Connington Court and Connington House are adjacent services located in the heart of the local community in the town of Chingford in the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Connington House and Connington Court are specialist residential services registered with CQC and designed to support adults with learning disabilities who are coming through transition from residential schools to adult services, or for those adults who have a history of placement breakdowns and hospital admissions who need a focused skill building environment within the security of a 24 hour, highly staffed care service.
Although the services are adjacent, each service has its own staff teams, facilities, entrances and gardens.
These services are suitable for males and females.
This service is specially designed to support adults who have an autistic spectrum condition, who may also have complex and challenging needs.
The service is spread over three floors, providing two studio rooms on the ground floor, five studio rooms on the first floor and three self contained flats on the second floor, includes a large living area, kitchen and garden. This design allows us to work with service users who require high levels of staff support but need a spacious environment.
Connington House (Flats)
The accommodation service on the second floor provide three self contained flats and is designed to support three female service users who may be moving on from school or stepping down from a more restrictive setting to a focused skill building environment. The flats support residents to develop their skills so that they may move on to accommodation with a lower level of support in the future.
This service is designed to provide six adults who have a learning disability in addition to conditions such as epilepsy or other challenging and complex needs. It is suitable for those who require a full ground floor service, which includes studio rooms with a double bed and en-suite, there are and additional two large communal lounges, dining area/room, kitchen, laundry and garden.
Both services support adults to develop their daily living skills, confidence and choice making skills, and help residents learn to manage their emotions and behaviours in a positive manner. This enables them engage in a range of community based opportunities and move on to greater independence in the future.
Our in house multi-disciplinary team includes a GP, Experienced Residential Manager, Rehabilitation Facilitators, Psychology Assistant, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant.
All staff receives a high standard of mandatory training, and additional training is continually provided in areas relating to the empowerment and skills building of individuals with learning disabilities.
- A Care Program Approach and outcome-focused care pathway, ensuring each service user engages in community participation and skills enhancing opportunities in a safe and well planned way, with a focus on developing greater independence.
- Assessments prior to admission to formulate an individual needs assessment; this is translated into the goals that form the care pathway.
- Care planning is focused on the service user’s unique care pathway, ensuring that we understand their individual needs whilst supporting them to achieve their own goals. This focuses on the individual to ensure that they are able to steadily move on to less restrictive environments and greater independence. Sequence Care balances the views of the family and Care Managers, whilst focusing on listening to what the service user says and putting them at the centre of their support.
- A series of individualised risk assessments ensures that positive risks can be taken but that all risks are managed effectively and with the input of our experienced multi-disciplinary team support is agreed between each discipline to ensure a holistic package of care is delivered.
- Skill building frameworks that ensure that goals for greater independence are set and practical skills are learnt, enabling progress to be measured and goals to be met.
- A partnership, working with local commissioners to repatriate adults nearer their homes and families. This creates a support network that encourages and motivates the person and stands with them to celebrate their successes.
- A focus on clinical governance, safe-guarding, quality assurance and continual improvement ensures that services constantly evolve and develop.