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Uplands House

Specialism: Uplands House is a registered residential care home for 4 service users with learning disabilities or mental health needs plus additional complex needs. The service provides 24 hour care (including waking staff).

Details of Vacancy: There are currently no vacancies at Uplands House.

Type of Service: Residential.

Age Range: 18+

Current Profile of Service: Detached property with excellent views of the Ebbw Valley, close to local amenities. Service users are encouraged to become involved in all aspects of the home. Within the service there is a specialist sensory room and garden, along with a large kitchen which is accessible to service users to have the opportunity to develop domestic skills.

Hours Provided: Staff are on site across the 24 hour period.

Focus of Service: Fully trained and specialist staff team that is available 24 hours a day with vehicles available to access community resources. Key workers work alongside the individual to create person centred support plan and associated risk assessments. The team are trained with Active support to ensure that the person is supported to develop to their full potential.

People living at the home are treated with dignity and respect. When speaking of their experiences of living at the home, one person told us that they were ‘comfortable’ and ‘very happy here’ and ‘loved the food and their room’. They confirmed to us that they were able to exercise their rights and choices in all aspects of their daily life. We were told ‘I feel I have control’ and that they could ‘talk’ to the manager and staff about any issues they may have and felt that they were treated with dignity and respect by staff.

Care and social Services Inspectorate Wales, Inspector Report, 2016

About the service
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A detached property with single occupancy rooms, two of which are ground floor with en-suite facilities. A further two bedrooms on the first floor with separate shower and bath facilities. Access to a specialist sensory room and garden. Large kitchen which is accessible to service users to have the opportunity to develop domestic skills, comfortable TV lounge and further rooms available on the first floor for those that wish to have 1:1 support away from the sometimes busy communal areas. A large lawned garden to the front of the property and a patio area that is private and secure to the rear of the property.

Fully trained and specialist staff team that is available 24 hours a day (including waking night), vehicles available to access community resources, wet room en suite facilities to accommodate service users with mobility problems, opportunities to have annual holidays with staff support, key worker to work alongside the individual to create person centred support plans and associated risk assessments, team are trained with Active support to ensure that the person is supported to develop to their full potential.

The Uplands manager, Ann has worked in the care sector for 17 years attending numerous training courses to further her knowledge and experience in the field of Learning Disabilities. Previously Ann worked with people with learning disabilities with challenging behaviour and also past and present mental health problems in a number of community Group homes. Ann has completed her NVQ 4 Registered Managers Award. Staffing levels and experience: There is 1 Senior Support Worker, All support staff have either obtained or are working towards NVQ Level 2 or 3, or QCF L2. Specialist training has been completed in Autism, Epilepsy, Teachh, communication and challenging behaviour.

Face-painting, homemade cakes and family fun as Uplands House celebrate Care Home Open Day 

Last weekend, Uplands House opened their doors as part of National Care Home Open Day.

Uplands House throw a summer picnic during Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight for YoungMinds

Uplands House, one of our residential care services in Newbridge, enjoyed a ‘Big Picnic’ this summer to help support and raise money for YoungMinds; which is Regard’s voted charity of the year.

Uplands House brighten up their day with a trip to the sea front of Barry Island

As part of their planned activities the staff team at Uplands House, our residential care service in Newbridge, decided a day trip to the seafront of Barry Island is just what was needed to brighten up their day.

Uplands House and Cerrig Cornel turn purple for Epilepsy Action

Two of our Welsh services, Uplands House and Cerrig Cornel participated in Purple Day this year, to raise money for Epilepsy Action.

Fun day – Hawaiian party at Uplands

Service users at Uplands enjoyed a fun filled Hawaiian party; the day was a great success with lots of fun and games, namely pinnate, pin the tail on the donkey, best dressed competition and much more with prizes.

Maureen from Uplands goes to Austria – celebrates 50 years of the Sound of Music

Maureen, a service user at Uplands House, recently fulfilled one of her dreams of travelling to Austria to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sound of Music.

Maureen leads a busy life at Uplands

​Maureen, a service user at Uplands has a packed schedule with college courses, holidays and day trips.

Care Home Open Day 2018 – Linking Communities

Following on from the success of last year’s events, we are pleased to announce that many of our residential services will opening up their doors, once again, for National Care Home Open Day 2018.

Everyday feels like Christmas at Regard

For individuals who live at a group of residential care and supported living services for people with learning disabilities and mental health in Wales and the North West, the run-up to Christmas is proving to be a more exciting than ever this year.

A touching homage to sensory charity at The Uplands

Staff at our Uplands service have been inspired to create its own sensory room and garden for one of the people they care for.

Contact Uplands House

  • 6a The Uplands, Newbridge, Gwent, NP11 3RH
  • 01495 245 253
  • 07734 338 194
  • 01495 245 253
  • Service Manager: Ann Peebles
  • Locality Manager: Julie Davies 07885998254

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