Care provider Heathcotes Group has opened a new specialist services in Lutterworth, near Leicester, for adults with learning disabilities, mental illness and associated complex needs.
Lutterworth View provides eight en-suite bedrooms and 24-hour support from a team of experienced care workers. The facility will employ 16 full-time care staff, all trained in practices which help to maintain a positive influence on service users and minimise the level and frequency of challenging behaviour. The service will aim to help residents to achieve a transition into a more independent setting, where appropriate, as well as provide a permanent placement for other individuals who may never be able to live fully independently.
Heathcotes Managing Director, Brendan Kelly, said:
“Heathcotes Group significantly expanded our estate last year with the opening of eight new services across the UK, including our first specialist service for children. The opening of Lutterworth View marks the start of our next phase of expansion in 2018. In line with the Transforming Care agenda, our services are often utilised as an intermediary between hospital and supported living –Lutterworth View certainly fits that model and we will be accommodating individuals who may have spent long periods in a hospital setting or may have additional complex needs, including sensory impairments and communication difficulties.”
All staff atNew care services open in Lutterworth are trained in NAPPI (Non Abusive Physical and Psychological Interventions) which is particularly effective when working with individuals who sometimes engage in challenging behaviour. With Leicester College’s Freemen’s Park Campus a short distance away, service users have the opportunity to develop new skills.
Completed in January, the Lutterworth View property was designed by Heathcotes’ in-house architectural consultancy, JDS Design, and built by contractors John Ryan Developments Ltd. The accommodation also includes two communal lounges, kitchen and dining area, en-suite bedrooms, a shared bathroom providing disabled access on ground floor as well as large outside space with a lawned area.