Learning Disabilities - Home for the less able
Swallowfields Care Centre prides itself on a person-centred approach to the care needs of individuals, promoting independence dignity and choice. In doing so we aim to create a secure, relaxed, happy, and homely atmosphere for residents and staff. We utilise a dynamic and holistic approach which is directed to the physical, mental, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual needs.
Swallowfield Care Centre is an independent care home for people with learning disabilities. Our aim is to enable learning disabled individuals to be safe, healthy, and to live well in an environment where they are valued as equals.
We Epsom, Surreylocated within walking distance to Epsom town centre which has a variety of shops, bars, food outlets and leisure facilities. The area is well served are based in with public transport links including trains and buses.
Swallowfields gave 9 large, en-suite rooms, two of which have wet room facilities, nurse call system and TV and telephone points. We encourage residents to personalise and individualise their rooms with pictures and treasured items.
There are two lounges to enjoy, a dining room, activities area, gym, conservatory, sensory room, and a safe accessible sensory garden and patio area.
We have our own specially adapted vehicle, with a mobility ramp and able to accommodate to our residents with wheelchairs. The van is used for daily transport and outings but also for holiday and shopping trips.
A kitchen is the heart of any home, in Swallowfield, we have two. The second provides therapeutic facilities for our residents to enjoy participating in all aspects of cooking.
Our home has been specially constructed to support our resident's needs and reflects changing needs, lifestyles and regulations. We are constantly changing and upgrading our environment. We believe that as the needs of our residents change, so should we.
Residents have their own individual diaries (some using pictures) and are actively involved in the running of the home, with full support to undertake domestic, gardening or cooking tasks if they wish.
We arrange for entertainers to come into the home; parties, BBQ's and even holidays.
Activities are available in all areas of the home and staff understand the value of providing a stimulating environment and acknowledging that any 'task' can become a meaningful activity with positive support. This may include crafts, leisure, music, spiritual, reading, relaxation, fitness, or visits to local places of interest, shops and restaurants.
We have our own occupational therapists who provide extensive and appropriate support through detailed cognitive assessments individually tailored to meet the simplest to the toughest personal challenges.