If you’re looking for a residential home for your loved one and think that Halland House might be suitable, we have a process in place for potential new residents that you’ll need to follow. Everything you need to know about how to place someone at Halland House is detailed below.
First of all, let us tell you about our philosophy here at Halland House. We think of ourselves as a family, which means doing everything we can to make sure everyone fits in and gets along, staff and residents alike. We want to make sure there are no personality clashes with new residents, so we hope you will be understanding of our careful process.
Learning disabilities care at Halland House
We care for people with all levels of learning disabilities at Halland House, from those learning independent living skills to residents with PMLD (profound and multiple learning disabilities).
Halland House is divided into three areas, meaning smaller groups of residents who require similar levels of care. The ground floor is devoted to our highly dependent residents and is designed to accommodate those with wheelchairs and mobility issues. The first floor is dedicated to our more able residents, with a shared living area and individual rooms. The Lodge, our dedicated annexe, is set up for those with some independent living skills.
Making contact and visiting the home
The first thing to do if you want to place a loved one in Halland House, is to get in touch with us. Someone from our care team will discuss your needs and talk you through our current openings. They will also arrange for you and your loved one to come and visit us. Seeing the house and meeting the staff and residents will give you a good idea of whether you think Halland House is the right place for your loved one.
Contact your learning disability team
If all goes well, the next thing to do is contact your local learning disability team. They will carry out any assessments that are necessary, and arrange for a social worker to visit you. This assessment will determine what your loved one’s needs are and what level of support they require.
Final assessment and trial stay
Once everything is in place with the learning disability team, we will carry out our own final assessment. This is designed to determine if your loved one and our home are a suitable match. Will your loved one mesh well with our current residents and fit in with our way of doing things? This goes both ways and we find that a trial stay is a great way to figure out if Halland House is the right place for your loved one. They can take as long as they need to see if they fit in and will be happy here.
Welcome or wait
If the trial stay goes well, we welcome your loved one as a full-time resident. If it’s not the right time for them, that’s okay too. They can go on our waiting list for a future placement if suitable, and they will be welcome to join us for daycare and even trips out.
Get in touch
Now you’ve learned about our process, if you would like to place your loved one in our learning disabilities care home in Uckfield, East Sussex, contact us to get the ball rolling.