PD - Physical Disability (26 places)
We provide care for 26 residential clients, and
additional day care clients. We accept people with
disabilities over the age of 18.
Astor operates a day care facility Monday to Friday.
Transport and meals can be provided at cost, or clients
can make their own arrangements.
We do accept respite care bookings subject to
availability. This service is for clients wanting to
visit Plymouth or for families who need a caring break.
We keep a room available for respite care year round,
although this is a very popular facility, and we
recommend that you book well in advance.
History of the home
Astor Hall was purchased in 1958 by the Plymouth &
District Disabled Fellowship. The Fellowship was formed
by 37 people with disabilities in 1949. They continued
to run the home until 2008, when charitable donations
were no longer able to support it. It was at that point
that the charities directors decided to offer the home
to us as a going concern.
The Fellowship charity still exists and is still run
from Astor Hall. It offers many services to its many
members, whom live at Astor Hall or in the community.
For more details of the Fellowship please follow the
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As described by our CSCI Inspector:
There are close links between the care home and members
of the Fellowship living elsewhere in the community in
Plymouth. The home is located in a large detached
building, beside Stoke village, in the Devonport area of
Plymouth. A full range of amenities and facilities are a
short distance from the home and the service has its own
vehicles. Astor Hall can accommodate up to twenty-six
clients over three floors. The dining room, kitchen and
main lounge are on the ground floor level and a second
quiet lounge is located on the first floor. A shaft lift
accesses all floors in the building and all areas in the
building are fully wheelchair accessible. There are a
number of bath and shower rooms in the building
including a wheel in shower and a fully accessible
side-opening bath. All the bedrooms are single though
none have en suite toilet facilities. There is a large
area of parking space and garden to the front of the
building. Also to the front of the building is a fully
accessible patio area enabling residents to sit outside
the building. The service offered by the home is for men
and women with significant physical disability needs
over the age of 18 and over the age of 65.
The home has 26 single bedrooms, all with fitted hand
basin. Each room has wardrobes, chests of drawers
amongst other furniture. However we find that often
clients bring in their own furniture to suit their own
tastes and needs. We also encourage clients to decorate
their rooms as they wish, including paint colours,
curtains and bedding, carpets and light fittings.
We have only owned this home for a very short period of
time, and as part of our improvement plans for the home
we intend to refurbish every room.
Astor Hall has a large dining room, a very large lounge
and activities area amongst other smaller communal areas.
The home is currently undergoing refurbishment,
which will improve the homes facilities benefitting all.
If you have any queries, or would like any further
information please do not hesitate to