Hibernia is a 5-bed home located in Bursledon, Southampton where we support five young people, in their twenties, who have moved to the home after leaving education.
Hibernia offers a homely environment where individual skills and interests are actively encouraged. We provide individualised care and support to all people living in the home to assist them towards their independence.
The residents living at Hibernia enjoy a very active days and access to a variety of local facilities with high support including swimming, cycling, sensory room, horse riding, art, trampolining and cinema, and there is also a focus on on-going development of daily living skills.
The people we support at Hibernia require high levels of support every time they access the community.
The size of the staff team and the two service vehicles allow us to promote good levels of structured activities in the local area, while meeting individuals’ needs.
Hibernia has a very large garden, offering extensive outdoor space for the residents to enjoy.
Adaptations have been carried out within the home to ensure the individuals living in Hibernia are kept safe and can access all the facilities in the home. This includes ramp access from the home into the garden.
The home also offers lots of space indoors with large communal areas. One bedroom is located on the ground floor with a further three bedrooms upstairs.
All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and there is also a shared bathroom available on the first floor.
The staff at Hibernia are well-trained and skilled in working with people with autism, learning disabilities, epilepsy, challenging behaviour and complex needs.
The home uses Makaton and additional communication resources such as objects of reference and Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) to enhance better communication and understanding between staff and the people we support.
The staff regularly encourage individuals to make choices and build on their independence skills, as well as facilitating new experiences.