About this service
The communal areas of the home include a large dining area, lounge. The home has multiple sensory activity rooms. These are a great place for staff to support the individuals who live in the home with intensive interaction and sensory therapy sessions.
All ten bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom or wet room, with toilet and washbasin.
The home has two vehicles, a people carrier and a wheelchair adapted vehicle. Two train stations are within walking distance of the home and there is also an excellent bus service.
Coneyhurst Lodge is close to the coast and individuals currently enjoy the closeness of the local coastal walks and coastal amenities. The people we support at Coneyhurst Lodge are well known within the local community and have actively got involved with local activities and events.
What we offer
The people we support are encouraged to maximise their independent living skills and are supported line with their personal daily outcome plans. Each individual has an individual weekly activity and goal plan to ensure that they are participating in meaningful activities both in the home and the community. It is important that we are transparent and evidence the level of support and outcome focused goals are achieved. These are evidenced in the weekly and monthly PDO reports which can be shared with social workers and commissioners.
Northbrook College is nearby and provides facilities and support for people with learning disabilities. One resident attends St John’s College in Brighton five days a week and the local branch of Scope provides work opportunities in a nearby café.
Ferring Country Centre also offers voluntary work and work experience opportunities for people with learning disabilities, including working with animals and horticulture.
Local resources made use of by the service users we support at Coneyhurst include the cinema, pier, swimming pools and a wide range of restaurants and cafés.
Meet the team
Elvira Panxha is the service manager at Coneyhurst Lodge, she has over a decade of experience in the field of specialised care for children and adults with severe learning difficulties, neurological disorders, and complex medical needs. Elvira holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology & Sociology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling, and an MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. An indomitable advocate of equality for those with neurological or physical disabilities; Elvira promotes independence and self-development for all of her clients using person-centred methodology.
The team has a varied set of skills and experience to offer, but all staff are required to obtain the appropriate knowledge to support the needs of the service. This includes Autism awareness, Epilepsy and person centred planning and intensive interaction training.
Ex-straw-dinary Scarecrow Competition
Recently, in the London and South East region, a number of our services held a competition to see who could produce the best scarecrow; there were some great entries as can be seen in the photographs.
Coneyhurst Lodge hold coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan.
The staff and people we support at Coneyhurst Lodge, our residential service in Worthing, held a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan.
Innovative medication system helps promote independence for Andrew at Coneyhurst
The staff team at our Coneyhurst Lodge residential service in Worthing recently implemented a new medication system to help support Andrew (who recently moved into the service and has Cerebral Palsy) to manage his medications.
Coneyhurst enjoy a spellbinding Circus Wonderland trip…
In such a hi-tech world we live in where we are constantly plugged into our smartphones and tablets, there still remains an old-fashioned nostalgia about a trip to the circus.
Coneyhurst show off their pancake flipping skills
Celebrated by Britons in the lead up to Easter for centuries, Pancake Day also known as Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is one of the nation’s most beloved days and an excuse to indulge and consume plenty of pancakes with chocolate and maple syrup.
‘Au revoir’ for close friends, Danielle and James from Coneyhurst, as they sail the seas
Danielle and James who live at our Coneyhurst Lodge residential home in Worthing have become great friends.
National Learning Disabilities Awards - Recognition for Regard time after time