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Drake House

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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: Drake House is a supported living service based 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: One ground floor and one first floor, en-suite room available

Age Range: 18 – 40 years

Current Profile of Service: Drake House 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: Staff are on site throughout the day and night with packages based on individual need.

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
What we offer
Meet the team
Success Stories

Drake House is 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. 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

Karen Solt the Service Manager is qualified to LDAF Level 4; Management of Learning Disability Services and is currently studying for QCF Level 5. She has 17 years’ management experience and has worked with Adults and Children with mild to severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour since 1999. She trains support staff in Proact Scipr and regularly attends training workshops to update and build upon skills.The staff team are available to support service users as much or as little as they require to live within their own homes in the local community. A training program covering statutory training requirements is ongoing. All staff employed by the service have either gained National Vocational Qualifications in Health and Social Care at Levels 2 and 3 and Level 5 for Managers. Staff members are provided additional support through monthly supervisions and monthly team meetings.

Our Drake House service feels like a home

We recently wrote about our Drake House service in Plymouth, where the first ladies to move into the new service had been heavily involved in the process and designing of their new home.

Triple award success for our services at the ‘Celebrating Excellence in Care’ Plymouth 2018 awards

Last week, representatives from our South and South West region attended Plymouth’s Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards.

Change for the better at Drake House

Being involved in planning the décor and furnishings of their new home has been the key to a stress-free relocation for three Plymouth women with learning disabilities and mental health issues.

Contact Drake House

  • 01752269538
  • Team Leader - Kelly Lloyd
  • Locality Manager: Sarah Ghent 07885 998287

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