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The History of Ryde House Group

Contributed and written by Miranda, John and Adam Clewley

The origin of our company, Ryde House Group, dates back to 1986 when we started with just Ryde House and Ryde Cottage. At that time, we were able to offer residential care to a modest 29 individuals, along with accommodating some cows and chickens that came with the property.  Over the years, we gradually expanded our capacity to support more people. Our first expansion was the establishment of day services, which eventually evolved into Willow Village. In the 1990s, we added Clifton Cottage and Woodville to our roster. The new millennium brought the addition of Newton Lodge to our growing family.

Our most ambitious project to date has been the development of Players Copse, which comprises Beech House, Silver Birch, Maple Tree, and Sycamore House. These four purpose-built care homes embody our commitment to addressing the Isle of Wight's growing care needs and represent a significant investment for our organisation.

Our growth didn't stop there, as we continued to broaden our care and support offerings. By launching Outreach Services, we now extend our support to individuals in the community and in their own homes.


Who we are

The Ryde House Group, a family-owned business established in 1986, has become a leading provider of services for individuals with learning disabilities on the Isle of Wight. Our range of homes offer tailored support, enabling residents to thrive and attain their dreams and aspirations.

At the core of our mission is the continuous development and delivery of innovative service solutions, tailored to the local community's needs. Our highly trained and skilled team members contribute their experience and expertise to ensure the delivery of exceptional care for those with complex needs, focusing on person-centred support.

We are committed to providing personalised care, recognizing and valuing each individual's unique qualities. Our belief is that every person, regardless of their disability, has the potential to grow and develop.

Our passion lies in empowering individuals to succeed in various aspects of life, such as securing meaningful employment, enhancing life skills, or refining communication methods.

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We encourage the people we support to actively participate in their community, with access to amenities like cinemas, leisure centres, local events, and concerts. Additionally, we offer opportunities for holidays away from home.

Our dedication lies in creating a positive, proactive, serene, and nurturing environment where individuals feel empowered to live joyfully and pursue their personal goals.


30th Anniversary

On August 1st, 2016, we celebrated our 30th anniversary, and we express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has contributed to reaching this milestone. Throughout these three decades, we have consistently aimed to deliver exceptional service, elevate care standards, and achieve outstanding outcomes for the people we support. We couldn't have done it without you, and we remain steadfast in our belief in the high-quality service that we all work tirelessly to provide. Today, Ryde House Group is better equipped than ever to tackle the challenges that care services present, and we eagerly look forward to a future where even more individuals can benefit from our support.

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