Dewsbury 2 (Birkdale Road)

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Mental Health Residential Services

Service Description

Birkdale Road is a home for five people, all are supported by a very dedicated team of five support workers.

The support workers provide 24 hour support and all staff are from various backgrounds and have many different qualities and skills to enhance the care package of each individual who live at Birkdale Road.

Birkdale Road is situated near local shops and transport to and from many towns including Dewsbury town centre.

Birkdale Road is very near local health centres and Dewsbury District hospital.

The home is staffed 24 hours a day and including manager and deputy at various times od day and evenings if needed.

Staff are trained in all areas mandatory to comply with CQC outcome standards and regulations. Some of these are: emergency aid, health and safety, food hygiene, positive behaviour support, person centred planning, manual handling, mental health awareness, mental capacity, DoLS and many more.

Over half of the staff have a diploma in health and social care,mental health certificate or equivalent in learning disabilities.

We have a allocated worker who is the dignity champion for the service.

Aims and Objectivites of Service

We aim to support clients to achieve a positive role within their community and to access and have opportunities that fulfill their dreamsaspirations.

We will support you to achieve all your goals in life at a pace and level that meets your needs as an individual.

Staff are experienced and trained in the use of the recovery star tool to help you have or achieve your independence in all areas of your life.

Empowerment to be in control of your life and your health and your support needs is of the greatest importance to staff at birkdale road and we ensure you your home is a safe and welcoming environment and you are consulted in everything about your life and home that is relevant to you.

What does your Service/Home offer?

  • Support with budget plans.
  • Support to book arrange and access day time activities and holidays with staff input and company if needed.
  • Increasing all daily living skills enabling you to take care of you self.
  • In house training in health and exerciseor access local sports centres and dieticians .
  • Fire training
  • Access to education leisure and work based services.
  • Days out holidays to where ever you choose (finance permitting).
  • Gardening projects within the home and with external agencies.
  • Structured plan of learning to look after yourself while living in a shared home, with a veiw of moving you on to a less supported accomadation.

Who should be referred to this service?

Clients with mental health as their main diagnosis.

Clients who are/ may be in need of nursing care or personal care.

Who can refer?

Social workers, CPN’S GP’S or a Psychiatrist.

Contact Details

Manager: Martin Slack


Coronavirus (Covid 19) Statement

Due to the exceptional circumstances due to the ongoing Coronavirus (also known as Covid 19) and the Government rules about self-isolating it is very important to reduce the risk of cross infection to all our Clients and staff teams. Our teams are working hard to support all our clients and are committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible.

This means that, in most circumstances, and in line with government information regarding self-isolation and staying at home there should be no visitors to any of our services.

We know, however, that this will be very distressing for some of our Clients.

Therefore, we are saying there must be no visitors to services unless there are exceptional circumstances and the visit is essential.

Before a visit can take place, this must be risk assessed by the manager considering government advice and the individual circumstances. Before setting off on any visit to your relative/friend please get in contact with St Anne’s staff to discuss your visit.

Our services are using all kinds of technology, including social media to make sure that the people we support can stay in touch with those important to them

St Anne’s has developed a visitors protocol to enable visits to begin again in North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Durham, Middlesbrough and Leeds care homes.

In line with Government & local Council Guidelines each Client may have one family member or other person who is close to them visit on a regular basis.

Decisions where visitors can go are being based on Individual Local Authority advice following Government guidelines.

This message will be updated regularly