Supporting adults with learning disabilities aged 18-65 years
Personalised support to achieve individual goals
We are a family fun group of two small residential care homes and a day resource centre for adults with learning disabilities.
The care homes were established by Marie Mather-Franks (nurse) with The Conifers in 1985 and Highbury following in 1991. The Hawthorns was also part of the group. Marie has a background in specialist nursing including positions at Colton Ward, Bromham Hospital and Princess Marina Hospital. Marie used her experience to design a care home environment that was family based, personalised and outcomes focussed. This enables the service users to reach their individual potentials, following personal centred plans aiming for set and measurable goals.
Service users are supported to acheive their fullest potentials through individual tailored person-centred care plans, designed to promote independence, respect dignity and enhance quality of life.
Our homes are individually furnished to high standards and operated like small family units, and service users really do make them their own homes, being actively involved in the running of their home.
Staff turnover is low, with many of our staff having worked with us for many years. All of our staff are CRB and reference checked and undergo regular supervision. We take the safeguarding of our service users very seriously and all of our staff are highly trained about abuse, what could constitute abuse, and how to report any concerns.
We are proud to now offer day services in a dedicated resource centre. The Day Resource Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and offers a tailored programme of activities to meet individual needs. Our activities are fun, but also meaningful, giving our service users valuable life skills that can transfer with them into daily life or even further education or supported employment. We have a newly built sensory room and make the most of the large outside space available to us, growing our own vegetables and looking after our rabbits and chickens. If you would like to enquire about a place at our Day Resource Centre, please call Marie on 01933 395511 and we would be happy to provide further information.