. Our therapeutic model includes Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support.
We also contract other specialist health professionals to offer specialist support for specific needs.
We are always happy to be contacted for further information about The Old Vicarage and we encourage anyone with an interest in our home to get in touch to find out more about what we do and how we do it.
The Old Vicarage
Church Lane, Coedkernew
What People Are Saying
Since he has been at Dan y Coed he is talking about his future. It is also the first time he has ever said that he is happy.Dan y Coed Parent
Persistence and patience. And the want to make life better. Well done Orbis. Again!Ty Carreg Parent
Very proud he's doing so well and the Summergil team have done so much for him. He opens up now and talks about his feelings. It's wonderful. It's lovely that he comes home and talks about his day, where he never did before.Parent A Parent
I'm actually in tears! You have no idea, not just how much you've changed our lives, but how you have saved our lives! The staff make me feel like family. They are my family now!Ty Coryton Parent
We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful and calming location. The impact on our son has been a revelation.The Old Vicarage Parent
He is so happy at Dan y Coed. Everyone is so lovely. If he is happy then I am happy.Parent B Parent
Passion and beauty from the heart, each and every one.Ty Coryton Parent
We are so reassured by the highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic carers. We are so thankful that you amazing people are so committed to helping individuals with autism live the very best life.Ty Coryton Parent
I can’t praise the staff enough! It is more than I dared to dream of. It is the best thing that has ever happened to him.Summergil House Parent
The Old Vicarage is located in the friendly village of Marshfield; a quiet semi-rural community with links to both Newport and Cardiff, and just a short drive from the M4.View on Map
Our pioneering Academy Living initiative offers a range of learning environments where individuals can practice life skills, enjoy hands-on work experience and play an active and essential role in their community.Read More