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Goscote Centre

Goscote Centre provides a friendly supportive and safe environment which offers a day service from 9am to 4pm for adults with complex learning disabilities with associated health care needs, challenging behaviours, low level nursing requirements and physical/sensory disabilities.

Goscote Centre offers a unique service which is value for money and designed to meet the needs of the most vulnerable people in society who require a significant amount of support in all aspects of their daily lives.

Vision

Our vision is to work in partnership with service users and their carers whilst utilising the expertise of other professionals and support agencies to enable us to deliver a service that is personal centred and empowering so that service users can aspire to achieve personal goals and feel valued as individuals through positive experiences.

Core principles which underpin service delivery at Goscote Centre include:

  • promoting independence
  • adopting a person-centred approach in all aspects of service delivery
  • inclusion and community integration

Aims and objectives

Goscote Centre tries to ensure that service users are involved and included in all aspects of the care and support provided whether this choosing what they want to eat or drink or what activities they wish to participate in during the day. Special emphasis is placed on communication and promoting independence to enable service users to express their choices and preferences so that they can be as self managing as possible.

Service users and carers expectations from our service will differ because for some service users the service provided will enable them to explore in safe environments, for others it maybe enable them to maintain and develop their existing skills, and  acquire new skills.

Individual outcomes are identified in service users Care and Development Plans which are reviewed with service users and carers to ensure that we continue to meet their changing needs.

We have seven base rooms at Goscote Centre, each one with service users with different levels of support needs therefore compatibility, resources and staffing are carefully considered.

Rooms 1, 2, 3, and 4

Staff in these rooms support service users with profound multiple learning disabilities, severe learning disabilities, dementia, physical disabilities, and challenging behaviours. Care involves low level nursing, personal care and assisted feeding.

Room 5

Currently supports adults with physical disabilities, however this service is currently under review to assess service user’s capacity to access main stream support services.

Rooms 6 and 7

Staff in these rooms support service users with severe and moderate learning disabilities, and challenging behaviours. Care involves assisted feeding.

Activities

Activities offered by staff are agreed at service user’s consultation meetings.

In-house activities include:

  • cooking
  • IT
  • music therapy
  • storytelling
  • arts and craft
  • opti-music sensory room
  • relaxation
  • repositioning and exercises
  • gardening
  • aromatherapy
  • beauty therapy
  • breakfast clubs
  • project work

External community activities include:

  • library visits
  • bowling
  • swimming
  • shopping trips
  • visiting restaurants
  • visiting places of interest
  • hobbies

Calendar of events

Special events and celebrations are agreed for the year which provides activities and projects with a sense of purpose and service users with a sense of achievement.

Rehabilitation service

This service is delivered form a self contained area at the rear of the building with its own entrance. The rehab service offers a borough wide service with referrals received directly from physiotherapists for patients who suffer from neurological conditions or stroke. The staff based in this unit will carry out physiotherapy programmes devised by the physiotherapist to maintain and improve patient’s range of movements in order to maintain their independence. This service is currently funded by the NHS and is subject to annual reviews.

Community restaurant

The restaurant is easily accessible via the main entrance to Goscote Centre and it caters for diverse needs with vegetarian and non-vegetarian options on a daily basis. Staff who work in the kitchen are trained in nutrition and prepare meals which include soft options for individuals who have difficulties with swallowing or digestion. Special events and celebrations are reflected in meals offered which also attract paying customers from the local communities.

Goscote Greenacres

This refers to the greenbelt land that surrounds Goscote Centre. The development of Goscote Greenacres is steered by a committee which is made up of local residents. The grounds consist of 54 plots which are owned by local residents and community groups to grow fruit, vegetables and herbs. There is a woodlands walkway, canal-side access for fishing, two polly tunnels used to cultivate fruits and vegetables, a farm shop and a sensory environment. The grounds host regular community events throughout the year and are maintained to a very high standard offering a colourful and peaceful environment for service users and local residents to enjoy.

Hire of facilities

Certain rooms at Goscote Centre are available for hire in order to promote integration and maximise use of facilities, and these include the sensory room, two fully equipped kitchens with rise and fall units and communal areas such as the dining room and lounge.

Rooms can be hired for £15.00 per hour, subject to availability.

Goscote Centre also has an agreement with NHS whereby consultant surgeries are held on site four days a week for residents within the local communities as well as for service users who access the Goscote Centre. Again this is to facilitate community integration and joint partnership working.

Goscote Centre continues to have a long standing agreement with a charitable organisation which supports children with autism to enable them to learn and explore in a safe environment. This arrangement is outside of our core business hours.

Referral process

In order to be considered for a placement at Goscote Centre you would need to contact us.

Any charges for placements at Goscote Centre would be determined during your initial review when your eligibility for a social care service is assessed. Charges do not include meals, and transport is not provided by Goscote Centre.

If you have any questions or queries, contact the area manager, or a senior reablement officer on 01922 655800.

Or you can write to us:

Goscote Centre

Goscote Lane

Walsall WS3 1SJ