About this service
The service is a 7 bedded detached building and 2 bedroom Annexe.
The Library is 3 minutes away from the home. The local shops are in the town centre and a leisure centre is 10 minutes by car. The home is spread across two floors in the main house, with three bedrooms and a bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room on the ground floor. There are a further four bedrooms and bathroom and separate shower room on the first floor with a laundry area and fully equipped kitchen. There is a table and chairs which overlook the beautiful garden. Hedera house also has a self-contained Annex, which comprises of a lounge, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and two bedrooms, allowing the opportunity for specialised provision on a smaller scale. Outside there is a spacious garden with large trees and a substantial lawn area.
What we offer
Each Tenant has access to 24hr staffing support.
Emphasis is placed on supporting individuals to develop their social skill and on empowering them to take control over their own lives. This is achieved through individuals support Plans, which are developed by the individual service users with support from people such as their key worker, advocate, local specialist teams and/or care manager. These plans are regularly reviewed and amended, as the individual’s needs dictate. Formal reviews are held within a multidisciplinary context six weeks after admission and on a three to six monthly basis thereafter. All decisions and plans are recorded in consultation with those present at the reviews and are implemented accordingly.
Individuals have the opportunity to state who will be involved in process of individuals Planning and their Key Worker has specific responsibility for ensuring that agreed programmes are implemented effectively. For those individuals with mental health problems the individuals support plan will be reviewed in line with the care.
Meet the Team
Ian Christie has a Level 5 Diploma in Care management. He has 16 years experience within care services. His background is working with and managing challenging behaviour services. Ian has a passion for person centred approach and promoting independence.
Ian has been an operation manager and worked in case management however he says that his passion is the day to day work with service users and the teams that support them on some daily basses.
The team over all have over 50 years’ experience supporting people with learning disabilities and behavioural needs also personal care needs.
Most staff have completed NVQ/QCF training in Health & Social Care levels 2&3.
Promoting independence, employment opportunities and person centred transition plans for independent living.
Our service design is based upon the Government White Paper ‘Valuing People’ ensuring that we focus on such things as service user’s rights, inclusion, choice and independence. The service we offer maintains autonomy, attainment, respect, privacy, dignity, equality and diversity.
Our aim is to provide a stimulating environment with an emphasis on independent living. To work with individuals to achieve full independence wherever possible.
A fascinating experience for history-lover Thomas from Hedera House
Thomas, from Snodland, who ‘lives and breathes’ Britain’s historic palaces and castles was among the guests at our prestigious care industry reception at the House of Lords.
History’s Smartest Dressed Man - Thomas from Hedera House
Thomas Coleman’s personal invite to the House of Lords has pride of place on his bedside table at Hedera House. For Thomas, who lives and breathes British history, the chance to visit the Palace of Westminster was a dream come true.
Sisters doing it for themselves at Hedera House
The Taylor Report, published this week, sets out that “all work in the UK economy should be fair and decent with realistic scope for development and fulfilment” – hot on the heels of last month’s National Learning Disability Week which focused on raising awareness of the benefits of employing people with a learning disability.