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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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Andrea McGuire 

Andrea McGuire 2018

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.

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