Residents who have chosen Nutley Hall as their home arrive from diverse backgrounds and span a broad age range. Here are some of their stories:

“I moved to Nutley Hall when I was 27. We all came to see Nutley Hall and I liked it and they liked me. I have been here for ten years.

I like the woodland and I help taking old branches to the fire and I like the bakery and making biscuits for the community. I like going swimming and gymnastics and working in the garden and going to college and learning about life.

At Christmas I enjoy doing the play and during breaks I go on holiday with my family.”


“I have been here a long time, I came in 1959. I was the first resident to come to Nutley Hall. I am making a jumper for my friend’s child at the moment. I do lots of knitting in the weavery. It’s nice here, we have a nice garden with nice trees and flowers which smell nice. I am painting this afternoon at half past three.”


We aim to provide a homely person centered environment that respects the potential of each individual and attempts to work towards each person contributing their own unique part to the whole of the community. Below are some stories to provide a snapshot of what some of our residents are encouraged to develop.



Nathan has been with us for a number of years and has throughout the time he has been here collected various interesting stones he finds throughout his travels.  Every time Nathan goes on an outing or a walk, be it to the beach or on the forest he finds stones which he likes and often brings them back.  Following Nathan’s participation of an artistic course last summer a place was found for him to display his stones.  Ever changing, his corner in sunrise garden is a space that he has created and is very proud of.

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