Rivelin House is a nursing service which provides care and support to eight individuals with a learning disability, brain injury, physical disability and associated complex needs.
The people living here cover a varied age group and all have very different needs. These include epilepsy, autism, dementia, PKU, sleep apnoea, challenging behaviour and physical needs. Each person’s needs are specifically met through training, care plans and a person-centred approach. Everyone receives support from social and healthcare professionals, as needed.
The people we support are encouraged to take part in a variety of activities. Our residents are also given the choice of going on an annual holiday, either individually or as part of a group.
Our home is situated in Shiregreen in Sheffield, a short walk from shops and local facilities. The Sheffield area offers many opportunities for activities, including bowling, football, going to the cinema, theatres and pubs and visiting local attractions such as Heeley City Farm, Beauchief Abbey and Magna Science Adventure Centre.
Rotherham, Doncaster and Barnsley are all just a short drive away, providing even more opportunities to access community-based activities. There are also various education opportunities available in the Sheffield area, offering many different courses.
Our home is adapted to meet the needs of all the people who live here. It is colourful and decorated in a way to make it feel welcoming, warm and homely. All the bedrooms have an en-suite shower rooms and modern furnishings and decor, which can be changed to suit an individual’s personal style, interests, hobbies and favourite colours. There is overhead tracking in six of the eight rooms, to assist people who have difficulties with getting in and out of the bath or onto the bed. We have spacious shared areas, including a dining area, a lounge/music room and a large kitchen.
We also have a self-contained flat with its own kitchen, a living/dining area and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. The flat has a private garden, as well as access to the communal garden, which has a decked area suitable for wheelchair users.
We have a nurse manager who has over eight years’ experience in the learning disability field, as well as a nurse team comprising of learning disability, mental health & general nursing trained staff.