The staff team are trained in a wide range of subjects, including administering medication, moving and handling, safeguarding and epilepsy. The staff have a wide range of experience between them with varied knowledge and skills. Ariadni has regular input from other health professionals such as occupational therapists, dieticians, podiatry, community nurses, speech and language therapists and doctors.
Care and choice
Ariadni is a supported living service, however is registered with the CQC to provide accommodation to people who require personal care.
All the service users have personalised their rooms and choices are promoted by the team in a way that is significant to the service users they support. Some of the service users at Ariadni are non-verbal but communicate using body language, facial expressions and vocalisations which the dedicated staff team understand. The staff all work in a person centred way, recognising the individual preferences of the service users.
The building has access for wheelchair users and has the equipment to provide a high level of support to individuals whilst maintaining the homely environment and the five service users each have their own individually decorated bedroom.
There are two specialist baths for those who prefer a bath to a shower. Specialist equipment is in place where needed to provide a high level of quality care. Shower chairs and beds recommended by the occupational therapists are provided where these are needed.
The residents share the communal lounge, dining room and kitchen. There is also a fully equipped sensory room where they can relax. Ariadni has a large rear garden that is easily accessible. Some service users also have a television in their room.
The service users are supported to attend a variety of activities catered to their preferences and likes. Music sessions are also very popular and we have three different music sessions per week. We also have an aromatherapist that comes to the home on a weekly basis. Hydrotherapy, spa and swimming sessions are also attended on a weekly basis.