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Shelden Drive

Specialism: Supported living for people with learning disabilities with a focus on developing further independent skills and meeting outcome-focused goals.

Details of vacancies: There are currently no vacancies.

Type of Service: Supported Living

Age Range of individuals who live there: 30 years

Current profile of service: Shelden Drive is a detached bungalow in a quiet cul-de-sac in Rainham. The Bungalow provides accommodation for 4 individuals. The home is a short walk to local shops and Rainham Centre. Shelden Drive is close to local amenities and has good links to public transport. The vacancy is on the ground floor where there are two further bedrooms. Each individual tenant has their own room with access to communal living on the ground floor. and The home has an established and secure garden.

The focus of the service: The service is ideal for people with learning disabilities who are ready to take the next step towards independent living, either from residential care or the family home. Promoting independence, employment opportunities and person-centred transition plans for independent living.

Hours provided: Staff are available 24 hours a day including a sleep in night staff member. This service would suit people moving from residential care or their family home.

About this service
What we offer
Meet the team

Shelden Drive is a lovely five bedroom detached bungalow set in the heart of Rainham. This property has a multitude of community facilities very close-by, including supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, leisure centres, and many more. The home has excellent rail and roads links; the railway station and bus stops are within easy walking distance, providing excellent access to other towns and shopping centres nearby. Plus good links to London and the coast.

On the ground floor there are three bedrooms, spacious lounge, kitchen bathroom and separate, toilet. All bedrooms are decorated to personal taste and requirements. The large garden is enjoyed by all as a hub of social activity during the summer months.

The first floor houses a charming individual studio flat which consists of a large bedroom with built-in cupboard space, its own bathroom with overhead shower and a small kitchenette. This is an excellent resource for tenants who are in the process of preparing for a move onto independent living.

  • High quality support which is tailored to reflect individual need. This is achieved through our ‘Outcome Focused Person Centered Plans’ and we closely follow the Government’s ‘Valuing People’ criteria which ensures that we respect tenant’s rights, inclusion, choice, and independence at all times.
  • 24 hours a day shared support; which currently includes sleep-in support. 1:1 support for specific identified assessed needs. We can evidence reduction in 1:1 support hours as tenants gain new skills and greater independence.
  • Support is structured to ensure that the individual has the opportunity to access a full range of social activities within the community e.g. football, cinema swimming and local clubs and where possible employment opportunities and access to local colleges.
  • A well motivated and enthusiastic trained staff team, trained in NVQ, Supported Living, Epilepsy and all the core mandatory training requirements. Specialist training will be provided to meet individual assessed need if required. Support individuals in accessing appointments with all health care professionals. We have positive working relationships with local housing department, health professional from community learning disability teams and families. We provide outreach support for tenants now living locally in the community (whom once lived at Shelden Drive).

Ian Christie has a Level 5 Diploma in Care management. He has 16 years experience within care services. His background is working with and managing challenging behaviour services. Ian has a passion for person centred approach and promoting independence.Ian has been an operation manager and worked in case management however he says that his passion is the day to day work with service users and the teams that support them on some daily basses.

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Contact Shelden Drive

  • 01634 231 152
  • 07734 538 174
  • 01634 231 152
  • Manager: Ian Christie
  • Locality Manager: Charmaine Williams 07986105085
  • Area Manager: Victoria Hodgson 07734538156

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