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Daleholme is a registered residential purpose built detached bungalow for adults with learning disabilities.

Service Description

Daleholme is situated in the small market town of Settle, North Yorkshire. There are several pubs and cafes as well as small shops. It’s rural location allows for some good local walking within the scenic countryside. The Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District are close by. Despite its rural location the local bus service is reasonable. The local train station is only 200 yards away and there is a taxi service in the area. A wheelchair adapted car is available at the home to ensure all clients are given the opportunity to enjoy all activities outside of the village.

Daleholme is a purpose built detached bungalow comprising a single bedroom for each client, two bathrooms, communal kitchen, dining area, a lounge and a conservatory. Clients are encouraged to personalise their room as they wish. Each bedroom has a single bed, wardrobe, easy chair, bedside locker and wash hand basin. Photographs, pictures and keepsakes make each room individual. The home is furnished and maintained to a high standard creating a warm and homely atmosphere. The home is situated in its own grounds, with a couple of maintained lawns and flower beds. There is a garden table with seating and a gazebo, allowing for time in the garden during good weather.

Aims and Objectives of the Service

At Daleholme the staff team will use person centred approaches to enable the people living in the home to maximise their independence, increase control over their lives, maintain their health and become part of their community. The service accomplishments will underpin the philosophy of care of the service we aim to provide. The staff team will ensure that Daleholme continues to be a pleasant comfortable home which seeks to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each person living in the house

What does the Service offer

The clients have 24-hour support in making decisions, undertaking personal care, cooking, cleaning, finance, medication, health monitoring and enjoying life. To enable clients to gain the most from life we encourage all forms of social/leisure interests, hobbies, family contact and friendships. We recognise that all clients are individuals and therefore have individual cultures, beliefs and religions. We support and encourage this through various means. This includes providing the appropriate staff to enable clients to maintain and promote their religious and cultural needs. This may involve seeking appropriate volunteers or widening staff knowledge/education or may include recruiting a more diverse ethnic team under the Equal Opportunities Act. We also ensure staff gender and actions are not intrusive on cultures and in respect of everyone’s belief.

We have staff that offer good quality food and are skilled at cooking ethnic, vegetarian, low fat and varied meals. We offer a wide range of dishes and can accommodate all requests. Clients are encouraged to choose meals. Meals with high nutritional value are encouraged. As much as possible client are encouraged to make their own meals or to be involved in the preparation. There are no set meal times; the client’s decide what time they want to eat, whether we all eat together or individually and where they want to eat.

Daleholme can accommodate both male and female clients and the gender of the staff team is proportionate to this, offering the most suitable care and support.

St. Anne’s requires all of their staff to undertake a comprehensive range of training which includes; Abuse Awareness, Communication, Values and Attitudes and much more. St. Anne’s training team is possibly one of the best in the area. Staff are encouraged to undertake the Diploma and the service offers training specific to the homes. The staff are required to undertake regular Manual Handling, Fire, Food Hygiene, Health and Safety, safeguarding adults, Medication, equality & diversity, Palliative Care, MCA and DOLS and Emergency Aid Training. We have a consistent workforce and all staff complete a full induction programme including aims, values, policies and procedures of the home. Additional training to meet clients' specific needs is undertaken e.g. Epilepsy, Autism, Swallowing Awareness ,makaton, Signing workshops and Intensive Interactive Therapy. 3 staff have completed NVQ level 3. Some staff have also completed end of life training and also mental health awareness courses. Staff have also had specific Positive Behaviour Support training.

Who should be referred to this service?

Daleholme can accommodate both male and female clients and the gender of the staff team is proportionate to this, offering the most suitable care and support.

The home can accommodate wheelchair users owing to the home’s layout with every room being on the ground floor.

There is a bath lift for those unable to get in and out of the bath independently and a shower room, which has easy access for those with physical disabilities.

There is also ceiling tracking in the bathroom.

Who can refer?

All admissions to Daleholme are planned in advance; the move is managed by a Social Services Social Care Assessor following a Community Care Assessment which will show this is a suitable place to live.

This will be a joint process involving the person wanted to move here, carers, the home manager and staff of Daleholme and other relevant people.

Contact Details

Home Manager:      Denise Jabbi

Email: denise.jabbi@st-annes.org.uk