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Leicester Glenfield and Melton

Leicester Glenfield and Melton

Formerly located on two separate sites, the two projects are now based side by side at Glenfield. The Glenfield Project had a sizable extension built during 2013 to house the Melton Project and the service moved across in March 2014. The two short breaks services operate independently of each other to ensure that the very complex needs of all the young people accessing the service can be met by familiar and competent staff teams. They are owned and operated by Praxis Care, a Belfast based charity caring for people of all ages who have mental health issues, learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, substance misuse or dementia. Praxis Care operates schemes in Northern Ireland, England, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Leicester Glenfield and Melton:

The Glenfield Project is a residential short breaks service for children and young people who have severe learning disabilities and complex health needs and who live in Leicestershire. They are all aged between six and eighteen years old.

The Melton Project is a residential short breaks service for children and young people who have severe learning disabilities, related challenging behaviours and communication difficulties living in Leicestershire and Rutland. They are also all aged between six and eighteen years old.

Both services deliver high quality, person centred overnight short breaks with the ethos that it should benefit both the young people and their families/carers. Every child accessing the Glenfield & Melton Projects has an individualised support plan, identifying their needs, preferences, likes and dislikes and demonstrates desired outcomes. Person centred support plans and risk assessments are created in partnership with the young person, their family, school, other professionals and social workers.

The Glenfield & Melton Projects have the benefit of highly motivated and well trained staff teams comprising manager, team leaders and support workers. The recruitment process for all roles at the Projects is stringent and all staff have current Disclosure and Barring Service checks in place. All care staff are required to attain a QCF 3 in the Children and Young People’s Workforce. Team leaders have the opportunity to progress to QCF5 in Leadership and Management. In addition to this all staff are required to attend mandatory training which includes safeguarding, Team Teach (our preferred physical intervention training which is also used throughout schools in Leicestershire), moving and handling, medication management, first aid, fire awareness and food hygiene. Health care training specific to each child is delivered with the support of the Diana Children’s Community Nursing Service. All staff participate in monthly supervisions to aid their development and have an annual appraisal.

The Glenfield & Melton Projects are registered with and regulated by Ofsted who conduct two unannounced inspections each year. The service has to be monitored by an external, suitably qualified person each month who is required to complete and submit a Regulation 44 Visit Report to Ofsted to ensure that all aspects of care and operations within the two Projects are of a high standard.

Access to both services is by referral only, through the Disabled Children’s Service team based at Coalville.

Contact Name: Ruth Harrison, RGN, Registered Manager

Tel: 0116 232 0021 /0116 287 893

E mail: ruthharrison@praxiscare.org.uk

Statement of Purpose:  SOP Aug 2016 Praxis Care Glenfield and Melton Projects


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