About the service
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.
What we offer
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.
Meet the team
Charlotte Hill the service manager is extremely passionate about neurological conditions and the rehabilitation and support needed following brain injury. She has an undergraduate degree in Criminal justice Studies, and also studied law and psychology at A-Level. Charlotte has great experience and knowledge of Livingstone Road, and the tenants, as she started there as a support worker in Feb 2013 and was accepted for the Manager’s post Jan 2018. Charlotte has 5 years of experience within the care sector and is working to educate and guide her team in order to 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 to reinforce rehabilitation- with a view of them needing less support as they progress.
A number of the staff have completed specialist training in areas such as Epilepsy with Buccal Midazolam and Diabetes management. Staff are able to incorporate this knowledge to the support they provide in the service.
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
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.
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