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

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Louise Vollans      

Louise Vollans

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.

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