Our residential services are usually for individuals whose needs are complex, and that without positive intervention, community placements are difficult to maintain. This might be because the person is extremely vulnerable to exploitation or they pose a risk to themselves and/or to the community.
A three storey modern property, which is set in the town of Bridgwater, offering excellent access to community facilities. It offers individualised accommodation in contemporary self-contained flats for people who use the service.
A large three storey Victorian property separated into 6 flats. It is set in a residential area of Weston-super-Mare, opposite a large park, with easy access to the town centre.
A two storey Victorian property, which is in the heart of Weston-super-Mare town centre. It is set back from the seafront and close to all the amenities in the town. It offers domestic style shared accommodation and also contemporary self-contained flats.
Stewart Court provides residential accommodation and care that promotes mental and physical well-being for up to nine individuals with intellectual/learning disability, autism and mental health needs.
A two storey Victorian property, which is set above the town of Weston-super-Mare, offering fantastic views across the sea.
We aim to deliver a responsive and safe service that understands that each individual should have a clear pathway with a beginning, middle and exit. We believe that whilst outstanding residential care is necessary for some individuals, that a residential home should be seen as a ‘home for now’ and not a home for life. We will only provide residential services for as long as the individual requires this level of care and will always strive towards a care pathway that leads to greater inclusion and realistic independence.
We aim to provide a safe environment that is guided by principles of least restrictive practice, positive risk taking and good risk management. Each individual and their family will be placed at the centre of their own positive care support plan and we endeavor to work in partnership with all parties so that individuals feel heard and empowered to make positive choices.
Community access is key to the development of life skills and as such each individual will have a community access plan that is regularly reviewed. Staff encourage the people who use the service to become valued members of the community through recreational and vocational activities. Community escort levels are assessed and reviewed regularly. Individuals who use the service will be enabled to take part in a wide range of social activities including regular outings to shops, cinema, theatre, museums, local parks and public houses. Every effort will be given to enable individuals to participate in their chosen hobbies and interests.
We will facilitate individuals to attend college programmes to meet their education needs and wherever possible to enable them to find employment and to purposefully engage in appropriate daily activities.
Activities may include:
• Working on Activities of Daily Living Skills such as personal hygiene and domestic skills such as, cooking and cleaning
• Leisure and Social activities
• Access to college
• Access to vocational schemes
• Access to voluntary organisations and Advocacy Groups
CTS are fully aware of the influence staff will have on the service users’ care. As such, we have a duty to ensure that this is a positive influence. Our staff members are absolutely key to the atmosphere and approach in the service they work in. We aim to recruit staff who are motivated to work with individuals who may display behaviours described as challenging, and who have the right attitude and attributions about the people we provide a service to.
Training for staff is delivered to excellent standard which includes not just the mandatory requirements but also more specific training in PRT, PBS, Mental Health, Personality Disorder, Boundaries, Social Coaching and Pro-social modelling.