HOURS PROVIDED:

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.

Service Profile

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 24hour 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.Staffing levelsThe manager has more than 12 years experience of working with people in a health and social care setting.The team: Deputy Manager with over 7 year experience and support workers have NVQ level qualifications in Health and Social Care and have work experience in this field of at least two years. The staff possess a diverse set of skills which 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.

ABOUT THE SERVICE

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! 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 to become as independent as possible. Local AmenitiesThere 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 Ash Amber 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 wood-working 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.

Service AIMS

• 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. Staff attends local SAR training, and any associated training regularly.

Contact Person

sebastian vaida

ashamberhouse@alliedcare.co.uk

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