Personalised care plans are developed with the Service User to ensure the individual’s needs are met promoting independence and personal development at the heart of a quality, flexible plan.
The Manager, Robin Mulford, is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as the Manager of Denehurst. Robin can be contacted at the Home and has the day to day responsibility for the running of the Home.
The Manager is supported by the group structure which includes learning disability specialists. Also employed at Denehurst are two senior members of staff and care staff who have an on-going program of training and development which enables them to plan and deliver the appropriate care to meet the individual needs of our Service Users.
Robin, as manager, is also responsible for financial matters at the home with the support of the Contemplation Care financial team at our head office which is based in Waterlooville.
Activities and the promotion of independence
We promote a wide range of activities which support the development of “life skills”, promote independence and are tailored to the individual’s aspirations.
The service has a small car for outings which can also be used for attending appointments. The Group has a mini bus which is used to take Service Users from Denehurst on day trips etc.
All domestic chores and cooking is undertaken by the staff, however residents are encouraged to participate as this is a great opportunity to build on life skill development .
The service promotes a homely environment which is tailored to each individual service user’s needs. The Home comprises 11 single bedrooms 7 of which are en-suite. There are 2 bathrooms one of which has a standard bath and the other has a walk in shower. There is a separate toilet.
The bedrooms are equipped and decorated to a high standard, however, Service Users are encouraged to personalise their rooms and the home in general.
As expected, all rooms meet current fire standards and regulations. All bedrooms, corridors and communal rooms are equipped with smoke alarms. Corridor doors have automatic fire doors fitted. Emergency lighting systems are in place and fire drills are carried out on a planned regular basis.
The Home has a communal lounge with separate dining area and a small conservatory overlooking the garden for Service Users and their families to use. The lounge is equipped with a television and the Service Users enjoy Sky TV facilities, a DVD player and a stereo.
There is a medium sized, well-established garden for the residents to enjoy during fine weather. The home is within a quiet residential road within walking distance of the High Street in the coastal town of New Milton.