(no personal care unless through separate arrangement*)
Wolverhampton Road, Cannock
We do not currently have any vacancies available at Cedar House.
‘You have all helped me to get where I am now. I am very grateful for what you all have helped me do, and helped to be independent and do things on my own.’
Putting people in control
A shared tenancy house for adults with learning difficulties and autism
Separating out housing and support
Instead of having to take on packages of residential care, more flexible combinations of housing and support can be developed.
Focusing on one person at a time
By moving away from the model of the group home, and using detailed ‘personal futures’ planning to provide services that are genuinely individual.
A focus on relationships
People’s links (their family, their friends, their community) are the starting point in designing services, not an afterthought.
Which service suits you?
Shared tenancies with accommodation-based support (own bedroom but communal kitchen and living areas, with a dedicated staff team) are associated with higher overall levels of support and less social isolation.
Individual tenancies with floating support (single person or couple living in their own self-contained property, with staff providing support for a specified number of hours each week) were associated with lower levels of support and the potential for greater independence, but also loneliness. These differences need to be acknowledged explicitly, so that people with learning disabilities can make informed choices about how they wish to live.
Rebecca Homes Ltd cannot offer domiciliary care at Cedar House which involves personal care but can offer support through our community support service such as providing company, taking on activities, independent living skills assistance, person centred planning and so on (although this is at an extra cost form the tenancy agreement). Cedar House was developed to support individuals who do not need twenty four hour support within a residential care home but they are not ready to live completely independently.
There is currently one room available at Cedar House. At present, the existing tenants have not requested our community support service. Consequently, staff support is infrequent at Cedar House, however this would be available (at extra cost) to anyone interested taking a place at Cedar House.
*We do not offer personal care to any persons residing at Cedar House, however people we support are free to obtain personal care from other care providers.
Although people we support are offered our community support service, they are free to use other care providers if they prefer.
Definitions of care as given by CQC registration guidance:
The definition of personal care is broader than that used in previous registration systems. It covers:
(a) Physical assistance given to a person in connection with:
(i) Eating or drinking (including the administration of parenteral nutrition);
(ii) Toileting (including in relation to menstruation);
(iii) Washing or bathing;
(v) Oral care; and
(vi) The care of skin, hair and nails (with the exception of nail care provided by a chiropodist or podiatrist);
(b) The prompting and supervision of a person to do any of the types of personal care listed above, where that person is unable to make a decision for
themselves in relation to performing such an activity without such
prompting and supervision.
‘Prompting and supervision’ means that services where staff prompt and directly supervise a person when they are carrying out the above actions
(i)-(vi). Supervision will normally include direct observation of the action as it is carried out or otherwise checking on how it carried out, but will not normally
include merely encouraging someone to perform the activity, or
checking at some point afterwards on whether it has been done.