On the 7th June Professor Martin Green launched the first of three ‘tiered’ community residential and supported living services with social enterprise based in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Precious Homes provide high quality, community based support and bespoke environments for adults and young people (16+ years) with autism spectrum condition, learning disabilities, mental health needs and behaviour which may be described as challenging.
Martin Green is the Chief Executive of Care England, a representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He joined Precious Homes’ team members, families, people supported and local health and social care professionals on the day to officially launch the exciting new residential service ‘Swan Court’.
At its entirety Precious Homes’ new development will comprise of a social enterprise called L’Ucelllo café and three main services: Swan Court, a residential service for 8 individuals; Falcon Mews, a Supported Living Plus service for 11 individuals and Robin’s View, a Supported Living Service for 7 individuals.
In his opening speech Professor Martin Green said: “What really stands out within this special organisation is that everyone buys into the values of caring – that is the definer that makes things very different here. Precious Homes are here to give people a really good life.
They are not here just to deliver a service but are here to enable people to live well. It’s so fantastic to see the quality of the environments but also to see the philosophy that underpins this – the quality of the care and support that is delivered, as well as the quality of the lives of the people who live in these services. I know this is going to be a fabulous home for people and I am really honoured to be here and wish the team tremendous success.”
Manager Paul Smedley, Senior Service Manager at Precious Homes said: “The Open Day was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our commitment and creativity towards driving forward high quality support and environments for people we support. A wide range of professionals across the health and social care spectrum as well as people supported and their families attended on the day. I would like to thank everyone for joining us. We look forward to really making this a home which people we support are proud to call their own.”
Greg Lapham, Chief Operating Officer, said: “Thank you to Professor Martin Green for attending on the day and supporting the launch of our new service in Birmingham. We have certainly raised the bar in terms of environment at Swan Court which really does not fit into traditional models of what a residential care home looks like. It is evident from feedback from the day that people are highly impressed with the care and support, environment and future plans for the services. Well done to the team.”