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  • Coulby Lodge

    Coulby Lodge Residential Care Home with Nursing

    Coulby Lodge


    Coulby Front 3 Web SizeLocation: Hemlington, Middlesbrough     
    Number of beds: 8     
    Gender: Mixed     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Care Home with Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Sarah Whitaker      

    Sarah Whitaker 2017
         

    Coulby Lodge
    Hemlington Village Road,
    Hemlington TS8 9DE
    01642 049 760

                      
     

    Coulby Lodge, Danshell’s newest service is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Situated in an ideal location on the edge of Hemlington, Middlesbrough, Coulby Lodge supports up to eight adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, and who may have an autistic spectrum condition. The team also supports those who have complex behaviours and associated mental or physical health needs.

    Coulby Lodge consists of two four bedroom detached buildings, each set in their own private garden. Both buildings have their own living space and kitchen diners, to help promote independent living. All eight bedrooms are ensuite, and the people who use the service are encouraged to personalise and decorate their rooms how they want them to be.

    Overlooking the North Yorkshire countryside, the gardens have their own space for relaxing either alone or enjoying other people’s company.

    Coulby Lodge Map SmallThe service is situated in a great location with plenty of community facilities within walking distance, including a shopping centre, large supermarket, community farms, parks, a leisure centre with a large pool and other community activities.

    Just a short drive or bus ride away is Teesside Retail and Shopping Park and Middlesbrough Town Centre, Coulby Lodge is on the outskirts of some stunning countryside with Great Ayton and Stokesley just a short drive away. To see a map of the surrounding community facilities, please click here

    Coulby Lodge has Support Workers who support service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs. Activities depend on individual preferences and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.

    People come to Coulby Lodge for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting, or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, Coulby Lodge is adaptable to the service users living there, both in the living environment, which can be changed to suit individual need, but also in the support provided, as well as length and purpose of stay. Some people will only stay for a short period of time as they gain the skills they need to feel confident in their abilities to look after themselves when they move on to a supported living environment. Others will stay for a longer period of time.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Coulby Lodge we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Danshell Consultant Nurse Wins National Award

    LD WinnerAmy Childs, our Consultant Nurse for the Midlands region, has received national recognition as a winner at the prestigious National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards 2017.

  • Ducks Halt

    Ducks Halt Independent Hospital
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    Ducks Halt


    Ducks Halt7Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex   
    Number of beds: 5   
    Gender: Female   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential with Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Nicola Darby      

    Nicola Darby 
             

    Ducks Halt
    8 Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken
    Essex CO13 0DU
    01255 853 930

           
    Case Study 6
     

    Ducks Halt is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for women living with a learning disability

    Based in the picturesque village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Ducks Halt supports women who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, including people who may have additional mental and physical health needs, and complex behaviours.

    Ducks Halt has a warm and homely atmosphere and the team support the ladies to personalise and decorate their room as they would like it to be. It has relaxing living areas and a kitchen for them to prepare drinks, food and snacks for themselves or for their visitors.

    Onsite there is a large garden with a seating area and space for gardening and other outdoor interests, including hosting parties and spending time with the therapy dog that comes to visit the service regularly.

    Ducks Halt is close to the sea and in particular Frinton and Walton beaches, with all that a seaside town has to offer. There are local bus links to Colchester, Clacton and other outlying towns. Many of the people at Ducks Halt are supported in education at local colleges and some have paid or voluntary work placements.

    Ducks Halt has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to Ducks Halt for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Ducks Halt we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Ellen Mhor

    Ellen Mhor
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    Ellen Mhor


    Ellen Mhor exterior 1Location:
     Dundee   
    Number of beds: 12      
    Gender: Mixed        
    Age: 18+      
    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:
    Caroline Jones     

    Caroline Jones 2017
            

    Ellen Mhor
    2-4 Ellen Street, Dundee
    Angus DD1 2QH
    01382 200 548

                     
    Case Study 1
     

    Ellen Mhor is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in a suburban area of Dundee, Ellen Mhor supports up to 12 adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, and who may have an autistic spectrum condition. The team also supports those who have complex behaviours and associated mental or physical health needs.

    Ellen Mhor is a large detached house with its own private garden situated in a quiet residential area of Dundee. Everyone at Ellen Mhor has their own en-suite bedroom and they are encouraged and supported to personalise their rooms. There is a choice of three living areas that people can choose from and a bright and airy dining room. There is a life skills kitchen and lounge area where people are supported in a small group to develop and maintain independent living skills such as menu planning and preparing their own drinks, snacks and meals. Externally there is a patio and seating areas for service users and their visitors to enjoy.

    In Dundee there are many activities for people to access, including leisure centres, cinema, theatre, markets, shops and cafes. Ellen Mhor has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People come to Ellen Mhor for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting, or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, Ellen Mhor can offer specialist input based on individual need to deliver flexible and effective support.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Ellen Mhor we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Fantastic National Award Success

    Finalist

    Danshell has been officially recognised nationally for the outstanding support our services provide for people with learning disabilities and autism.

  • Hollyhurst

    Hollyhurst Residential Service
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    Hollyhurst


    Hollyhurst exterior 1Location: Darlington    
    Number of beds: 19   
    Gender: Mixed      

    Age:
    18+

    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:
    Jo Crook      

    Jo Crook 2017       
             

    Hollyhurst
    118 Woodland Road, Darlington
    County Durham DL3 9LN
    01325 252 002

         
    Case Study 5
     

    Hollyhurst is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults with learning disabilities

    Based in Darlington, County Durham, Hollyhurst supports adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support those with complex behaviours, as well as those who have associated mental or physical health needs.

    Hollyhurst is a detached period property set in its own private gardens and accessed via a private tree lined drive. There are numerous living areas including a quiet lounge and two large communal lounges. Everyone has their own bedroom, which they are encouraged to decorate and personalise to suit their own personal style.

    There is also a supported life skills kitchen where people can plan and cook meals and snacks for themselves and their visitors. They can also spend time relaxing with their friends, family and other visitors in the family room. A computer room is open throughout the day so service users can access the internet and develop IT skills, staff are available for support with this. There is an aromatherapy room, where an aromatherapist visits once a fortnight to provide uplifting massage to service users. There is also a new multi-sensory room that can be used for relaxation or stimulation. The garden project provides opportunities for service users to participate in growing fresh vegetables in the greenhouse and allotment located in the grounds.

    In addition to the main house, within the grounds we also have Hollyhurst Lodge, a bespoke self-contained service delivering 24 hours care and support for two individuals. This service was specially designed in partnership with local commissioners and community teams to provide personalised support for two people with complex needs. Each person has their own individual living /dining room and en-suite bedroom. There is a secure shared life skills kitchen for people to learn how to cook meals and snacks for themselves and their visitors.

    Within walking distance is the market town of Darlington, which has many community facilities for people to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings.

    Hollyhurst has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to Hollyhurst for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Hollyhurst we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Hollyhurst Rated 'Good' by CQC

    Hollyhurst One

    Hollyhurst residential service in Darlington has been praised by the independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission, for the quality of its care and support, receiving a ‘Good’ rating.

  • Hope House

    Hope House
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    Hope House


    IMG 3110 Web SizeLocation: Hartlepool     
    Number of beds: 11     
    Gender: Mixed       
    Age: 18+
    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:    
    Lorna Taggert   

    Lorna Taggart 2017   
            

    Hope House
    59 Hutton Ave, Hartlepool
    Cleveland TS26 9PW
    01429 224 442

                  
    Case Study 2
     

    Hope House contains Bespoke Residential Apartments with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in Hartlepool, Hope House is a residential care home with nursing, which delivers 24 hour care and support for up to 11 people in self-contained bespoke apartments adapted to meet their individual needs.

    The name Hope House was chosen by one of the gentlemen who moved into the service when it first opened. He said:

    "I am always hoping for something and always hoped to live in this area"

    Hope House supports adults living with a learning disability, this includes people who have additional mental and physical ill-health and complex behaviours. The individuals at Hope House may be stepping down from hospital provision or may be people who need a more robust package of care than can be provided in supported living. They may also be people who are on a care pathway towards a place of their own.

    Hope House was specially designed in partnership with local commissioners and community teams to create individual, bespoke, self-contained apartments that provide personalised support for people. The service design is split into two separate elements, based on the specific individual requirements of the people we support:

    • Hope House comprises of bespoke apartments for six men and women to live independently in their own space. Each apartment has en-suite facilities, a secure kitchenette, living and dining space, as well as access to a communal garden. One of the apartments has direct access to a specially designed private garden, giving the individual it was created for the quiet outdoor space that is needed.
    • Hope Lodge, next door to Hope House, has one en-suite bedroom and four individual apartments, each with their own kitchenette. In addition to this private space, Hope Lodge has a spacious dining kitchen, enabling the people living here to socialise and develop their independent living skills.

    Service users are supported to access local community facilities within Hartlepool town centre, which is within walking distance. A few of the community facilities available to service users at Hope House are colleges, swimming pools, a cinema and shops. The current service user group also enjoy visiting a local disco, attending a gardening club and learning how to play table tennis.

    Hope House has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs. Several charity events have been organised in recent months with the attendance of the local Mayor. These have been service user-led, with support from staff.

     

    Our Model of Care

    Within Hope House we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • How Do We Make a Difference? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    DSC 0429 Web SizeHow does Danshell make a difference? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers, their teams, and most importantly, the people they support.

  • Midlands Services Compete in 'Four Nations'

    DSC 0429 Web SizeAfter the success of last year’s Danshell Olympics Midlands Sports Day, Cate Ball, Toller Road’s Manager, and Activity Co-Ordinator Penny Robinson, were determined to make this year’s event even bigger and better. Each service was allocated tasks to bring the day together, with the service users helping out.

  • Most Rewarding and Challenging? We Ask Those That Matter Most

    DSC 0332 Web SizeWhat are the most rewarding and most challenging parts of your job? We asked some very important people - our Service Managers and their teams.

  • MP Opens New Specialist Service in Middlesbrough

    DSCF2549 Article Thumbnail3We have made a significant investment in a new specialist service, which will provide extra care and support for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs on Teesside.

  • National Award for Trinity House Team

    Trinity House exterior 1We are very proud to say that Trinity House in Lockerbie has been recognised for its excellent practice in supporting people with learning disabilities with a prestigious national award.

  • Oaklands

    Oaklands Residential Service
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    Oaklands


    Oaklands exterior 1Location: Hexham     
    Number of beds: 15     
    Gender: Mixed     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential with Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Melissa Baynes  

    Melissa Baynes 2017 
          

    Oaklands
    Anick Road, Hexham
    Northumberland NE46 4JR
    01434 600 684

                  
    Case Study 1
     

    Oaklands is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Situated in Hexham, Northumberland, Oaklands supports people with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team also supports people who have additional mental or physical health needs, and complex behaviours.

    Oaklands is a large detached property with extensive living areas. This means that people can choose if they want to be in the gender specific lounges, or in mixed company. Everyone at Oaklands has their own bedroom, which they are supported to decorate and personalise. There is a conservatory with access to a spacious and private garden, with seating and picnic areas. There is also a greenhouse and raised flower beds for people to practice their gardening skills. Oaklands boasts a sensory garden, which is accessible for all

    Oaklands is close to the historic market town of Hexham, which hosts a good choice of recreational and leisure facilities for people to access. These include a swimming pool, a library, parks and shops, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Oaklands has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. People are supported to plan menus, shop and prepare food with support to increase their daily living skills in readiness for moving on.

    At Oaklands, our goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to Oaklands for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Oaklands we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Ranaich House

    Ranaich House residential service with nursing
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    Ranaich House


    Ranaich House exterior 1Location: Dunblane, Scotland    
    Number of beds: 14   
    Gender: Mixed   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential with Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Andrea McGuire 

    Andrea McGuire 2017
         

    Ranaich House
    Leewood Road
    Dunblane FK15 0DR   
    01786 823 694

                        
    Case Study 7
     

    Ranaich House is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Located in Dunblane, Ranaich House offers care and support in a structured and therapeutic environment, caring for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs, including people who may have additional mental or physical health problems and complex behaviours.

    Ranaich House is a large period detached property, formerly a private Victorian villa with coach house, stables and mature woodland gardens. The service has good sized living areas, a dining room, and a well-stocked learning hub.  Everyone at Ranaich House has their own bedroom and people are supported to personalise their own space to make it their own. There are two domestic life skills kitchens, where individuals can plan menus and prepare their own drinks, snacks and meals. Externally there is a spacious and private garden which hosts seating and picnic areas for relaxing or enjoying time with friends

    Service users living at Ranaich House will progress through the care pathway, firstly living in main body of the house in an en-suite room, with access to all communal areas and catering facilities. When ready to move to less intensive support, people can move to the self-contained three bedroom flat. Here skills will be honed in a domestic setting; making meals, doing their own laundry and keeping the flat clean and tidy.

    Moving on from here is to the Coach House; the original coach house and stables have been converted into a two bedroomed cottage flat in the grounds. The Coach House has staff support at all times and offers people the opportunity to experience more independence, whilst living in a safe environment. It has its own front door and enclosed, private gardens, making this the ideal stepping stone towards moving on to independent living. There are no strict timescales for progression through their care pathway; everyone is different and has a personalised care and support pathway.

    Ranaich House is within walking distance of the small city of Dunblane, which has a good choice of recreational and leisure facilities, including parks, a library, cafes and shops. Individuals can also enjoy walks in the outstanding surrounding countryside. The team at Ranaich House are focussed on ensuring that service users are part of their local community and can access education, employment and other day opportunities to meet their needs.

    A full multi-disciplinary team is on hand to ensure a holistic and therapeutically supportive environment. Ranaich House has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Many of the people at Ranaich House are supported in education at local colleges and some have paid or voluntary work placements.

    At Ranaich House, our goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to Ranaich House for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Ranaich House we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Redlands

    Redlands residential service without nursing
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    Redlands


    Redlands exterior 1Location: Darlington   
    Number of beds: 5   
    Gender: Mixed    
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential without Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Louise Vollans      

    Louise Vollans
          

    Redlands
    122 Woodland Road, Darlington
    County Durham DL3 9LP
    01325 243 788

           
    Case Study 8 Paul
     

    Redlands is a Residential Care Home for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in Darlington, County Durham, Redlands supports up to five adults who are living with a learning disability and complex needs, and can also support those with associated mental or physical health needs.

    Redlands is a large detached house set in a large garden, close to the market town of Darlington. There is a choice of living and dining areas for people to use and a large kitchen for preparing food. Everyone has their own bedroom, which they are supported to decorate and personalise as they wish. Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Redlands and people are encouraged to prepare food and drink for themselves and their visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a key element of daily life at Redlands. Externally there is an established garden with a patio and seating areas for service users to relax on their own or with visitors.

    Within walking distance from Redlands are local amenities including shops, a post office, cafés and pubs. Also a short distance away is Darlington town centre, offering many more community facilities for individuals to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings.

    Redlands has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to Redlands for a number of reasons. They may be moving on following a stay at an NHS or other specialist learning disability service, or may need more support than can be offered in a supported living environment. It may also be that they require a little extra support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Redlands we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Spectacular Shining Star Staff Recognition Awards

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    Our Shining Star Awards, held last month, was a spectacular night celebrating everything our amazing staff teams do to provide the best quality of care for the people we support.

  • The Orchards

    The Orchards residential service without nursing
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    The Orchards


    The Orchards exterior 1Location: Thorrington, Essex   
    Number of beds: 5   
    Gender: Male   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential without Nursing 

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    Manager:
    Jay Wright     

    Jay Wright 2017  
            

    The Orchards
    Station Road, Thorrington
    Essex CO7 8JA
    01206 250 676

               
    Case Study 1
     

    The Orchards is a Residential Care Home for adults living with a learning disability

    Based in Thorrington, Essex, The Orchards supports up to five men with a learning disability, and can also care for people who have complex needs and behaviours.

    The Orchards is a detached property on a quiet residential street, in Thorrington, a small village between Colchester and Clacton, which boasts a pub and a café along with a village shop and post office. Nearby there are plenty of community facilities for people to access, including shops, colleges, a swimming pool and a local park which has a pretty waterside setting. Clacton and Colchester are a short journey away, providing an array of activities for service users to choose from.

    Everyone has their own bedroom, which they are encouraged to personalise and decorate to show their individuality. The Orchards has a large living space and well equipped kitchen-dining area for people to use. The kitchen-diner is the hub of the house where service users are encouraged to help prepare food and drinks for themselves and visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a very important part of life at The Orchards.

    Externally there is a large, well-maintained garden, where service users participate in gardening and enjoy growing their own vegetables. The garden has a seating area for relaxing or hosting barbeques. The outside area at The Orchards also boasts an activities centre, where regular music and clay sessions take place.

    The Orchards has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to The Orchards for a number of reasons. They may be moving on following a stay at an NHS or other specialist learning disability service, or may need more support than can be offered in a supported living environment. It may also be that they require a little extra support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within The Orchards we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Thistle Care Home

    Thistle Care Home Residential Home with Nursing
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    Thistle Care Home


    thistle202 front doorLocation: Dundee     
    Number of beds: 10     
    Gender: Mixed     
    Age: 18+
    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:
    Ashley Fraser-Green   

    Ashley Fraser Green
         

    Thistle Care Home
    119 Americanmuir Road
    Dundee DD3 9AG
    01382 819 910

                             
    Case Study 6
     

    Thistle Care Home is a Residential Home with Nursing for adults living with a learning disability

    Situated in a residential area of Dundee, Thistle Care Home supports up to ten adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. The team also supports those who have an autistic spectrum condition, those with additional mental or physical health issues, or complex behaviours.

    Thistle Care Home is a detached purpose-built building with its own gardens. The care home is situated on the ground floor and is split into two areas, both of which deliver 24 hour care and support within a structured environment:

    • Six en-suite bedrooms, with access to two communal lounges and a dining room, giving the individuals the opportunity to socialise as a group, or enable them to spend time alone. Service users have access to a life skills kitchen to enable them to prepare food for themselves or visitors.
    • A specialist suite, named Lomond, containing four en-suite bedrooms for people with autistic spectrum disorder. Lomond has been designed specifically for the needs of people with complex behaviours, with the team specialising in supporting individuals with autistic spectrum disorders. The people who live here will have access to a state of the art sensory room, separate outdoor space, as well as a shared dining room, kitchen and lounge.

    Within the grounds of Thistle Care Home is a separate building, Corbet Lodge, where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts and games, whilst also learning some valuable independent living skills. This area is dedicated to activities and supporting life skills in readiness for moving on.

    Thistle Care Home is located in the city of Dundee, which has an extensive array of community amenities for people to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings. Service users can also enjoy walks and visits to the nearby botanical gardens and Discovery Quay.

    Thistle Care Home has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People come to Thistle Care Home for different reasons; they may require more support than can be provided in a supported living setting, or they may be moving along their care pathway from a hospital placement. Whatever the reason, Thistle Care Home can offer specialist input based on individual need to deliver flexible and effective support.

    Based on the first floor of Thistle Care Home is Wallace Hospital, from which people can move to Thistle Care Home as they step down along their care pathway. Click here for more information on Wallace Hospital.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Thistle Care Home we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

  • Thornfield Grange

    Thornfield Grange Residential Service with nursing
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    Thornfield Grange


    IMG 0154 Web SizeLocation: Bishop Auckland    
    Number of beds: 9   
    Gender: Mixed      

    Age:
    18+

    Service: Care Home with Nursing

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    Manager:
    Melissa Baynes      

    Melissa Baynes 2017
           

    Thornfield Grange
    60 Etherley Lane, Bishop Auckland 
    County Durham DL14 7QZ
    01388 602 920

       

    Case Study 7
     

    Thornfield Grange is a Residential Care Home with Nursing for adults living with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs

    Based in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, Thornfield Grange supports people with autistic spectrum conditions who are also living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support individuals who have complex behaviours, as well as those who have significant difficulties with social engagement.

    Thornfield Grange is an impressive period property situated in the bustling market town of Bishop Auckland, surrounded by beautiful County Durham countryside. Thornfield Grange provides a structured, positive, empathic and low-arousal environment with good links to family and outside agencies. There are two good sized living areas that people can choose to use. Other facilities include a well-stocked arts and crafts room and an internet café where people can Skype their family members and important others. There is a games console accessible for all to use, which is great for helping with coordination skills and promoting fitness.

    A holistic therapist attends Thornfield Grange on a weekly basis for anyone who requires therapeutic intervention. There is also a life skills kitchen where people are supported to make their own drinks and prepare food for visitors and themselves. Within the grounds there is an allotment, which is looked after by the people who use the service. Other outdoor activities are available and there is a large lawn with patio and seating areas for people and their visitors to enjoy.

    Just a short walk from Thornfield Grange is the centre of town where people can access the local amenities including a pharmacy, convenience store, pubs, restaurants and an arts complex. Days out are popular at Thornfield Grange and Auckland Castle is just a short drive away with its deer park that is ideal for summer picnics or long walks.

    Thornfield Grange is just a short drive from the historic market town of Darlington, which has many community and autism friendly activities for people to access. These include leisure centres, cinema, theatre, markets, shops and cafés.

    Thornfield Grange has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

    People may come to Thornfield Grange for many reasons. They may be moving on from a hospital setting or may require a service which can support them more than a residential placement. It may be that they are leaving a residential or home setting and require a little support during a difficult period in their life, or they could be on a pathway to a place of their own.

    Our Model of Care

    Within Thornfield Grange we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

    1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
    2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
    3. Therapeutic Outcomes
    4. Healthy Lifestyles
    5. Safe Services

    We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.