Mannering Avenue is a purpose built home in Dumfries. We offer support for eight residents who have a primary diagnosis of a learning disability, and may have an underlying mental health diagnosis.
We encourage and support our residents to develop personal hobbies and interests, and to experience a range of activities with full support, both at home and in the local area.
Whatever our resident’s interests might be – horticulture, football, rambling or photography – the team work to enable the development of skills, whilst providing the safeguards necessary for their personal support needs.
The home is spacious, comfortably furnished to a high standard and wheelchair accessible.
All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and we encourage people to bring their own belongings and to decorate their rooms in the style they prefer.
Downstairs, the communal areas include an activity room and a large kitchen/dining room, which lead out onto the enclosed garden for relaxation, gardening or perhaps al-fresco dining.
We also have a training kitchen which provides the opportunity to be creative with food, or develop skills for more independent living, in a safe, and controlled environment.
Mannering Avenue is staffed to meet the needs of our residents. The service manager leads a team who provide both day and night support, and have received comprehensive training to equip them to meet the specific needs of the people we support.
The range includes: e-learning for statutory courses; vocational training – SVQ in Health and Social Care; Non-violent Crisis Intervention; and specialist knowledge, for instance, mental health and learning disability, or epilepsy. Support and super vision for staff are regularly provided.