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Restormel House

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

Type of Service: Restormel House is a registered service. It is a large 6 bedroom Victorian terraced property in central Plymouth and is only 10 minutes’ walk from Plymouth city and 5 minutes from the mainline Plymouth railway station offering good links to the rest of the country.

Vacancy: There are currently no vacancies at Restormel House.

Age Range: 18 – 40 years

Current Profile of Service: Restormel offers the people who live there a very person centred approach, which is tailored to the needs of the individual. Our staff are trained to support individuals with challenging behaviour through de-escalation techniques and behavioural management plans and strategies

Hours Provided: There is a registered manager, 24-hour staffing, specific 1:1 staffing as required, waking night and sleep-in staff

Focus of Service: Using a person centred approach the bespoke support provided, centres on individual need and focuses on developing independence, person-centred life skills, communication, social skills and choice.

    About the service
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    Meet the team
    Success Stories

    Restormel House is a large six bedroom Victorian terraced property in central Plymouth and is only ten minutes’ walk from Plymouth city centre, which boasts many places of interest, such as The Hoe and The Barbican both stooped in History. Within the city centre there are many shops, the Theatre Royal, cinemas, pubs and restaurants. The railway station is five minutes’ walk away, which offers good rail links to London, Cornwall and the rest of the country. Plymouth has a ferry port that provides regular services to France and Spain as well as the airport offering flights to destinations throughout the country.

    Person centred planning, review and awareness. Confidence and encouragement to make decisions, rights and responsibilities and promotion of access to local advocacy. Budgeting skills and weekly planning, daily living skills, including meal preparation, cooking and domestic skills. Assistance with personal care and encouragement to becoming more independent with self care. Choice and support to attend college/events/activities. Awareness of health promotion, health related conditions and specialist support to access professionals. Actively participate in community events through one to one sessions and planned events with other indivdiuals. Individuals are involved in the recruitment and selection of the staff that support them. Involvement in our quality checkers project. Medication self assessment programme – from understanding why a person takes medication right through to training and assessment to self medication. Road safety awareness and support programmes to enable greater independence in the community (with planned risk management). Support to participate in weekly health and safety, fire and first aid checks, as well as nightly security checks and keeping safe awareness. Participation in training and awareness workshops in relation to keeping safe, saying no to abuse, speaking out and recruitment

    Carla Robey the service manager at Restormel has 12 years of experience working with adults with learning disabilities, mental health, challenging behaviour and complex needs. Carla has NVQ level 3 in Health and Social care, she has attended trg for epilepsy, autism, advocacy, SHEALD, Sexual Health Training with Eddystone Trust, IOSH, Supervision Trg. She has also completed basic counselling skills and level one in counselling.

    The team including Carla have over 100 years experience between them, many of the staff have received specialist training in Autism, Epilepsy, Behaviours which Challenge, CPI, Mental Health Awareness, SHEALD (sexual harm exhibited by adults with learning disabilities), Sexuality and Relationships. A group of staff have recently had training from The Edystone trust to become CHIPs – Community HIV Information Practitioners. This is in addition to mandatory training. The Service has an additional Behaviour Support /PCP advisor employed on a part time basis who has many years of experience in both Children and Adult services. She supports both the staff and the service users to develop.

    Celebrating success in Plymouth for two of our service managers

    Two of our service managers in the Plymouth area are celebrating the successful completion of their leadership programme for registered managers.

    Our Devon services join together at Harbour for ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’

    All over the country the people who live or work at our supported living and residential services are coming together to take part in ‘Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight’ and raise funds in support of YoungMinds, which we recently announced as our charity of the year.

    Care newcomer ‘Nams’ making a difference at Restormel House

    Plymouth City Council’s ‘best newcomer to care’ award winner Enamul Hoque is helping transform the life of an individual with a learning disability to access the community and to gain more confidence.

    Douglas House bowled over by “Outstanding” rating

    Our team at Douglas House celebrated with a game of ten-pin bowling after hearing that the service they live and work in had been rated “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission.

    Contact Restormel House

    • 1a Restormel Terrace, Plymouth, PL4 6BL
    • 01752 267 489
    • 07734 538 160, 07734 538 161
    • 01752 267 489
    • Manager: Carla Dearing
    • Locality Manager: Sarah Ghent: 07885998287
    • Customer Relationship Manager: Amy Drew: 07912540425

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