Osprey MewsSupported Living Plus
Overview of Osprey Mews
Osprey Mews is a Supported Living Plus service designed to support six individuals with learning disabilities, autism and behaviours which may be described as challenging. 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
Osprey Mews consists of six bright, modern and spacious self-contained flats. Each flat contains a bedroom, ensuite bathroom, living room/dining space and kitchen. Some of the flats also have an additional room and bathroom. Ideal for those with complex needs, these additional rooms can be used flexibly for those requiring additional space. This also minimises disruption if repairs are required or if additional space is needed for higher levels of support.
Osprey Mews benefits from private outside space. A decked area offers a valuable opportunity for soaking up the sunshine. 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!
Osprey Mews 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:
Osprey Mews 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.