- Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour
Heathcotes Humberston is a specialist residential service for adults with a Learning Disability who may have dual diagnoses and associated complex needs.
The service has 8 en-suite bedrooms and provides twenty-four-hour support. The service has multiple communal lounges, kitchen and dining areas and large outside space with a garden area. There is a shared bathroom on the ground floor, as well as a shared bathroom upstairs in addition to the ensuite shower rooms. Service users also have access to a quiet communal lounge where they can use the computer or enjoy in-house activities.
There are 4 self-contained supported living flats on site designed for individuals to further their independence in a more independent setting. Alternatively, these could be utilised as a single person service for those individuals who may not be able to live with others.
All staff are NAPPI (Non Abusive Physical and Psychological Interventions) trained and use the NAPPI red and green scale to maintain positive influence on each service user, with a view to minimising the level and frequency of challenging behaviour. Service users may have spent long periods of time in a hospital setting or may have additional complex needs including sensory impairments and communication difficulties.
Heathcotes Humberston is situated in Grimsby and is close to a wealth of community facilities. Service users can also enjoy the wide range of attractions that Lincoln has to offer such as Ark Wildlife Park, and Belvoir Castle. There are excellent transport links with the service being close to a main bus route as well as the A46.
For more information about Heathcotes Humberston, or to make a referral, please contact the Commissioning Team on 01246 556453 or via email at BDT@heathcotes.net