Lighthouse is a comfortable and related environment with a ‘home from home’ feel.
Clients have their own personal space but there is also the opportunity to be involved in the Lighthouse community through the many different living areas available.
Lighthouse has 42 single bedrooms on two floors - a good number of which are en-suite. These spacious rooms are well furnished to provide clients with a comfortable, homely feel during their stay. The bedrooms provide a relaxing space for clients who are encouraged to bring personal items to add to the furnishings to help make the room their own.
Lighthouse Chapel Prayer is one of the most important things a Christian can do. It is a time they are communicating with God. Prayer doesn't have to be complex, God hears the simplest of questions asked, prayer does not have to be theological, it is simply a dialogue. When one is in need it is perhaps the greatest gift on offer. It simply takes a few moments of one's time and a trust that one will be heard. In Lighthouse, its ethos and spirituality is the essence of all we do. A room set aside for prayer is available for those who may not know what to say and just sit in quiet meditation. That's okay because God hears the silent prayers as much as those spoken.
There is a large open plan communal living and dining area on the ground floor. This has been thoughtfully decorated and finished to create a modern space which is easy to unwind in.
The furniture is arranged into separate areas so there is the opportunity for clients to socialise or find space for individual activities such as reading and internet access. A water cooler and hot drinks such as tea and coffee are available.
Family and friends are encouraged to visit Lighthouse and will receive a warm welcome. Visits can take place during the day or early evening. Please telephone staff to arrange a convenient time.
The light, airy gym with a view out over the garden has got everything to help clients get fitter during their stay. There is something for everyone with both cardiovascular and resistance machines available as well as free weights and open space for exercise. A stereo is available for use in the gym.
The dedicated room for IT use contains up to date desktop computers with printing facilities. Clients can use the computers for a range of uses including research on the internet, completing application forms and keeping in touch with family and friends. Support is available from staff as required.
If clients want a space for some personal reflection, the quiet room provides the ideal peaceful setting. The room can also be used for clients to follow their own religious beliefs.
Lighthouse has an experienced chef who create nutritionally balanced menus which are varied and seasonal. Several options are provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner and any special dietary requirements are catered for accordingly. Snacks and drinks are available throughout the day.
A kitchen n area for clients is situated on the second floor. This café style area provides a bright, modern environment where clients can meet for a tea or coffee. It s also an ideal informal setting to take friends and relatives to, during visits.
There are large gardens to the side and rear of Lighthouse. The landscaped side garden has a spacious patio with seating where clients can enjoy the fresh air.
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