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Canal View Open Day is a roaring success


The team at Canal View, our new supported living service in Rochdale, recently welcomed many families and social workers to the newly refurbished service.

The event was attended by young people looking for supported living accommodation, the majority of whom were accompanied by their care managers and families. Local representatives from commissioners and learning disability teams from Rochdale, Oldham, Bury, Salford and Cheshire East also attended. Diane Carole, Regard’s customer relationship manager, who talked them said. ‘People were impressed with the property, Regard’s ethos and staff team as well as taking comfort from the size of the organisation and the support services it provides.’

Many of the people who attended commented how homely Canal View feels and some of the young people even chose their rooms and asked how soon they could move in!

Anthony attended the open day and was shown around the various bedrooms. He loved them all and said he would be more than happy with any of the available rooms. He moved in on Monday 27th March and settled in immediately.

Michael came and said he loved the house and chose a large double bedroom with en-suite then sat with staff and enjoyed some of the buffet. His placement has since been confirmed, but staff are undertaking specialist Epilepsy training before he can move in.

Rachel chose the bedroom with the largest built in wardrobes saying, ‘I’ve got a lot of clothes!’

Everyone enjoyed a tour of the service which will support adults with learning difficulties, autism and/or mental health needs, who would benefit from living in their own space. All individuals will benefit from a bespoke care package to suit their needs, plus background support. The local team are experienced in managing complex and challenging behaviours.

Lillian Kidd service manager for Canal View was overwhelmed with how lovely the service looked and how well the open day was attended. She said she felt ‘very proud and quite emotional’ at the end of a long and busy day.

The Canal View team worked hard to finalise care packages as quickly as possible after the event and the first person moved in the following Monday. The service is expected to be full by the end of April.

For further information please click the link below or call Diane Carole on 07984 736457.

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Specialism: The service supports men and women with Learning Difficulties/Autism and/or Mental Health, including Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. The service is