Meols Drive

Specialist Learning Disability

Overview

Meols Drive Care Home with Nursing is a male only service, which specialises in the care and rehabilitation of up to 12 individuals aged 18-65, who have a borderline to moderate learning disability.

Situated in the highly desirable location of Hoylake, the service enjoys panoramic views over Liverpool bay and the Royal Liverpool Golf Course. There is good access to local amenities including educational,shopping and leisure facilities with public transport links to larger urban areas such as Liverpool and Chester.

Introduction

Introduction to Complex Care Pathway for People with learning Disabilities

Meols Drive Care Home (with and without Nursing) service is part of MHC’s Learning Disability Complex Case Pathways Stream.

The Service Stream offers holistic assessment of men who have a Learning Disability, complex behaviour and or/other behavioural issues. Assessments include neurodevelopmental and comprehensive risk assessment where indicated, leading to a bespoke care and treatment programme and discharge planning process.

The stream provides individualized support arrangements in a number of service environments; Independent Hospital,a Care Home with 24-hour nursing supervision and a Care Home provision.

Meols Drive is a male only service, which specialises in the care and rehabilitation of up to 12 individuals aged 18-65, who have a borderline to moderate learning disability.

The service was built with the intention of maximising space and privacy for service users. All bedrooms are en-suite and placed to the rear of the building to ensure privacy. Space is maximised by the provision of 2 large lounges for service users with unrestricted access to a large garden.

Staff facilities are placed near to the entrance of the service again to facilitate clinical practice without disrupting service users within their home environment.

The service specification of the environment includes a number of additional features including the ability to isolate services from each bedroom, anti-barricade doors and nurse call/assistance systems.

Facilities

The Care Home with Nursing consists of the following facilities:-

Residents are accommodated in ground floor accommodation, which exceed NMS as determined under the Care Standards Act as follows:

  • Nine en-suite single bedrooms, each of which is well in excess of 12 square metres
  • One three bed-roomed apartment
  • Five activity areas, including media suite and library
  • Two lounges
  • One dining room
  • One Residents training kitchen
  • Various toilets (WC)
  • Surrounded by ample gardens

Aims of the Service

  • Delivering care and rehabilitation with a Person-Centred Approach at the heart of the service.
  • Provide opportunities for service users to maximise their adaptive skills and social functioning.
  • Stabilisation and maximisation of any physical or mental health issues.
  • Management and evidenced reduction in risk behaviours.
  • Supporting service users in a safe environment which promotes strong governance procedures.

Multi-Disciplinary Team

Meols Drive Care Home with Nursing has a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary professionals who are highly trained and skilled to meet the needs of the patient group. Mental Health Care (UK) provides access to a professional training and development programme and invests in external training when required.

The MDT consists of the Home Manager, Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychologist, Psychology Assistant, Speech & Language Therapist, Social Worker, Senior Nurse, Mental Health Act Administrator, Administrator, Activity staff, nursing staff and support workers, cooks and maintenance.

The majority of MDT members working within Meols Drive also work in St David’s Independent Hospital, thus providing a continuity of care through the care pathway.

  • Promotion of quality of life.
  • Enhanced opportunity for individuals to live as independently as possible, via multi-agency discharge planning to appropriate community facilities.

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from acute or secure inpatient services and for individuals in community settings whose support arrangements have broken down. Admissions are planned and following a pre-admission process, all suitable patients will be initially accepted for a 12 week assessment period. Following this a Care Planning Meeting, which will include care coordinators, relatives, commissioners and members of the MDT, will be held to agree on a treatment programme for the individual.

  • Summary

    • 12 beds, male only
    • Age 18+
    • Nine en-suite bedrooms
    • One, three bedroom apartment
    • Ample gardens
    • Five Activity Areas
    • Borderline to moderate learning disability
    • Media Suite & Library
    • Individual provision
    • Purpose built, located within the heart of the community
    • Easy access to local amenities & transport
    • Rehabilitation focused
  • LOCATION

    Meols Drive Care Home, Hoylake, Wirral, CH47 4AQ

‘’My brother’s quality of life and overall health has improved significantly since living here.’’

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