Acrefield House

Specialist Learning Disability

Overview

Acrefield House is a spacious, detached home with a beautiful enclosed rear garden situated in the quiet residential area of Prenton, yet within easy reach of all major services and leisure facilities.

Acrefield House provides care for up to 12 adults who have a moderate to severe learning disability and who may have additional complex health conditions and sensory impairment. Whilst for some, placement at Acrefield may be an opportunity to develop living skills in readiness for more independent living, for others it will be a lifespan service, providing for an individual’s changing needs. Strong links with community health service providers ensures support with continuing health needs.

Situated on the Wirral Peninsula, Prenton has good transport links via the motorway network and is only a few miles from the coast, with a wealth of local beauty spots. Historic Chester is 20 miles away and Liverpool, the City of Culture for 2008, is close by.

Client Group and Admission Criteria

Acrefield House is registered to provide care for up to twelve adults who have a moderate to severe learning disability, but who may have additional physical disabilities or mental health needs. Acrefield House provides a real sense of ‘home’ and a family feel for services users.

The Service and Staff Team

The ground floor of Acrefield House is wheelchair accessible and provides all facilities to enable staff to support those with physical disabilities.

Individual care plans and risk management strategies seek to maximise opportunities to ‘live life to the full’ and the contributions that family members and social contacts can make, are welcomed and encouraged.
The staff team use Makaton and pictorial boards to overcome any communication difficulties that service users may have.

Acrefield House staff recognise and promote the value and uniqueness of each person and seek to provide a holistic service.

The team help to develop and promote daily living skills and community participation. They provide a sense of continuity and stability for residents.

The staff team at Acrefield House receive comprehensive training specific to the needs of this particular client group. This is underpinned by the support from the clinical specialists within MHC.

  • Summary

    • 12 single occupancy bedrooms
    • Age 18+
    • Mixed gender service
    • Moderate to severe learning disability
    • Homely environment
    • Located in the heart of the community
    • Wheelchair Access on ground floor
    • Easy access to local amenities and transport
  • LOCATION

    2 Acrefield Road, Birkenhead, CH42 8LD

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