Taking the plunge to achieve long term goals

September 29, 2017

Through a great deal of planning by our external activities lead Kara, Fatima and Diane have begun swimming, this is a huge achievement for them both as both have extremely complex needs.

The team were keen to offer swimming for the ladies in meeting their aspirations and needs identified in their support plans and worked with an occupational therapist to undertake assessments before swimming could commence in a public pool.

Parents of both ladies purchased flotation aids enabling freedom of movement and ensuring safety. Now a firm favourite for both, swimming is now in their diaries twice a week and has given their limbs a sense of freedom, with both sharing that they have achieved a feeling of complete relaxation through taking the plunge.

Swimming may not sound like much to some, but for these ladies and the team it was a great achievement and the result of a lot of determination and hard work.

Station Road, who specialise in supporting adults with a learning disability and a range of complex needs, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, were rated as ‘Good’, in their last inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

It was praised by inspectors, for providing a safe, effective, caring, and responsive service.

The report noted that Care plans were written in a person centred manner and focussed on empowering people; personal choice, ownership for decisions and people being in control of their life. They detail how people wished to be supported and people are fully involved in making decisions about their care. Each individual participates in a range of activities and receive the support they need to help them do this.

Station Road specialises in providing accommodation and support for up to eleven people with physical or learning disabilities or autistic spectrum disorder. Support is tailored to the needs, goals and aspirations of the individual so that they can live a meaningful, fulfilling life of their choosing.