Rockfield House

Specialist Learning Disability

Overview

Rockfield House provides care for individuals aged 18-65 years who have a primary diagnosis of a learning disability and may also have severe and complex behavioural problems; Autism, Aspergers and secondary mental health problems. The service is aimed at adults whose behaviours have challenged other services to the point of placement breakdown.

Rockfield offers a stable environment in which behaviours can be addressed, individuals are supported to take controlled risks to further their development.

The service is a fourteen bed property with a beautiful enclosed sensory garden. The home is located in the Anfield area of Liverpool and is approximately one mile from the city centre, which offers all the amenities one would expect in a large cosmopolitan city.

Client Group and Admission Criteria

Rockfield House is registered as a service for up to fourteen adults who have a primary diagnosis of a learning disability and may also have:

  • Severe and complex behavioural problems
  • Autism
  • Aspergers
  • Secondary mental health problems

It provides a highly specialist and valuable service specifically aimed at adults whose behaviours have challenged other services to the point of breakdown.

The Service and Staff Team

Due to the highly challenging nature of the client group, staffing ratios at Rockfield House are much higher than would normally be seen in mainstream services.

The aim of Rockfield House is to provide 24 hour support, creating a stable environment in which challenging behaviours can be addressed and residents are supported to take controlled risks to further their development. This leads to an improvement in their self-image, helps to increase their confidence and teaches them the necessary social skills required for normal living.

All residents have individual plans combining both areas of recreational and therapeutic input, as well as a daily programme of activity and are encouraged to make decisions for themselves within their assessed capacity. Integration into the local community is a fundamental part of every client’s care plan and risk management strategies. We utilise all available skills and service models to progress service users towards achieving a more independent lifestyle.

The staff team are trained to an exceptionally high level to support and manage complex behaviours that may encounter. They are innovative and forward-thinking in their approach to managing often very difficult needs.

The staff team have a positive approach to supporting residents in developing their social, educational and daily living skills. This leads to much greater levels of independence and autonomy which, in many cases, will enable individuals to return to his/her own community. The ultimate goal of everything the staff team do at Rockfield House is to move service users, at their own pace, as close to independent living as their own abilities will allow.

  • Summary

    • Mixed gender service
    • Age 18+
    • Single storey building
    • 14 single occupancy rooms
    • Located within the community
    • Complex behavioural problems
    • Learning disability
    • Positive approach
    • Easy access to local amenities and transport
  • LOCATION

    Rockfield House, Rocky Lane, Liverpool, L6 4BB

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