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Ivers House

Space Available - 08008400313

Specialism: Learning Disability with a specialist understanding around autism. Staff use PECS and Somerset’s Total Communication System.

Details of Vacancy: Ground floor bedroom in a four bed female only bungalow.

Type of Service: Residential service.

Age Range 18+

Current Profile of Service: 1 main house, 4 bungalows. 3 acre site with small farm.

Hours Provided: Each service has a dedicated staff team during the day alongside waking night staff support. Individuals are assessed with any 1:1 hours detailed around need and identified outcome.

Focus of Service: Ivers House places great emphasis on total communication for non-verbal service users. Service users are involved in a day programme tailored to their individual needs. Facilities on-site include an internet/computer suite, a kitchen for cookery lessons and healthy living groups along with arts, crafts and a drama room. Animal care and horticultural departments are located on Ivers’ three-acre grounds.


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Most of the rooms at Ivers are much larger than average and those within the bungalows have been designed as bedsits. Communal rooms in the main house include a lounge, dining room and activity/games room. Two of the rooms can be combined into one for larger functions.

Service users visit the village of Marnhull, which is within walking distance of the home, to use shops and pubs. They also travel to the larger towns of Shaftesbury, which is around six miles away, and Yeovil, which is 16 miles away. The nearest train stations are at Templecombe and Gillingham, Dorset. Bus services are limited but the home has a number of vehicles.

We will develop an individually designed support package to include assistance in activities to develop and maintain independence. Ivers has a philosophy of person centered support, giving choice, independence, and encouragement enabling the service users to develop and maintain skills to give them the freedom to be as independent as possible, to reach their potential and fulfill their dreams. Supporting new opportunities for achievement with informed choices and managed risks so that there is a continuous path of progress within the community.

Ivers has a significant presence in the community and some service users are involved in vocational work locally, including recycling projects, tending the gardens of the doctor’s surgery and working in charity shops and a garden centre.

Ivers has an established team of over 60 staff. Many have been in post for over 10 years and hold teaching qualifications to include training staff and supporting residents within our popular day activities programme. Staff support residents with on site activities within our farm environment and off site activities in the community. Support staff hold NVQ levels 2 and 3 amongst many specialist certificates such as Buccal.

Ivers House’s party is big hit with staff and the people they support

Recently, Ivers House, our residential service in Marnhull organised an Easter disco for the people that they support.

Ivers House Yoga classes help the people we support to relax

Ivers House, our residential service in Marnhull have been running yoga classes twice a month for the people they support.

Parrots, snakes and shooting stars – Ivers House residents go to Devon

Staff at Ivers House decided to organise a fun-filled weekend break in Devon for the people they support at the service.

Ben’s successful transition from school to Ivers House

Ben came to Regard from school in Wiltshire. This is the story of his move, written by his mother, Isobel.

Ivers house first aid training is a success with staff and service users

Ivers house teamed up with Stourcastle day centre and Lisa (Independent Trainer) to provide first aid training for the people we support.

Music laser ‘beamz’ a hit with service users at Ivers House

Gina (the service Manager at Ivers House) recently purchased a ‘Beamz’ machine for all the service users.

So many stars at Ivers House

Care worker Jo Stone is being hailed as a ‘star’ by the manager at the Dorset residential home where she works because of the transformation she has brought about – in her own time – to the gardens of Ivers House.

Caring for Judy’s best interests at Ivers House

The staff team at Ivers House have been praised for the outstanding support they provided at a difficult time in the life of one of the individuals we support.

New job for the new year at Ivers House

Gina, Manager at Ivers House is appealing to local people considering a new job for the New Year to think about opportunities in the care sector.

Ivers House Wear it Pink for Cancer Research

​Ivers House staff and service users have been busy fundraising at a Wear it Pink event in the local village hall. Gina Markham,

Contact Ivers House

  • Hains Lane, Marnhull, Dorset DT10 1JU
  • 01258 820164 / 821284
  • 01258 820258
  • Manager: Christine Harris
  • Locality Manager: Neil Cole - Tel: 07525951066

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