About this service
Northfields is a large detached house set in corner gardens in a residential area in Poulner, Ringwood. It is near to local shops, GP surgery and provides access to a variety of community facilities including local transport with a bus stop right outside.
The accommodation is for 6 people and is arranged over 3 floors. On the 3rd floor there is a bedroom with an en-suite it also has staff facilities and office. The ground floor has communal areas of kitchen, lounge/diner, conservatory, bathroom and 2 ground floor bedrooms with stairs to the first floor where there is a further 3 bedrooms, one with en-suite, and another bathroom. Outside there is a porch area, a court yard and a large mature corner garden with grass, flowers and shrubs.
The Cedars, a supported living service is adjacent to the Northfields service in the same grounds.
What we offer
We focus on person centred planning encouraging people to make decisions and exercise their rights and responsibilities. All aspects of daily living are promoted with individuals involved in the recruitment and selection of the staff that support them. We will also support them to participate in weekly health and safety, fire and first aid checks, as well as nightly security checks and keeping safe awareness. Participation is also encouraged in training and awareness workshops in relation to keeping safe, saying no to abuse, speaking out and recruitment. Road safety awareness and support programmes are also available to enable greater independence in the community (with planned risk management).
Meet the team
Katie Bartholomew is the manager at Northfields House.
Northfields has a strong support staff team who hold over 30 years of experience within the care sector between them. The support staff team are willing, energetic, enthusiastic, encouraging and caring towards the service users we support. The support staff are all trained at NVQ 2 level or higher in Health and Social care.
From a care manager:
‘Over all this is a good welcoming home, I was able to discuss and seek information clearly. Manager/staff were great, nothing was too much trouble. Family were very happy and service users very relaxed throughout visit’
From a parent:
‘can I just say thank you to the staff team and manager who support my son. It is an amazing service, so amazing that my son doesn’t want to come home every weekend. He has told me he will see me every other. Very confident staff team, very pleased with the care provided.
From service users:
‘I love my time table, I even go to work. Its great working at costa coffee’
‘I love regard because I get choice’
‘I love achieving my dreams and goals with the support of staff’
‘the staff always listen to what I want’
‘ I am happy and I would like it to stick with the way it is’
‘I would like a bit more help with the cooker’
Northfields House Creates Garden Themed Sensory Room
Northfields House, our residential care service in Ringwood, has recently created a sensory room within their service for the people that they support.
David: A special man
David, who lived at Northfields House, passed away shortly after celebrating his birthday in style.
Working Together at Two Wells and Northfields
The teams at Two Wells and Northfields have always worked in partnership, providing opportunities for the people living at the two houses to get together.
Staff help make a special birthday for David