Parvale House celebrate 20 years of great support

January 18, 2017

Parvale House, in Kettering, are this week celebrating 20 years of supporting adults with Prader – Willi Syndrome and a range of complex needs including learning disability.

This milestone is being marked with the help of the entire support team and the people supported at the home by enjoying an evening meal in the local community. They are being joined by senior colleagues from Consensus who own and operate Parvale House.

Eve Price says; ”This really is something that we should be loud and proud about as we can also boast we still have 3 of the original 6 supported individuals living at Parvale. The people we support are very proud of what they achieve on a daily basis and so are the team at Parvale House.”

Parvale House is a residential service, which specialises in providing accommodation and support for six adults with PWS and a range of complex needs and behaviours associated with PWS. The first service in the UK to support adults exclusively with PWS, it has been supporting individuals since 1997. PWS is a genetic condition that predominantly manifests with early years onset of hyperphagia which is an abnormal unrelenting great desire for food driving the person towards excessive eating and, left unchecked, life threatening obesity. Other characteristics of PWS include, for example, learning disabilities that may range in severity, and challenging behaviours are a feature of PWS whether or not the person has a measured learning disability.
Parvale House was rated ‘Good’ in all five areas last year by the CQC and was praised for providing a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led service.

The report said: “People hugely benefited from a managerial culture that from top to bottom strived to have direct day-to-day involvement with the people they supported. People’s aspirations and achievements were promoted by leadership that motivated and enabled people to do well in the challenges they faced.”

And continued: “People were enabled to cultivate and act upon their aspirations and were motivated by care staff that gave due recognition to each person’s achievements. People’s skills and abilities were utilised to enhance their self-esteem and individuals had been encouraged and enabled to take up meaningful paid work with employers in the community.”

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