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Disability Services

This service provides residential and day care services to adults with learning disabilities.

Residential Service

Dr Giraldi Home is a residential facility for 14 adults Staffed 24hours per day and comprises units of:

  • Two individual flats accommodating one person in each flat
  • One supported living flat for 2 people
  • One multi occupancy flat for 6 people
  • A respite care flat that can accommodate up to three people for overnight stays in addition to providing an afternoon /evening sitting service

The service provides care and support based on the O’Brien 5 accomplishments of community living and aspires to provide a person centred approach to health and social care. Each service user is encouraged to be involved in the development of their own person centred care plan, designed to take care of their social needs, medical health, emotional and mental well-being. Dr Giraldi Home promotes choice, independence and social awareness skills, with an extensive activities programme to support service users to develop daily living skills to include budgets, menu planning, shopping, cooking and laundry skills. Staff also work with service users to encourage them to utilise local education and employment opportunities.

The day to day management of this service is the responsibility of the General Manager, supported by Qualified Nurses, Unit Managers, Care Workers and Auxiliary Staff. The Nurses assist and support the Manager in the 24hour administration of the home and its activities. Each flat is supervised by a Unit Manager with responsibilities to include ensuring the individual service user’s plan of care is carried out effectively, organising activities, leisure pursuits to include holidays and planning Staff rotas ensuring appropriate staffing levels are met. The Staff work in collaboration with social workers, general practitioners, service users and their families to promote the wellbeing of individual service users.

The Qualified Nurses are responsible for organising and implementing a programme of ‘in house’ training for Staff, to include the administration of medicines, manual handling, basic life support, conflict resolution and health and safety. The Nurse also provides Staff and service users with advice on promoting good health. Each resident is encouraged to be involved in the development of their own person centred care plan; designed to take care of their social needs, medical health, emotional and mental well-being. Regular coffee mornings are held for the families of respite care users to provide the opportunity share experiences and enabling a clear communication channel between Staff and families.

For further information contact the Care Agency on 200 78528

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