At Oakwood House we recognise the difficulties one may have and the service we provide promotes equality and inclusion. We use a wide range of techniques and approaches in the care and support of our residents to optimise their individual abilities. We provide specialised services for our residents which include:
Support and develop new Independent Living Skills
By drafting and implementing dedicated ‘User Led’ care plans, and taking on board individual’s goals and aspirations, we support residents to develop and maintain independent living skills within the home. We aim to follow key dynamics including ‘Personalisation’ and new valuing the person’ as well as fully knowledge of the Mental Health legislations and practices.
Person Centred Planning and Health Action Planning
With the changing times we promote and encourage individuals to ‘make decisions and ‘take charge in their daily lives.’ With the use of Health action plans we can use these alongside CPAs to ensure each individual’s Mental Health wellbeing is monitored closely and carefully.
Community Access and Presence
We believe in ‘social inclusion’ at every given opportunity. We encourage our residents to be involved within the community to ensure they are living as fulfilling and normal life as possible. Our connections with various social organisations give residents the choice to join specialist dating and friendship groups or attend social events. This results in increased access to education and employment opportunities. We also support service user requests to ensure they do not feel isolated, opening up venues where they can relate to others.
At Oakwood House we acknowledge the difficulties individuals with Mental Health come across. We work closely with specialist teams to breakdown the communication barrier plus the emotional difficulties and provide the necessary tools to assist with coping, managing and development. We also have specialist staff of the highest calibre to support our residents.
Person Centred Active Support (PCAS) and Mental Health Awareness
All our staff have the in PCAS which a specialised practice. If residents have difficulties in communicating their tasks we support them to learn and perform everyday tasks with simple but direct contact to encourage a steady and beneficial learning curve.
We follow the most up-to-date practices and legislation: ‘putting people first’ is one of our key directives. We closely monitor the changes that are put into practice, therefore ensuring our support for each individual and monitor any changes related to them, therefore ensuring our care is always delivered to an excellent standard. As an aspiration to become a reliable and trusted service we understand how difficult Mental Health can be and the issues surrounding individuals. Therefore we have a strong background in known Mental Health conditions.