Goldcrest CourtSupported Living Plus
Overview of Goldcrest Court
Goldcrest Court is designed to support eight individuals with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities. The service also supports individuals who are stepping down from secure units and hospitals including those who may have experienced previous placement breakdowns.
Tailored Design, Bespoke Accommodation
Goldcrest Court is a shared supported living plus service which is designed for up to eight people with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities.
The service has been very carefully designed, with an open plan yet homely space cleverly designed to allow easy passing spaces for wheelchairs as well as a spacious lift to access the first floor bedrooms.
Designed to be fully accessible, each individual room (located on the first floor) has its own bathroom with the facility for a hoist tracking system, as well as an open plan bedroom and lounge area. An assisted bathroom with motion reclining bath is also available for all.
The service also features an accessible communal kitchen with a height-adjustable and hobs. The large open plan communal area offers opportunities for people to take part in shared activities which will help to build key skills and offer an opportunity to interact with others.
Goldcrest Court benefits from a private garden and orangery, both of which have been designed to be fully accessible. The local park is close by, providing individuals with the chance to go out into the local community and enjoy some green space and fresh air.
Having a range of bright and friendly communal areas is important to our ethos, encouraging independence and reducing social isolation by providing a welcoming space for individuals to engage in activities or events based on shared interests. This model has proved effective in supporting individuals to become significantly more independent over time.
The services have been carefully designed to provide a safe yet homely environment for the people that will live and work there. Rounded corners on walls, stimulating artwork and solid, stylish furniture, fixtures and fittings give a clear indication that the buildings have been redeveloped to exacting specifications, with safety, accessibility and independence at their heart. Interior design themes take inspiration from the town’s farming and industrial history, from a farmhouse theme with wooden furniture and uplifting artwork in one building to an industrial theme in the other.
Read Sarah’s story
Sarah’s fantastic journey from hospital through to full independent living in her own flat in Hemel Hempstead. Sarah’s transition into her own flat took three years, after many years of relapses and long-stays in secure settings – An incredible achievement for Sarah!
Goldcrest Court features its own on-site cafe. As well as providing somewhere for our service users to relax with a drink and socialise with friends and family, The Foundry cafe offers people a safe and familiar space to develop their independence before venturing further afield. The cafe is open to the local community and we are working to develop into a hub of activities to encourage local people and community groups to use the space.
The Local Community:
Goldcrest Court benefits from close community links, transport links and a team with extensive knowledge of the local area. Located in the community of Netherton, less than two miles from Dudley, the service has easy access to local shops, restaurants, sports facilities, social groups and health services.Access to these services plays an essential role in community integration, social skill development and facilitating positive relationships outside of the service.
Our Multi-Disciplinary Team
Our in-house Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) can provide therapeutic and behavioural input on top of a person’s support as an additional resource once agreed individually and/or with the funding authority.
Input can range from clinical consultation; rehabilitative support for someone in crisis; support for complex assessments and transitions; resolving and reducing emotional and behavioural issues through positive behaviour support approaches; observing, training and mentoring support teams; right through to simply being on hand to give extra advice and guidance to our support teams.
Our specialised and highly qualified MDT includes a Clinical Director, Psychology, Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech and Language Therapy (SALT). Our MDT work in conjunction with our support teams as well as internal Training, Quality and Risk Management and Operational Teams. We also work closely alongside external partners including Behavioural Specialists, Psychiatry, dieticians and fitness experts.
We provide a rapid response to referrals and will normally arrange a professional assessment within a few days of your call.
A full and detailed pre-admission assessment is always carried out, free of charge and without obligation, by our highly experienced team prior to a placement offering being made. This values the unique and complex needs of each person and forms the basis of the individuals support plans if they move into the service.