Gledholt is operationally a nurse-led service with both service manager and head of care being qualified nurses. We have an in-house multi-disciplinary team (MDT) who support the residents in our care throughout their journey with us. The team consists of a consultant psychologist, psychology assistant, occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, activity co-ordinators, nurses and speech and language therapist. We are able to meet the changing needs of our residents as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.
We have a unique care plan pathway called the Visual Discharge Plan (VDP). This approach involves a collaborative process between the individual, their families, the MDT and staff team. It ensures the person is at the heart of their care and takes into account what’s important to them, whilst balancing this with the clinical need. This puts the resident at the heart of their care and also ensures that discharge planning commences at the point of admission.
Gledholt is divided into two living areas, the main house and the coach house. The main house, which is split across three floors, offers seven en-suite bedrooms, communal lounges and a kitchen on each floor to enable the residents to shop for and prepare their own meals. The coach house is a two bedroom unit giving the individuals we support the option to spend time in their own space or in the main house. Externally there are beautiful gardens to the front and rear of the building with raised flower beds, outdoor seating and plenty of space for sports, games and parties.
“Well done on the depth and quality of the work that the team presented and how the VDP (Visual Discharge Plan) captured the person.”
The service is located in a bustling residential area of Huddersfield, in walking distance to an abundance of community facilities. The residents are encouraged to be involved in the local community as much or as little as they wish to be. We have great links with external agencies, including the police, the mental health enhancement team, local hospitals and many more to ensure that our residents are safe and well supported in the community.
Our resident profile:
- Adults from the age of 18 years
- Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with behaviours that challenge including mental illness or a forensic background
- Individuals with a secondary diagnosis of personality disorder or autism
- May have communication challenges
- May have associated complex needs
- En-suite bedrooms
- Dining room
- Multiple kitchens
- Therapy space in the coach house
- Large garden
Our community links:
- Local parks
- Community groups
- Shops, cafes and restaurants
- Sports clubs
- Great public transport links
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