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Our Services | Learning Disabilities | Calderdale | Aachen Brook Respite and Nursing Service

Aachen Brook Respite and Nursing Service

Aachen Brook is a learning disabilities service. It is situated in a village called Luddendenfoot near to Halifax Town Centre.

Service Description

Aachen Brook provides nursing care for 4 people, and also offers 2 respite beds for adults with physical and learning disabilities. There are 6 rooms in total, all with en suite facilities.

Aachen Brook is a single storey building which accommodates wheelchairs, and also facilitates electronic door openings.

Aachen Brook offers the facility to access the community for those who choose to use respite, and for those who choose to stay at the service and use our facilitates, or continue to access day services.

Aims and Objectivities of Service

Aachen Brook aims to provide nursing care, for all whom use the service, but the service enables all to be as independent as possible whilst providing highly trained and knowledgeable skilled staff.

Aachen Brook is a 24/7, 365 day a year service with nurse cover at all times.

What does your Service/Home offer?

Aachen Brook promotes:

  • Dignity, independence, choice and inclusion for all.
  • Person centred approaches.
  • Assessments of individuals needs are continually evaluated to ensure the effectiveness of agreed approaches whilst using the service.
  • Aachen Brook also work closely with Calderdale, CCG and contracts, to ensure a quality and effective service for those who live there or choose to use the service.
  • Aachen Brook also have Dementia, Infection Control and Dignity Champions.

Aachen Brook offer various options to gain feedback from all who live at the service, access the service or have connections with the service.  Feedback states that the Aachen Brook has a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and endeavours to offer a home from home service where applicable. Aachen Brook employs staff who are striving towards progressing with the service for all the people who live there and access the service.

Once an individual has accessed the service, the team provide a summary of the individual stays which includes what they have done during their stay.

Aachen Brook provides a newsletter with various information included and this is circulated 3 times through out the year. All money raised goes back into Aachen Brook so each person that lives or access the service benefits from items purchased.

Aachen Brook endeavour to offer various themed fund raising events throughout the year, which all are encouraged to contribute and participate in.

Aachen Brook offers coffee mornings and parent/carer meetings regularly. These are held at the service to enable people to have communication with each other and the manager of the service.

At Aachen Brook, a wide range of activities including cooking, arts and crafts, sensory sessions and themed events are offered to clients.  The service has access to a computer and telephones should individuals wish to use them. There is a Snoezelen room and a highly technical hydro therapy pool which individuals can access.  Aachen Brook has a spacious garden with decking which can be easily accessed. The staff will support individuals to enjoy social activities out in the community and have use of a mini bus to enable guests to do this.

Who should be referred to this service?

Anyone who lives within Calderdale, and has a learning and/or physical disability and/or complex health need.

Who can refer?

Calderdale MBC, or equivalent to the local authority, or any professional in the local area.

Contact Details

Name:                 David Blondin

Job Title:           Manager

Email:                 david.blondin@st-annes.org.uk

Contact Number:       01422 886844 or 07966439137