Adults with Learning Difficulties

Forty4

44 Manor Rd

New Milton

Hampshire

BH25 5EW

Individualised and therapeutic care

At Contemplation Care we encourage all Service Users to lead a full and active life. To do this it is important that we, as a staff team, get to know the individual so that we are able to support them with their choices.

Personalised care plans are developed with all Service Users at the home. These are Service User led and  encompass a person centred approach in all aspects of their lives.

Each Service User is given the opportunity to work with a named key worker on the development of their plans and is given time to work towards reaching their aspirations with clear time scales set for review and reflection.

 

Activities and community access

The home is based in the small town of New Milton in the New Forest. The home is in close proximity to the railway station and is in walking distance from the town centre.

Throughout the week at Contemplation Care we encourage the Service Users to go out of the home and participate in local activities organised by other providers as well as ourselves.

Some of the other providers we are involved with are Brockenhurst College and Fusee House who are able to offer college courses and life skills development.

The home has its own transportation and is used by the Service Users to access the local area. This is arranged on a one to one basis or as a small group depending on individual choice.

There are many places of interest in the local area and some we have visited include Lyndhurst, Southampton, zoos, ten pin bowling and pub trips.

 

The staffing team

The staffing levels for the home are based upon the needs of the Service Users who live there.

The Manager, Mrs Laura Christian, has an NVQ level 4 qualification in Management and has worked for Contemplation Care for ten years. Prior to this Laura spent 20 years in the care industry supporting individuals with both physical and learning disabilities.

All staff appointed to work at the home complete a thorough induction programme which encompasses the philosophy of the home and our aims. We also provide a wide range of training to ensure that our staff are aware of the needs of the Service Users and have the skills to ensure they are able to fully support them.

Basic training includes:
Autism awareness
Safeguarding
First Aid
Fire and health and safety
NVQ 2 & 3
Infection control
Safe handling of medications
Moving and handling
MCA and DOLS
Conflict management
Epilepsy awareness
Food hygiene and nutrition

 

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Testimonials

  • Anne Atkins - Forty4

    "The summer barbeque at Forty4 was as usual a great success. To help, the weather was great. A great variety of food was served, all the staff were there to help, and as usual there was a great atmosphere. Must say thank you to all you that were involved, a nice afternoon out. Look forward to next year's."

    Forty4

  • JM's family - Forty4

    "To Laura, Joy, and the wonderful caring team who are looking after JM, we can't thank you enough for your dedicated support in his hour of need. We are so grateful for your loyalty, perseverance and kindness. THANK YOU from C, and JM's family xx"

    Forty4

  • Ann Atkins - Forty4

    "I could not ask for a better home for my brother to live in, the staff and manager are always very helpful and welcoming. He has never been happier than he is now. The whole family had massive support from every one in the last year while Malcolm was ill. All I can say is thank you to everyone at 44."

    Forty4