Sahara Parkside, Barking

Sahara Parkside is a new development of architect-designed apartments, providing specialist accommodation, care and support for adults with learning disabilities and who may have other conditions, including sensory impairment, a physical disability or other complex needs.

The apartments enable service users to enjoy as independent a life as possible, with support tailored to their specific needs.

Sahara Parkside is a new development of architect-designed apartments, providing specialist accommodation, care and support for adults with learning disabilities and who may have other conditions, including sensory impairment, a physical disability or other complex needs.

The apartments enable service users to enjoy as independent a life as possible, with support tailored to their specific needs.

Our approach

Sahara Parkside is made up of ten three-bedroom apartments supporting independent lifestyles. We provide 24-hour staffing, to provide support and personal care for service users within the smaller community of their own apartment and the wider Sahara Parkside family.

Each apartment has a large living area and kitchen and three en suite bedrooms, so that service users can choose to socialise as and when they wish while also enjoying their own private space.

We work with each service to create a personal support plan, tailored to their needs, wishes and goals. Sahara Parkside’s in-house leisure, training and work-based activities within the complex enable service users to take part in learning and development programmes that form part of their support plan.

Internet access also enables service users to maintain interests, friendships and relationships outside the Sahara Parkside community, which we believe contributes to their personal development and well-being.

Inside Sahara Parkside

The apartments are located over three floors with access to all floors via stairs and a stylish glass lift.

Bedrooms are equipped for both mobile and less mobile service users, with disability-friendly beds and ceiling supports. The en suite shower rooms all have non-slip tiling and wheelchair space and some apartments offer fitted mobility and support equipment, such as ceiling tracking and bathroom hoists. Each apartment also has a separate bathroom, with shower, toilet and washbasin.

All the apartments are fully furnished and made welcoming with colourful design and attractive artworks. The open plan kitchens and separate utility rooms are all fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and appliances, to support service users in doing their own cooking and washing.

Communal facilities for the whole complex include a ground floor laundry and kitchen, Snoezelen multi-sensory room and a very large multi-purpose room for leisure, training and work-based activities, which is also ideal for parties, entertaining and community events. There is a small rear garden and a large roof terrace with attractive views over Barking Park.

Our community

Sahara Parkside overlooks Barking Park and is conveniently close to Barking town centre and facilities including a library and shopping centre. We are a four-minute walk from Barking Tube station and a similar distance to the local railway station, with numerous bus routes a short walk away.

Our location makes it easy for service users to quickly become involved in, and part of, their local community as well as to access activities away from Sahara Parkside and to visit, or to enjoy visits from, friends and family.

  • Contact: Emma Bugby
  • Tel: 0208 507 5802
  • Address: Sahara Parkside, 101-113 Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 8TA

For more information on our assisted living and supported living services in Barking, Forest Gate, Ilford, London and Essex, please contact us.

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See inside of Sahara Parkside
Sahara Parkside, Barking

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