Redwood House is a detached house in a residential street in the leafy suburb Broadstone in Poole. The service is located close to local amenities including shops, a leisure centre and bus stop/ train station. The service supports up to 6 young people /adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and associated complex needs from the age of 17 to 25.
This is a transitional Supported Living service supporting young adults in developing their independence, and helps to nurture their potential and to be active members of their community.
We work in partnership with local schools and colleges so that the people we support, continue to achieve their educational potential. We believe that everyone who resides at Redwood House should be positively challenged to maximise their potential. The outcomes that can be achieved are endless.
Redwood House is registered with CQC to deliver Personal Care under our Dorset Domiciliary Care Agency.
Our services can be found on the CQC website here.
Our statement of purpose will be accessible shortly
Developing transitional pathways:
We work closely with our social care and education partners in developing seamless residential transitions for young people and adults aged 17 -25 years.
Our enablement approach encourages people to create aspirational transitional pathway plans to positively challenge people to be the best they can be.
Active life styles:
Active support is a really important component of the work that we do. We believe that everything that we do is a learning opportunity and active lifestyles can help promote this.
We offer a full range of activities, however taking a person centred approach to creating active lifestyles is important to ensure people are motivated and enjoying their chosen opportunities. Highly structured and well planned activities that offer purpose, function and fun are the order of the day!
Preparing for adulthood:
Our primary aim at Redwood is to support our adults to gain the necessary skills to live as independently as possible.
We focus on developing people’s emergent life skills to live a purposeful life, whilst also develop strategies such as functional problem solving skills. Developing people’s foundation skills help prepare them for the future.
We work in partnership with schools, colleges and local employment providers to ensure that young people may achieve paid employment, independent living and housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion as they move into adulthood.
Our staff approach:
Our staff have been individually selected, based on their positive values and attitudes in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.
Our staff promote a ‘can do’ approach to the support they offer, so that our adults are enabled and confident in exploring life’s opportunities.
Even the subtle achievements are celebrated which helps to increase people’s confidence in the next steps they take in life.
Behavioural support and specialist training:
Potens employs a regional Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Facilitator who works alongside our operational team to support managing young people and adults with complex social and communication needs. Additionally Potens staff complete in-house PBS training which ensures that have the knowledge and confidence to work with young people and adults with complex needs.
All staff members will undertake a comprehensive staff induction. We also complete E-learning, on line training which consists of theory based mandatory training courses. QCF’s in health & social care are encouraged to expand knowledge and evidence skill and personal development. We also expect a commitment to the Social Care Commitment, which supports and raises workforce quality in adult social care.
All staff will undertake a range of practical needs led training to enable them to meet the individualised needs of the children, young people or the adults who they will be supporting. This allows us to provide an unparalleled level of service to every person whom we support.
Making a referral of arranging a visit:
If you are interested in Redwood House, our contact details can be found here. Our team will be able to tell you about our service. We can arrange a time for you to visit Redwood House and have a look around. If a young person/adult is interested in what we offer, we will then ask you to complete a referral form.
Once we have received your referral form we will write to the designated social worker or care manager to confirm that we can complete an assessment. We will work in partnership with parents, social workers and the young person to complete an assessment to make sure our service is appropriate for the child/young person.
Address: Redwood House, Broadstone, Dorset