The Adult Learning Disability Residential Service comprises of 18 directly provided community homes and a residential respite service.
Community Homes for Adults with a Learning Disability
At present we provide around the clock support to 83 adults with a learning disability who have broad spectrum of abilities and needs. The homes are made up of houses, bungalows and semi-independent flats, with a number of purpose built homes that are designed to meet the needs of adults with a learning disability and complex needs, including physical limitations and long term/life limiting health conditions.
Community home places are determined by the Community Home Allocation Panel, following the submission of a referral from the Learning Disability Social Work Team and accompanied by a Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) assessment. Places are confirmed following a positive transition period and assessment of compatibility.
The focus of a community home for adults with a learning disability is to support the service users to be as independent as they can possibly be, develop skills and confidence and become part of their local community by developing links and relationships with other adults with a learning disability and also the wider community. Staffing levels vary from home to home dependent on the needs and abilities of the service users who live there.
There are also a further two community homes in the North of the Island, providing support to nine adults with a learning disability, some of whom also have additional physical or health needs that are operated by a commissioned provider.
Hollydene Residential Respite
Hollydene provides regular respite to the families and carers of adults with a learning disability, many of whom have additional needs including physical limitations and complex health conditions; and emergency accommodation for service users experiencing a significant breakdown in their usual carer support.
The respite unit comprises of 11 bedrooms in total but unit capacity fluctuates on a night by night basis depending on the needs, abilities and compatibility of service users.
Respite places are determined by the Respite Service Allocation Panel, following the submission of a referral from the Learning Disability Social Work Team and accompanied by a Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) assessment and Carer’s Assessment/s. The number of residential respite nights allocated per year are based on these assessments, with a current maximum allocation per year of 104 nights, subject to regular review. Places are confirmed on completion of an assessment and transition period.
Supported Living Service
The Supported Living Service supports adults with a learning disability to live independently in their own homes in the community and covers all areas of the Island. Support packages range from telephone support including prompts for appointments and medication, to more regular face to face support several times a week with a focus on skill development with domestic tasks, money management, health and well-being and confidence building in respect of social interaction and accessing the community.
Supported Living Service packages of support are determined by the Community Support Services Allocation Panel, following the submission of a referral from the Learning Disability Social Work Team and accompanied by a Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) assessment.
Access to services is via the Adult Services Access Team by telephoning: 01624 686179
For further general information about services for adults with a learning disability, telephone the Adult Learning Disability Service team on 01624 618520
Cost of Services
The cost of service provision is revised regularly and can be provided on request.