Rockfield House

Specialist Learning Disability

Service overview

Rockfield is a spacious community based residential home for people living with a learning disability. The home offers intensive support using active support, person centred planning (PCP) and positive behavioural support (PBS) methods.

The home enables and supports individuals to enhance their living skills and work towards achieving independence and full empowerment.

Admission Criteria

Rockfield supports:

  • Males or females aged 18-65 yrs who have a diagnosis of a learning disability.
  • Support coexisting conditions including Autism, mental health, complex and challenging needs.
  • Admission is primarily based upon an initial 12 week assessment period.

Philosophy of care

Philosophically, we believe in understanding the needs of the individual through robust assessment in order to provide person centred support to enable individuals to lead fulfilling lives as part of their local community.

We do this through:

  • Psychologically informed environments that encourage staff to reflect on practice and how to support the individual.
  • Person centred plans to develop positive behaviour support, enabling individuals to maintain and develop skills leading to greater independence.
  • Providing services that represent good value for money by demonstrating measurable, effective outcomes and progression.
  • Ensuring our colleagues have opportunities for tailored training and development to meet individual needs.
  • Ensuring that compliance and audit systems support service delivery and constantly drive improvement and embed quality in everything we do.
  • We work with a wide range of stakeholders to meet the needs of the individuals needs.

The support delivered

Rockfield provides a culture and environment that empowers individuals to fulfil their potential. By working together, with the individual, commissioners and families, we are able to develop pathways that reflect individual ambitions and aspirations. Our core ethos is to support people to achieve positive outcomes.

All residents have individual plans combining both areas of recreational and therapeutic input, as well as a daily programme of activity which encourages decision making where possible. Integration into the local community is a fundamental part of each residents care plan. Activities include ten pin bowling, disco, cinema, walking, swimming, meals out and snooker club to name a few.

Staff utilise all available skills, resources, support models and research to progress individuals towards achieving positive outcomes.

By enabling staff to understand the function of risk behaviours this enables plans to be implemented to safely manage potential risks and to provide the least restrictive support in an inclusive and empowering way.

Facilities

  • 14 spacious bedrooms (10 beds in main building and a further 4 beds in an ajoining annex – all with either en suite sink,toilet and/or bath/shower)
  • The 4 bed ajoining annex offers step down options
  • Personalisation to rooms welcomed
  • Wheelchair access to ground floor
  • Newly refurbished sensory activity room
  • Sensory garden which includes outside seating

The surrounding area

Located in Anfield, a district of the cosmopolitan city of Liverpool, Rockfield benefits from all a city has to offer. In addition to local amenities the former city of culture is infamous for its warm welcomes, musical and shipping heritage, museums and galleries, shopping and football teams!

Stanley Park, a 110 acre park is close by offer-ing benefits of tranquillity and opportunities for exercise and observing local wildlife.

Public transport in and around the area are easily accessible putting the region and beyond within easy reach. Rockfield has its own home vehicles which are also utilised to get around.

Registered Manager

Thomas Hurst, Registered Manager

Thomas has worked in the health and social care sector for over 17 years, most of that time has been spent within MHC working within a variety of roles.  Tom has experience in supporting individuals with varied support requirements including physical disability, learning disability, ASD and complex needs.

He holds a level 5 in Leadership and Management.

  • 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

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

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