Care Home

  • River View Opening640x480The people we support at Victoria House have an important announcement they’d like to share with you.

  • A Day in the Life Gary DochertyMy name is Gary Docherty and I am the Consultant Nurse for Scotland within Danshell. Here is a bit about my day to day life, the challenges affecting my role and what I love most about what I do.

  • 20181122 135800We are delighted to show you the winners of our annual Christmas card competition. People we support in all our services were busy throughout November creating some wonderful Christmas cards. All throughout November the York office has seen glittery and colourful designs being sent in from all around the country. We received over 100 designs, which made the judging very difficult!

  • Christmas Card 1The annual Danshell Christmas Card competition has seen over 120 cards flying in to the York Central Support Office, filling the place with glitter and colour. Service user representatives from around the country came to York to help with our jolly judging day, dressed in their best Christmas jumpers.

  • SPT 2318 640x427Our 2018 Danshell Shining Star Awards was a night to remember, celebrating everything our wonderful teams do to make a difference in people’s lives. Read on to see our winners!

  • DSC 0494 Web SizeMembers of the team at our services across the East Midlands are celebrating after receiving multiple nominations at prestigious regional and national awards.

  • DSC 0332 800x536Our teams in the West Midlands have been recognised for the outstanding quality of the support given to people with learning disabilities and autism with a clutch of national award nominations.

  • Toller2The entire team at Toller Road care home are celebrating after being recognised for the high quality of personalised support they provide.

    The care home received the ‘Putting People First Award’ at the East Midlands regional Great British Care Awards, and will now go on to represent their region at the national final in February next year.

  • Paint 640x427Thornfield Grange, our specialist autism residential service in Bishop Auckland, has joined forces with their local B&Q to help create an autism-friendly environment. The service supports people with autism to live as independently as possible within their community, and helps them to develop the service to suit their own needs.

  • Bright Isokpan

    Bright Isokpan is a Healthcare Support Worker at Thors Park. Bright takes the time to learn all about the people he supports, asking questions and is always eager to find out more about people’s interests. He is a role model to the team, encouraging them to share people’s likes and dislikes so that the whole team has a real understanding of each person they support.

     

    "Bright is a very happy person and makes sure everyone is smiling and happy" - a colleague at Thors Park

  • 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.

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    Danshell Cygnet Logos 2Danshell Group is to integrate with Cygnet Health Care, allowing enhanced care pathways for people with a learning disability or autism.

  • Care Awards logo 2017 Finalist 2Jo Crook, Manager of Hollyhurst care home in Darlington, has been named as a finalist at a national awards. Jo is in the running for ‘Care Home Manager of the Year’ at the National Care Awards.

  • Tony Perini

    Dr Tony Perini is our North East Consultant Psychiatrist. Dr Perini is praised for always doing his best for the people he supports, making sure he is available at all hours and even being known to take calls when away on holiday! He was described as a ‘good listener’ by one service user who nominated him.

     

    "He helps you and fights for you and your choices" - a service user in the North East

  • Ducks Halt


    DSCF0272 640x427Location: Kirby-le-Soken, Essex   
    Number of beds: 5   
    Gender: Mixed   
    Age: 18+
    Service: Residential

    Download: Ducks Halt Brochure
    Download: Ducks Halt Easy Read Brochure

       
             

    Manager:
    Nicola Darby      

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

           
    Case Study 6
     

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

    Based in the picturesque village of Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, Ducks Halt supports adults 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 is homely and we support people to personalise and decorate their room as they would like it to be. It has relaxing living areas and a kitchen for people to prepare drinks, food and snacks for themselves or for people visiting them.

    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. To see a map of the surrounding community facilities, please click here.

    Our goal is to enable people to structure their time; build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, selfcare, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs. Community based activities give people the opportunity to meet others, have new experiences, participate in leisure activities and practice social skills. Activities depend on individual preference and can include a variety of community based and educational choices.

    Ducks Halt Map

    People may come to Ducks Halt for many reasons. They may be moving through their care pathway from a hospital setting or may require a 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 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.

  • Ducks Halt hero 640x427We are delighted to announce that Ducks Halt in Kirby-le-Soken has been newly developed and changed registration with the CQC. A series of positive changes has seen Ducks Halt, a specialist service for people with learning disabilities, re-registered as a residential service.

  • Ducks Halt hero 640x427We are delighted to announce that Ducks Halt in Kirby-le-Soken has been newly developed and changed registration with the CQC. A series of positive changes has seen Ducks Halt, a specialist service for people with learning disabilities, re-registered as a residential service.

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    Ellen Mhor


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

    Download: Ellen Mhor Brochure

    Download: Ellen Mhor Easy Read Brochure

       
          

    Service Manager:  
    Rachel Allcock

    Rachel Allcock 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.

  • Small new danshell 1 Web SizeChantel Cumberland, Activity Coordinator at Ducks Halt care home in Kirby-le-Soken, Essex, has been shortlisted in the Activity Organiser category at the Great British Care Awards.

  • Finalist

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

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