Congratulations to all the service users at Richardson Care who were awarded ASDAN certificates throughout 2018/19. ASDAN stands for the Awards Scheme Development Accreditation Network: it provides courses in a wide range of subjects at various skill levels to enable people to achieve accredited qualifications.
As you can imagine, December is a busy month in our specialist residential care homes. Where possible, we support service users to stay with their families, or visit for the day, over the Christmas period. Alternatively, family members and friends are welcome to visit their loved ones in our homes.
The Coach House, our new residential care home for adults with acquired brain injuries in Northampton, has now completed its CQC registration process and welcomed its first service users. Initially registered for seven beds, The Coach House adds to our portfolio of services by providing longer term slow-stream brain injury rehabilitation, which is often appropriate for people after an initial period of intensive rehabilitation or post-acute care.
We have six specialist residential care homes: three for adults with learning disabilities and three for adults with acquired brain injuries, and all of our homes cater for people who present with behaviour that challenges and have complex needs.
The psychology team at The Richardson Partnership for Care plays a crucial role in the care and support of our service users, who have complex needs and acquired brain injuries or learning disabilities. Dr Pedro Areias Grilo, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, heads up the team and is supported by three Assistant Psychologists: Julita Frackowska, Olivia Ferrie and Joseph Szablowski.
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p>Liam, a brain injury survivor and former service user, cut the ribbon to formally open The Coach House</p>
<p>This video that was filmed at the opening of The Coach House, our new residential care and rehabilitation home for adults with long-term brain injuries and complex needs.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/watch-our-video/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p> We’re pleased to announce the launch of The Coach House – our new residential care and rehabilitation service for 11 adults with acquired brain injuries. And to celebrate, we’re holding an Open Day on Thursday 24th January, 2019.</p>
<p>The Coach House is a self-contained home in the grounds of The Mews, another of our specialist residential care homes in Kingsthorpe, Northampton.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/new-acquired-brain-injury-care-home-opening/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p><img class="alignleft wp-image-2945 size-full" src="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1.jpg" alt="Kay - Resident" width="600" height="588" srcset="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1.jpg 600w, https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1-320x314.jpg 320w, https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/IMG_7332_sm-1-540x529.jpg 540w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" /></p>
<p>When she was only 18 months old, Kay contracted Encephalitis and consequently experienced severe epilepsy. At the age of 13, she underwent surgery on her frontal lobe, which further exacerbated the brain damage. Kay also has a diagnosis of moderate learning disability.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/brain-injury-rehabilitation-kays-story/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>
<div class="bt_bb_wrapper"><p>The excitement is building as our new residential care home and rehabilitation centre gets closer to completion. The Coach House is a listed building in the grounds of one of our existing care homes, and it hadn’t been used for many years.</p></div>→ <a href="https://www.richardsoncares.co.uk/new-residential-care-home-update/" class="read-more">Read the rest </a>