About this service
Portland Street is two joined houses with single rooms, five of which are en suite as well as a flat for two service users who are able to live a more independent life. There are another two ground floor rooms or service users with some mobility issues.
Portland Street is close to the railway and bus stations and town centre so is ideally situated for promoting independence with the service users. Many of our service users enjoy local walks and bus trips across the area.
The home is close to the local swimming pool and leisure centres where service users can be supported to use the facilities on offer including gyms, saunas and access to sports parks for more specific training. There is a vehicles to transport service users to appointments, home visits, leisure activities as well as voluntary work placements when public transport is not appropriate or available.
We are close to the north Norfolk coast (12miles from Hunstanton) and can take full advantage of local seaside resorts, coastal villages and nature reserves. We are very fortunate to have the use of a beach hut, situated in Old Hunstanton and so most weekends involve a trip to the coast for those who wish to take part.
What we offer
In line with the policy of Recovery and Social Inclusion, we help service users relearn the skills required for daily living in order for them to move towards increased independence and minimum support. As a result, we enable people to improve the quality of their lives and make positive changes in areas that are important to them, rather than just alleviating their symptoms. We are motivated to have a good quality of life here.
Meet the Team
Kieren Davies has been working within mental health for 3 years, working in schizophrenia, autism, dementia and behaviors that challenge as a support worker and senior support worker and before that completed his BA Hons Degree specialising in dramatherapy. Kieren has an in depth knowledge of the service user group.
The team at Portland Street strive to uphold the values of compassionate care, working hard and striving for excellence. We aim to promote wellbeing and independence for our service users. All staff have had training within mental health, schizophrenia, care planning, first aid and support/risk management. We pride ourselves by always working in a positive and friendly way at all times.
The team at Portland Street have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding the service as well as within social and health care. Portland Street support the local college with apprenticeship training for individuals interested in care and support work. A number of staff have completed specialist training in Mental Health, managing challenging behaviour, and support/risk management.
Quotes from our service users:
I feel safe and secure.
I can go all around the town and enjoy visiting the library and the local gym.
I attend different courses ranging from music, yoga, IT., confidence building, cooking, needlework and art.
I feel better since I moved here and now I am being supported to move on.
Golden chocolates help us to celebrate retaining Investors in People ‘gold’
Staff around The Regard Group have been celebrating achieving ‘Gold’ with golden chocolate and more than 30 winning tickets for ‘golden moments’.
‘The Zoo Who Comes to You’ visits Portland Street for Care Home Open Day
Last week, Portland Street, our residential service in King’s Lynn opened their doors as part of a nationwide Care Home Open Day event.
Sue, from Portland Street, ‘shows off’ her impressive cooking skills
Sue, from our Portland Street residential service in Kings Lynn, has become quite the culinary whizz with her impressive cooking skills.
Portland Street’s Keith triumphs over crowd phobia
With the traditional Christmas bustle all around, Keith from Portland Street who has schizophrenia is celebrating his success in having overcome a life-long fear of crowds.