We are supported during our independence, we have our special preferences met, we get to personalize our bedroom. We like our regular house chats to address concerns. We have all the support we need for our health, personal and social needs. Read more
We accept residents with most moderate to severe learning disabilities:
Long term or Respite care for:
- Profound Learning Disabilities,
- Cerebral Palsy
- Dual Diagnosis,
- Eating Disorders,
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Sensory impairments,
- Specialist Care Categories:
- Asperger Syndrome
- Challenging Behaviour
- Down Syndrome
- Speech Impairment
- Visual Impairment
The residents are encouraged to attend all social events where they can meet people and make friends: Currently they attend a club every Thursday night where families and young people meet and share music and enjoy dancing in a safe environment. The residents are encouraged to go out and socialise – cinema, meals out, church, community events, music venues.Read More »
Every year the residents go away on holiday at least once. Trips have included the Canary Islands, and Spain as well as The Holy Land. In 2013 our residents have planned to go to Greece. One resident is going to Cyprus at Easter, and then later in the year will join the others on their trip to Greece.Read More »
Currently the residents are encouraged to attend the local gymnasium with staff at least twice per week integrated into the activities/ exercise schedule together with other regular health promoting events: The local gym has full facilities for more severely physically disabled residents as well.
Service users participate in household chores on certain days and all help to run the home effectively by having house meetings when issues arise or when everyone’s feedback is needed.
Each service user gets 1:1 time with staff as needed. One-on-one supervision is provided for all facets of daily life. Activities include sports, shopping, day trips. We encourage each service user to work in the community and to gain experience.
Religious observance s encouraged and the Manager at Edgar Street will assist with making any arrangements for attendance.
Families are encouraged to visit at any time and can be as involved as they wish. Family members are welcome to provide input into the development of detailed personal care plans and are encouraged to assist in goal-setting.Read More »
Life at Edgar Street Care Home
Each resident has her own private room. Residents are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms and may bring their own possessions if it helps to make the room feel like home. We can assist with furnishings if needed, and staff are on hand to encourage choice.
Life skills are taught as needs are assessed and according to input from the resident. Some residents may need support with healthy meal planning and basic cooking while others may prefer to leave cooking to the household ( a communal meal is available in the evening). Another resident may need to learn money management or how to use the public transit. At Edgar Street, we let residents shape their goals and we support them – our philosophy is self-sufficiency and positive independence within the community.Read More »
All our staff are qualified to NVQ 3 or higher and continuous training is carried out. At any given time staff are involved in further training to not only improve their basic skills but sometimes in order to better support a particular service user. We staff appropriately and have a night sleep staff on the premises.
Our Registered Manager Katie Turner is qualified to look after the needs of our Residents. She has experience with Learning Disabilities as well as care of the elderly and has been the Manager at Edgar Street for over 2 years: Katie is energetic, and resourceful – will meet with family members and keep them informed of everything as requested and will help residents to organise and achieve their goals while also ensuring their welfareRead More »