Our dynamic model of support enables each individual, regardless of their circumstances, to be actively involved with their person centred planning, enabling them to achieve the best possible outcome and great autonomy over their own life. They will have access to 24 hour specialist staff who will deliver flexible and sensitive support according to the person’s individual support needs.
We are continually evaluating our support model and in doing so look for opportunities to respond to people’s needs as they evolve. Therefore at Connington House we have implemented a change in registration from a residential service to supported living accommodation. It is located in the town of Chingford, London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Connington House has been redesigned and is now a 9 bedded supported living service. This accommodation is divided across three floors, with all levels having its own independent entrance and each tenant with their own front door. Each floor consists of:
1 studio room on the ground floor
5 studio rooms on the second floor
3 studio rooms on the third floor
Each individual room has en-suite facilities, a small kitchenette area and individuals either have the option of the room being furnished or unfurnished so they can bring their own furniture. There are communal areas within each floor that includes a shared lounge, dining area and a large kitchen creating opportunities to meet and socialise with other tenants.
Tenancies will be considered based on a number of factors including compatibility with others living at the accommodation, so not only can they benefit from a well-supported therapeutic setting that supports their independence,but also enables them to develop friendships and share interests they have in common with other tenants.
We will provide an enhanced support infrastructure that includes therapeutic input from our therapy team. With the intensive support available individuals can positively address challenges within their lives and build their skills, confidence, self-esteem and social independence. Staff will encourage and support individuals to carry out simple tasks like shopping, housework and repairs, and provide help with administrative tasks or personal care, if required.
It is likely to be important to create structure and pattern to each individuals life, as people with learning disabilities, mental health needs or autism often require a very clear defined structure that helps them maximise opportunities on a daily basis. Support provided will help individuals to carefully consider and create a daily structure where required.