Specialism: Learning Disabilities, Mental Health issues and other concurrent complex needs. Individuals with Asperger’s and/or other Autistic spectrum conditions and Individuals with ADD and/or ADHD
Vacancy Details: There are currently no vacancies at Highdowns.
Type of Service: Residential service with views over St. Ives bay in Cornwall.
Age Range: 18 – 65 years
Current Profile of Service: The service provides opportunities for individuals to live in a registered care environment that can provide and equip them with the skills they need to live the life they choose including moving on to supported living when they are ready. The individuals that use our service require 24-hour support in a safe environment which encourages and promotes people to gain confidence in their lives, and promotes decision making and choice through a person-centred approach, which is individualised and dependent on the specific needs and communication requirements of each person.
Hours Provided: There is a registered manager, 24-hour staffing, specific 1:1 staffing as required, waking night and sleep-in staff to support individuals across all 4 properties on a 1:1 basis if required.
Focus of Service: The bespoke support provided, centres on individual need and focuses on developing independence, person-centred life skills, communication, social skills and choice.
People’s individual abilities and strengths were recognised and respected. People received as much support as they needed but were encouraged to be independent wherever possible. There was a key worker system in place. Key workers had oversight of each individual’s plan of care. Staff took a flexible approach to support, according to the needs of the individual.
Care Quality Commission report, 2016