This specialist care home provides a safe, comfortable and homely environment for people who may present moderately challenging behaviour.
Our aim is to provide a home which offers a safe, comfortable environment with support and stimulation to help service users maximise their potential physical, intellectual, emotional and social capacity within an individual person-centred plan. Service users have the right to live as normal a life as possible and to have the respect of those who support them.
Norfolk Lodge has been skilfully converted to accommodate eight people aged 18-65 creating a small residential setting. The home is closely linked with the local community utilising local colleges, leisure facilities and outreach placements. It is within easy walking distance of the Arts Centre, Sports Centre, Swimming Pool and Horsham Park.
Care & Therapy
The home provides specialist care with 24-hour support. Expert advice is available to advise on any aspect of a service users care, recreational pursuits or environment. In addition, Sussex Health Care retain the services of a range of therapists and are able to offer a wide range of complementary therapies.
Qualified speech and language therapists, and physiotherapists are available to provide individual therapy sessions. Reflexology and aromatherapy are also available as part of a wide range of complementary therapies.
The approach to dealing with challenging behaviour emphasises the need for constructive activity and learning new skills. Each service user has a key worker who provides advice and support and devises an individual programme plan based on an assessment of needs and preferences. The plan might include a range of possible activities such as:
- basic daily self-care skills and domestic skills
- basic educational and social skills
- individual and small group recreational activities
- basic work experience activities
The location of Norfolk Lodge enables frequent trips into Horsham to gain experience in social situations and provide participation in mainstream leisure pursuits. Transport is provided to enable the service users to participate in local events and enjoy visits to the coast and the superb countryside around Horsham.
Every effort is made to enable service users to keep in touch with relatives and friends and volunteer befriending schemes and lay advocacy is encouraged.
All staff undertake an induction programme of instruction when joining Sussex Health Care. In addition a system of supervision and support for care staff enables them to gain experience and increase their skills. Extensive in-house training is provided by the Sussex Health Care training team and QCF courses are undertaken in conjunction with local colleges.