Dawson Road is a nursing care home which provides care and support to 12 people with learning and physical disabilities. We also have experience of supporting people with epilepsy, PEG feeding, dementia and a range of other needs.
We support residents with the utmost dignity and respect and we’re committed to supporting people sensitively to maintain choice and independence.
We aim for our home to be friendly, fun and optimistic; ensuring that every day is a special with value and purpose for everyone.
Set in the residential area of Handsworth, Birmingham, the home is close to the high street, the library, church and the local park as well as the GP surgery.
Everyone we support is encouraged to take part in social activities both within the home and in the local area. We have adapted vehicles which we use to get out and about.
Most of our residents at Dawson Road are wheelchair users and the home is fully accessible to all. The home is made up of two bungalows, each with six bedrooms decorated to reflect our resident’s personalities.
We also have adapted bathrooms and other specialist equipment to meet the needs of people with physical disabilities.There is a large communal lounge and dining area, a spacious kitchen and a laundry room.
The home has a multi-sensory room where people can spend some quiet time and a sensory area has recently been developed in the garden.
The staff at Dawson Road are highly skilled and provide 24 hour nursing care. The staff team includes individuals who specialise in learning disability nursing, adult nursing and mental health nursing, giving a broad range of experience and knowledge.
The team have a combination of clinical knowledge, compassion, patience and understanding. Each memeber has undergone specialist training to help support and understand the specific challenges that certain conditions can present.
Our home will always have a first level nurse on duty who is supported by senior staff and support workers. There is a Registered Manager who works across the nursing homes in the area, supporting the nurses in their role.
Apart from the dedicated care team, we have an activities coordinator whose role is to facilitate a wide range of activities and to ensure that individuals’ hobbies and interests continue to be developed.
We also liaise with a range of health professionals to ensure that people are supported by the correct services.