Currently, fees start at £974.99 which is 3 hours core, each service user is assessed individually to determine their needs, and from this assessment, we can tailor the level of service and ascertain the correct costing, and any 1 to 1 hours that they may need.
Ashamber House is a six-bed rehabilitative care home for mentally ill adults; we provide a warm and homely environment where service users can begin to live independently in the community, with the reassurance of 24-hour staffing and support. The home is a subsidiary of Allied Care Ltd and it provides service for people aged 18 to 65. Allied Care Ltd has expanded steadily since its conception in 1995 and now has more than 90 services around the country, these services specialise in providing residential, nursing and Domiciliary Care in independent/supported living for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems.
Every new admission to the home is preceded by a detailed referral and assessment process to ensure that our service meets the assessed needs of the individual. Transitional trial periods and day visits are welcome; overnight leave is also encouraged.
The team includes a manager who has more than 15 years of experience working with people in a health and social care setting. Also, we have support workers who have NVQ-level qualifications in Health and Social Care and have work experience in this field of at least two years. The staff possesses a diverse set of skills allow them to function strongly as a team and to provide holistic support. The staffing levels are adjusted to meet the changing needs of service users.
Ashamber House is situated in a nice, quiet area of Didcot, within walking distance of the town centre and shops. Didcot railway station offers fast, direct connections to London Paddington, Swindon, Reading and Oxford. Ashamber House is comprised of two semi-detached houses, linked by adjoining conservatories, this helps in the process of care as it enables us to accommodate the service users in various circumstances and to respect their privacy as well. Service users are encouraged to personalise their rooms! The bedrooms are located on the first floor. Families and friends are welcome to visit. The home offers spacious, homely accommodation with a good-sized back garden. The kitchens, situated on the ground level are fully equipped and if one of them is busy, we have the alternative of using the other one. This is beneficial for our service users as it enables them to improve their abilities and become as independent as possible.
There are golf courses at Hadden Hill, Drayton, Frill ford and Hinkley Heights, all of which are between 5 and 15 minutes away by car. There are many health and leisure centres in Didcot and Abingdon. The city of Oxford offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, theatres, galleries and museums. If you enjoy days out shopping then Reading will become your favourite place of relaxation. Didcot has a great deal to offer right on the doorstep, with a recently re-developed town centre, providing a range of popular high street stores, numerous cafes, restaurants, a multi-screen cinema and a theatre. There are also opportunities to access services and facilities such as clubs, bingo halls, library, day centres, cinema, theatre and churches of various denominations.
Service users can choose to find work locally, should they so wish, this is strongly encouraged and promoted by Ashamber House’s manager and staff. Service users can attend sessions at the local branch of Restore. At Restore, service users can socialise while developing or improving gardening, pottery or woodworking skills. Service users can make use of Ash Amber House’s own garden to grow fruit and vegetables. As far as education is concerned, Abingdon and Witney College and Oxford College provide a wide range of courses between them, in addition to these colleges, the county council operates an adult learning initiative in the area, providing both recreational and educational courses and workshops. We encourage and prompt our service users to attend services and facilities by providing support and transport, and we will always strive to prevent insularity.
To provide a high standard of care and support at all times
To provide the correct level of support and accommodation to meet each individual’s needs
To increase the living and social skills of each individual
To promote independent and informed choice at all times
To promote person-centred care and care planning
To build self-esteem and support personal fulfilment
To support each individual to find training or work if desired
To promote and enable individuals to build and sustain fulfilling relationships
To promote and enable ‘Responsible Risk-Taking’
To empower each individual
To provide a safe environment and a homely atmosphere
We promote transparency in the service and we have a clear complaints procedure along with the telephone numbers for a number of free advocacy services, which are displayed in a prominent location in the home. At Ashamber we have zero tolerance for any kind of abuse between service users. At Ashamber house, we do not tolerate abuse of any kind. The staff attends local SAR training, and any associated training regularly.