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Vermont House is a bespoke Residential Service designed to support up to six autistic adults, or those with learning disabilities and associated needs, to develop the skills and confidence necessary to lead a more independent life.
Vermont House is a characterful Victorian property in Sutton Coldfield, north Birmingham. The service has been designed to support six people, including those who may have experienced previous placement breakdowns. We put fun and friendship at the heart of what we do, with all activities designed to help the people we support to become more independent and enjoy life to its fullest.
Vermont House offers six spacious en-suite bedrooms, complemented by a variety of communal spaces, which are designed to encourage social interaction, reduce isolation, and support the varied needs of the people we support. There is also a transition flat, which has its own kitchen, and dining space.
We have a large communal kitchen which is ideal for supporting independent living skills such as cooking, washing up and laundry. Each floor features a homely and modern lounge area, ideal for anything from watching TV to getting involved in a range of activities. The focus is on fun and enjoyment while promoting choice and independence. We are a varied group with a wide range of interests, from playing cricket or basketball to knocking out a tune on the karaoke machine!
The house also has a low arousal conservatory area, which is used for quiet activities or for those who benefit from having space away from the hustle and bustle of the busier rooms. Our enclosed garden is home to a trampoline and a range of garden games, as well as an activity room, with table tennis and a range of other activities.
Our residential provision is far removed from traditional models of support— with a focus on community integration, proactive development of independence and Individual Care Pathways.
Our qualified team members provide each person with the care and support that they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – providing a safe, positive and stimulating environment. Services are carefully designed to meet the needs of the individuals who live there —adapting provision to meet individual need, whilst ensuring staffing structures and training are built around each person.
We are proud to have committed, proactive, and experienced teams supporting hundreds of people across the UK. Together, we put the needs of the people we support at the heart of everything that we do in order to provide consistent, high-quality care.
Our recruitment process is focussed on values, ensuring that we only employ people who believe in kindness, involvement, quality of life and progress. We provide ongoing training, support and mentoring to ensure that our team have the skills required to deliver high quality care.
This service is part of our tiered support model, providing a complete Transition Care Pathway from Residential to Supported Living services on the same site. For people with complex needs, or those who struggle with change, this care pathway creates a balance between familiarity and what is new and decreases anxieties around change. This is proven to facilitate smoother and more successful transitions.
In addition to our highly trained support teams, we also have a specialist in-house Clinical Support Team. The Clinical Support Team is a team of specialists from different disciplines, who work closely together to deliver additional support and expertise to the people we support at Precious.
By having an in-house team, we bring together professionals and practitioners from across different sectors to deliver person-centred, holistic care which focuses on the needs of the individual. With no need to apply and wait for support from external teams, we can provide this specialist support quickly and efficiently.
At Precious, we are committed to improving the support we provide by embedding Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) throughout the organisation. At its very core, PBS is about treating people with respect, putting their needs at the centre and enabling them to achieve the quality and enjoyment of life that everyone aspires to.
PBS takes a person-centred approach to identify which areas of support will be most helpful to each individual. This includes working closely with the people we support to make sure that their choices and goals are heard, respected and actioned.
Vermont House is situated in Sutton Coldfield, not far from Birmingham. The town centre, featuring leisure facilities, shopping areas and a vibrant and varied cafe and restaurant scene, is close by. Sutton Park, one of the largest urban parks in the UK, is also less than ten minutes walk away. The mix of town and country offers plenty of opportunity for engaging in all that the local community has to offer.
We provide a rapid response to referrals and we will normally arrange a professional assessment within a few days of your call.
Our highly experienced team will carry out a full and detailed pre-admission assessment, free of charge and without obligation, prior to a placement being offered. This focuses on understanding the unique needs of each person and forms the basis of the their support plans if they move into the service.
Referrals and Placement Team
Tel no: 020 8826 4343
Mobile: 07550 188 004