Specialist Learning Disability
Meols drive is a residential nursing service for individuals living with a borderline to moderate learning disability.
Care and rehabilitation is delivered with an active support, positive behavioural support and person centred approach to enhance opportunities for individuals to live as independently as possible.
- Males aged 18+ who have a diagnosis of a learning disability.
- Supports co-existing secondary conditions such as complex and/ or mental health needs.
- Admission is primarily based upon an initial 12-week assessment period.
- May be subject to conditions of guardianship or community treatment orders under the Mental Health Act 1983.
- Nine en-suite bedrooms (situated to rear of home to ensure privacy)
- One three bedroom apartment
- Five activity areas, including media suite and library
- Independent living kitchen
- Integrated lift for wheelchair access
- Surrounded by ample gardens
- Located in the heart of the community
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
Meols Drive supports individuals to achieve an enhanced quality of life: living where they feel safe and well, where they are valued and included in their community and provide access to effective support that promotes independence, choice and control.
Individual, tailored, rehabilitation programmes are offered to develop independent living skills in readiness for pathway progression. The service will support and facilitate opportunities for employment (voluntary/paid), further education or training and encourage community involvement to build on confidence, esteem and worth.
Meols Drive is committed in providing quality care whilst working collaboratively with the individual, families and referrers to achieve positive outcomes.
Purpose built in 2014, the service offers space and privacy for individuals living there. Staff facilities are placed near to the entrance of the service to facilitate clinical practice without disrupting individuals within their home environment. 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. Nursing care is provided as set out in individual care plans.
The Surrounding Area
Situated in the seaside town of Hoylake, Meols Drive boasts panoramic views over Liverpool bay and the Royal Liverpool Golf Course. Five minutes away is West Kirby Marine Lake, home to a range of water sports and the coastal location lends itself perfectly for walking or cycling.
The largest towns on the Wirral peninsula include Birkenhead and Wallasey which are easily accessible by a range of network links; car or public transport. Birkenhead offers a variety of must see attractions and landmarks which include Birkenhead Park, Hamilton Square and a market with 300 indoor and outdoor stalls.
The cities of Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are close by.
The Registered Manager
Konie Bwoni, Registered Manager
Konie, a registered learning disability nurse, has 11 years’ experience working in the health and social care sector specifically working with adults who have complex needs and challenging behaviour. Konie has worked within a variety of nursing, senior nurse and managerial roles. She holds a Level 6 in Leadership and Management and is working towards her QCF Level 5.
‘My brother’s quality of life and overall health has improved significantly since living here.’