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Acquired Brain Injury Service - Livingstone Road

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Specialism: Supported Living Service in Gillingham, Kent supporting adults with a traumatic or non-traumatic Acquired Brain Injury and varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavioural and emotional difficulties.

Details of Vacancies: There is a ground floor room available at Livingstone Road.

Type of Service; 24-hour supported living service.

Age Range: 21 +

Current Profile of Service: Livingstone Road can accommodate nine people on three floors with shared communal space.

Hours Provided: The service has both a waking and sleep-in night member of staff and background staff during the day. Individuals are assessed for 1:1 hours.

Focus of Service: We provide a stepping stone for individuals to move towards a more independent life following post-acute rehabilitation where possible and desired by the individual. Our aim is to support individuals to achieve their goals, participate in meaningful activities and become more self-sufficient, building on their skills. We can continue with previously established rehabilitation goals and strategies or, where required, adjust these or develop new ones.

About the service
What we offer
Meet the team
Success Stories

The property has 9 single rooms arranged over 3 floors together with shared communal space to include kitchen, lounge and dining room. There is medium size garden to the rear of the property.

The property is centrally located in Gillingham with its wide range of community facilities, amenities and good transport links.

A track record of providing a successful rehabilitation pathway.

24 hour shared support including a waking night member of staff

1:1 identified support which will vary from person to person and are based on assessed skills and needs.

Full inclusive support planning, care needs and risk assessments are completed by staff experienced in working with individuals with an ABI

Continuity, consistency of support and outcome focused approach with regular multidisciplinary reviews

Support of internal and external professionals such as Occupational Therapy and Neuropsychology.

Epilepsy Monitoring System.

We aim to decrease 1:1 support hours as skills and abilities are further developed and greater independence is gained where possible.

An energetic and enthusiastic trained staff team. We able to respond quickly and aim to assess within 48 hours of receiving an enquiry/referral.

Outreach support for those able to move on providing continuity of support.

Mary Nkwo leads the team at Livingstone Road and has over twenty years experience in the health and social care sector. Mary has worked with various service user groups - mainly learning disabilities, autism and mental health. Mary studied communications to higher national diploma level at the polytechnic.

She has NVQ4 and registered managers award in health and social care and ILM in management. Mary is very passionate about people and making a difference to people’s lives and keen to promote this at Livingstone.

Mary is working to guide her team in order develop an excellent service for the people she supports.

The team at Livingstone have various experience within the care sector. The team are motivated to engage the people they support at the service with daily activities and reinforce rehabilitation with a view of them needing less support as they progress.

Mark says “I don’t remember what I was like before now, but what I can say is that I can see that there is improvement in myself, from when I was first recovering. I am very grateful for all of the support I have receive here. I could have been somewhere like Uganda, where it would be very different from here. There would be very little to no care for me there- it’s amazing.

I am happy to be at Livingstone Road, because of the level of care I get and I do feel comfortable here. At first I was not able to cook but now- with some support from staff I can cook a whole meal.

I feel safe and secure being here, I like the food, the level of support and I feel that I can talk to the staff effectively about anything that is bothering me.”

Service Manager Charlotte says “Since coming to Livingstone Road, Mark has become a regular visitor to Headway and also a local fortnightly games and coffee morning in the community. His confidence grows every day with regards to walking. He thoroughly enjoys winning scrabble and chess almost on a daily basis against staff- Brilliant to see what can be done with sheer determination and team work”

*Mark’s name has been changed to protect the individual’s privacy

Animal fun at Livingstone Road

The people we support at Livingstone Road recently enjoyed a fun, interactive ‘animal experience’, with visits from a range of animals including a chinchilla, snake, meerkat, hedgehog and chameleon.

A visit from some fury friends at Livingstone Road

At our Acquired Brain Injury service Livingstone Road, Gillingham, some fury friends have recently started coming to visit.

David from Livingstone Road volunteers his time at a food bank to help others

David, who is supported by our Livingstone Road Acquired Brain Injury service in Gillingham has recently been using his time to help others.

Livingstone Road celebrate Halloween 2018!

At Livingstone Road, our Acquired Brain Injury supported living service in Gillingham, everyone got involved in celebrating Halloween.

Livingston Road fundraises for Epilepsy Day

The Team at Livingston Road recently held an Epilepsy fundraiser for Epilepsy Day, raising a total of £150.

Wren Park and Livingstone Road join forces to hold charity coffee morning

Following on from the great success of a joint picnic between the ‘sibling services’ Wren Park and Livingstone Road the two services decided to join forces again, this time raising money for Macmillan Cancer Research with a coffee morning.

The ‘Sibling Services’ join together for Regard’s Big Picnic Fortnight

Heather Jupp is the Service Manager at both Wren Park and Livingstone Road our acquired brain injury services.

Successful art show reunites Paul, from Livingstone Road, with his daughter

In a wonderful turn of events, Paul’s daughter recognised her Dad in photos of his art show on social media.

Truly life-changing support at Livingstone Road

Neill, who is shortly moving out of our Livingstone Road ABI service, told us about how the support of the team has enabled him to get his own flat in London – which he felt would have been unimaginable for him, just a year ago.

Heather and Caroline go over the edge for Headway

Heather Jupp, the service manager at our Livingstone Road supported living service in Kent, planned a freefall abseil to raise money for Headway.

Livingstone Road raise money and awareness of the needs of people with brain injuries

Five staff and a service user from Livingstone Road are walking to raise money and awareness of the needs of people with brain injuries.

Livingstone Road’s one-man show for Headway

Paul, who is making the slow recovery back from a brain injury following a fall in 2007, is holding his second one-man show at a community centre in Gillingham.

Livingstone Road staff Walk raises money for brain injury charity

Four people who support people with brain injuries in Gillingham, Kent and a man who is recovering from an injury took part in a 5 kilometre charity walk that has so far raised over £500.

Livingstone Road’s Tony enters The Voice

A man recovering from two separate brain injuries, who lives at our specialist supported living service in Gillingham, is preparing to audition for the BBC talent show The Voice.

We are excited to have four finalists at the National Care Awards 2016

Our staff are getting their posh frocks and suits out for a gala awards evening in London on 25 November, with four of the organisation’s nominees shortlisted in various categories.

Investors in People Gold tea party celebrations at Livingstone Road

We were delighted to learn that we have been awarded the prestigious Gold Investors In People standard and decided to celebrate by holding a company-wide ‘Gold Tea Party’ in all of our Regard services on 30th September.

Livingstone Road service success

Livingstone Road helps people recover from acquired brain injuries and has seen successful outcomes for a number of people in recent months.

“Believe in yourself and you can make it,” says Livingstone Road service user, Tim

A 54 year old man Gillingham man is living an independent life in his own flat after making a miraculous recovery following a traumatic head injury.

Wren Park and Livingstone Road help Lascelle’s to find a home from home

Fifteen years after a horrific attack that left him with brain damage Lascelles Daley is now living an independent life in a home of his own in Surrey.

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Contact Acquired Brain Injury Service - Livingstone Road

  • 01634 322 010
  • 07885998249
  • Service Manager: Mary Nkwo
  • Regional Manager: Charmaine Williams: 07986 105 085
  • Area Manager: Victoria Hodgson: 07734538156

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