About this service
Situated in Wood Green, North London, are two semi-detached houses situated next to each other. One has five and the other has four 4 single bedrooms, both arranged over 2 floors. The properties each have a garden, a shared kitchen and lounge. They also have the added benefit of being located close to local shops, amenities and good transport links. Individuals will hold their own tenancy with the Landlord.
What we offer
We adopt a whole person approach by working with the service user to take all areas of their life, that are important to them, into consideration. The service user can adopt a self management approach to managing their lives as they make plans in their own language and in their own words. We Offer:
Full inclusive needs support planning, care needs and risk assessments by a well trained staff team, experienced with working with adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health needs. Our aim to decrease 1:1 support hours as skills are further developed and greater independence gained where possible. Support is structured to ensure that the individual has the opportunity to access a full range of activities within the community e.g. football, cinema swimming and local clubs and where possible employment opportunities and access to local colleges.
Outreach support for those able to move on providing continuity of support.
Meet the team
Martin Swift has 22 years’ experience working with adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs as well as in supporting service users with Autism and other complex needs. He is a dedicated and highly-knowledgeable manager who retains a focus on delivering person-centred and recovery-based services through the promotion of social inclusion and user involvement. He is supported by an experienced and confident staff team; many have worked for Regard for over 5 years. The staff receive specialist training in Autism, mental health and challenging behaviour as part of their induction and on-going personal development at the service.
“The staff at the service demonstrate resourcefulness, a creative approach, an excellent use of community resources and a keen commitment to social integration. The house is a homely environment, where individuality, personal and communal space are all taken into account”
Care Manager of a service user currently living in this service.
“Our young adult daughter who has Aspergers has been living in a Regard house now for two years. The team who give her support are not only very professional but also kind and caring, and do their utmost to respect her independence, and to ensure she is living in a warm and friendly environment.”
Parent of a service user at Arcadian Gardens, Autumn 2013
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