Smithies Moor Lane provides 24 hour care and support to the clients who live here. The bungalow has 6 individual bedrooms and there is level or ramped access to all areas.
The service has been fitted with a variety of adaptations to meet people’s support needs including tracking, hoists and bathing equipment. There is a secure garden area to the rear of property with a seating area and flower beds, which some clients help to maintain.
Our aim is to provide accommodation that is a home rather than simply a house, by providing a supportive environment with a fully trained staff team who ensure that people are treated with dignity and respect at all times.
We encourage and support clients to make choices and decisions about their lives and provide person centred support to ensure each individuals hopes and aspirations are developed into reality wherever possible.
People are supported to lead active lives and to maintain and develop relationships with family and friends. The service has a vehicle, enabling clients to access community facilities and leisure activities.
Different activities that clients currently enjoy are hydrotherapy, shopping, dining out, cinema, parks, trampoline and day trips.
As we are a nursing home, there is a Registered Learning Disability Nurse on duty 24 hours a day, plus a team of support assistants who are trained to meet the needs of the individual clients.
Manager: Solmaz Bahadori
“R came to live at Smithies in February this year, when we came here everyone had time for a chat, they offered us a drink and were so welcoming.
We are so glad that we chose here, it’s smaller and R doesn’t ‘get lost’ because there are only five other people, it’s the same staff all the time so there is continuity. R seems settled here.
We used to come every day but one day when I said to R mum, “when are we going to see R?”, and she said “let’s leave it till tomorrow”, that’s when I knew we’d made the right decision. It really helps us when we come and see everyone else so happy too, there is a lot of comfort and homeliness.
Once we had taken R out and we were just up the road and R started to have a seizure in the car, we rung Smithies and within a few minutes someone had come to us to give us some help and support, you wouldn’t get that anywhere else.
Smithies is not a nursing home it’s a home that does nursing.”
Parents of client at Smithies Moor Lane