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AGAPE HOMES

 

Residential Care Homes for adults with learning disabilities and adults with mental health problems

Residential Care


Agape Homes provide Residential Care as part of its services.


We provide residential care to adults with learning disabilities at and to clients with mental health problems at Agape Annexe.


Agape Homes aim to encourage and assist our clients, towards attaining the skills to progress onto more independent living within the community.

Aim

To provide a family environment where mutual care and support are encouraged, individuality and privacy are respected and a programme of self-growth and development is implemented.  Allowing a maximum attainment of growth, fulfilment and self-respect.

Objectives

• To assess prospective clients thoroughly through our initial assessment forms and pre-admission consultation visits to ensure the suitability of the services we provide to the needs of the prospective client and to ensure compatibility with the clients of Agape Homes especially those already resident at the house the prospective client would be moving into.


• To facilitate the construction of individual care plans for clients with member(s) of their family, Care Managers, placement authorities and other professionals to suit the needs and requirement of each individual client. These are tailored towards encouraging independence and are constantly reviewed and updated.


• To teach and encourage constructive lifestyle both physically and mentally, within and outside the home setting.


• To provide total care, encouragement and support  at the appropriate level required by individual client and to provide staff with appropriate training to facilitate this.


• To teach and guide with daily living skills and social skills towards the attainment of self confidence, improved self image and a higher level of independence.


• To co-ordinate day placements/activities, achieved through strong communication links with the providers, to encourage continuation of care and maximise constructive and developmental usage of time, with emphasis on the clients enjoying their lifestyles, forming relationships and developing their personal talents.


• To actively encourage progressive integration into the community through socia and leisure activities including swimming, local gym, dance classes, visits to local pubs, coffee shops and various places of interest, shopping and weekend day trips.


• To undertake daily informal one to one discussions to alleviate personal concerns, worries, fears and to detect possible problems at the initial stages and bring these to the attention of the relevant professionals.

 

• To provide all meals, refreshments, toiletries, washing and laundry materials and provision of assistance with laundry and ironing where required.


• To provide guidance with budgeting, control of finance and medication where required.

 

• Where necessary, to provide assistance with transportation to and from day placements within Kettering area.


• To provide staff and to subsidise holidays, national and abroad

 

One Stop Transition

Agape Homes also provide a One Stop Transition Programme.


History

With the success of Agape Homes in providing residential care to adults with learning disabilities and adults with mental health problems since 1994, the management in consultation with other professionals believe that there should be a one-stop service provision for clients moving from hospital or full time care provision into independent living in the community.

Agape Transition Homes aim to provide a “one-stop” service by providing a homely environment where assessment, complete person centred  care plan development, personal and skill development, accurate personal budgets, “test drive”, procurement of accommodation, care staff and day/work placement can be achieved, thus ensuring that the transition from hospital or full time care to community living is achieved with minimum discomfort to the customer.

Aim

We aim to provide a conducive environment with care and support during the transition period for customers progressing into community living. To facilitate thorough assessments of customer’s care requirements thus facilitating accurate and workable personal budgets. To provide a safe environment for customers to “test” their care plans and personal budget prior to moving into their own accommodation. To assist customers with procuring accommodation within the community. To provide care and support to customers during their initial settling in period in their new accommodation and to assist customers in procuring staff to meet their care and support needs in accordance to their person centred care plans in their own accommodation. Thus ensuring that individuality and privacy are respected and a programme of self-growth and development is encouraged and implemented, allowing a maximum attainment of growth, fulfilment and self-respect.

Objectives

to provide a homely and comfortable accommodation, for adults with learning disabilities and adults with past or present mental health problems, irrespective of age, race or sex, during the period of transition to more independent living in the community

•to thoroughly and fully assess the care requirement of each customer and develop with the customer and other agencies a complete person centred care plan incorporating all aspects of the care needs of the customer.

•to assist with the development of an accurate and workable personal budget for each customer to ensure that all their care needs are met within the personal budget.

•to provide care, encouragement and support at the appropriate level required by each individual customer during the transition period

•to teach and guide with daily living skills and social skills towards the attainment of self-confidence, improved self-image and a higher level of independence during the transition period

•to encourage continuation of care and maximise constructive and developmental usage of time, with emphasis on the customer enjoying their lifestyles, forming relationships and developing their personal talents.

•to actively encourage progressive integration into the community through social and leisure activities.

•to provide guidance with budgeting, control of finance and medication where required.

•to provide a safe environment for customers to assess the adequacy of their person centred care plans and personal budgets thus ensuring that they would fulfil the care requirements of the customer. The customer’s person centred care plan and personal budget would be regularly reviewed during the “test” period and updated where there are deficiencies found.

•To assist customers in procuring suitable accommodation in the community and provide care and support during the initial settling in period. To also assist customers in procuring experienced staff for their continued care in the community in accordance with their person centred care plans and in their own accommodation.

•To provide customers with assistance with day care, day placement, work placement and employment as required.

•to provide meals, refreshments, toiletries, washing and laundry materials and provision of assistance with laundry and ironing where required during the transition period. Where necessary, to provide assistance with arranging transportation within the Kettering area.

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