The residents who live at Cloverdale have a range of needs including autistic tendencies, epilepsy, selective mutism, Smith Magenis Syndrome, acquired brain injury, and communication difficulties.
Everyone at Cloverdale is supported and encouraged to make their choices, attend activities which they are interested in and enjoy themselves.
They particularly enjoy day trips to attractions such as Bird World, Marwell Zoo, Thorpe Park, Sea Life Centre, Arundel Castle and various beaches. They also enjoy going shopping, being out for a drink or meal, library visits, going to the cinema, playing bowling, swimming, horse-riding, trampolining and various other activities coordinated by our internal activities co-ordinator.
One of the residents goes to college and enjoys her sports and dancing course.
Residents also take part in baking, gardening and sometimes watch films and get involved in arts and crafts at home. We have a massage therapist who comes in once a month to give our residents aromatherapy and podiatry. There is also another professional who comes in once a week that can give Indian head massage.
Cloverdale is a detached house in Alton, set back from the road. The home has a lovely garden with unique features and is in a quiet area yet within a short walk of a local shop, park and gym.
Cloverdale has a large open plan lounge/dining room and small conservatory to the rear, with a spacious kitchen and separate laundry area. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor and a further two on the first floor.
There is also a shower wet room downstairs and a bathroom on the first floor.
The staff at Cloverdale takes a person-centre approach. Staff receives specialised training which is tailored to the needs of our residents. This could include MAKATON, learning disability awareness, acquired brain injury training, epilepsy and administration of Buccal Midazolam, autism, MAPA and stoma care. The home promotes the usage of MAKATON and pictorial skills to support communication.
A number of staff members have completed their NVQ for Social Care.
The home manager has a number of years’ experience working in the Health Care sector including supporting individuals with a learning disability, mental health needs and complex needs.