The Mews is a purpose-built bungalow which provides a permanent residential service for four younger adults between the ages of 25 and 30. The people we support at The Mews have learning disabilities and physical disabilities; these may be multiple complex disabilities including an enduring health condition.
We support each individual to develop their independence, daily living skills and decision making skills in order for them to achieve the best possible outcomes. Food preparation is a favourite activity here and everyone takes part and learns new skills.
Everyone has a say in how the service is run, attending meetings and interviewing new staff. We also make sure people are involved in staff training and choosing menus and the décor of their bedrooms.
We ensure everyone is given the opportunity to take part in a range of activities and play a role in the local community. We make use of a local private hydropool, which gives everyone the chance to exercise in a fun, relaxed environment. We also visit a local stable and attend amateur dramatic performances. There are opportunities to attend college for courses such as numeracy, literacy, and cookery.
The service is wheelchair accessible and all bedrooms have ceiling tracking. The shared areas have been carefully designed to meet everyone’s needs, with features such as height adjustable tables and work surfaces. These facilities enable people to develop skills and build independence. There is a sensory room and a large garden.
Our staff are motivated and enthusiastic, and always think of the best interests of those who live at The Mews. We have good working relationships with other professionals and multidisciplinary teams, many of whom have commented on the warm atmosphere in our home.