Gregory House – Furness Road, Workington

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Individual Accommodation across Four Suites

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Support individuals with a diagnosis of Learning Disability/Autistic Spectrum Related Condition who may present with complex or challenging needs.

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Support individuals with a diagnosis of Mental Illness who may present with complex or challenging needs.


We strive to maintain the independence, individuality and dignity of all service users within a caring, safe and supportive atmosphere, and are sensitive to each individual’s ever changing needs. Our rehabilitation/recovery focussed services provide safe and nurturing environments for males and females who require multi-disciplinary specialist support. They may have stepped down from more secure environments, hospital or other rehabilitation services. We provide clearly defined pathways for individuals requiring focussed support during periods of transition. Our goal is to prepare those people in our care for sustained recovery by equipping them with the right skills and tools to manage in the next step of their journey whatever that may be, ideally living as independently as they can in a community setting.

Our support is designed to help achieve positive outcomes for individuals. For this to be effective, we believe that individuals must be recognised and supported as active assessors of their own needs whenever possible, planners of their own support and services and co-producers of their own outcomes.

Our intention is to ensure that appropriate and risk managed care and support are provided by our core team within a purpose built therapeutic environment.

Currently Recruiting

For further information please contact: Lisa Gardner, Service Manager on 01900 602320 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Accommodation

Gregory House is a purpose built detached building offering a high standard of nursing care and support for people with learning disabilities/mental illness and other complex needs such as a sensory impairment or epilepsy. They may also present with behaviour which is challenging to service delivery.

The spacious accommodation is specifically designed for the relevant service user group and is spilt into four separate suites each offering the following;

  • fully en-suite shower bedrooms
  • 1 large communal lounge/dining and TV room
  • 1 large communal lounge/dining room without TV
  • 1 rehabilitation kitchen and laundry
  • 1 fully accessible bathroom with specialist bath and large walk in shower
  • Private garden with patio
  • Staff office

In addition there is a central area which provides the following;

  • Reception area
  • Administration office
  • Lift to second floor
  • Large activity/meeting room
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Commercial laundry
  • Fully accessible toilet
  • Archive and storage rooms

The service is ideally situated within a large housing complex and affords access to all local and neighbouring facilities

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Therapeutic Activity

Therapeutic Activity, Rehabilitation and Recovery

Activity programmes are highly personalised and very much led by the needs and choices made by each individual. These programmes incorporate all aspects of daily life, rehabilitation, recovery and social/leisure pursuits, supported employment, lifelong learning and independent living skills.

All programmes will be supported, facilitated and assessed by the Multi-Disciplinary Team and will be designed for each individual according to assessed need.

Programmes will outline all agreed therapeutic activity and may include:

  • Active rehabilitation and skills development
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recovery approaches
  • Social and leisure activities

Leisure time is also important to enhance each individual’s quality of life and to maintain relationships with existing friends and be provided with opportunities to meet new ones, to add to their natural support networks.

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Staffing

A strong emphasis will be on employing local people with the provision of excellent training and development opportunities. Health and Social Care Partnerships currently employ in excess of 100 people. Employment opportunities will be created for at least 80 local individuals at Gregory House.

We have robust recruitment processes in place which ensures we have the best staff possible to enable us to provide the best possible care and support to service users.

Staff training and development is a priority and staff are supported to attain both professional and vocational qualifications including care certificates. Staff performance is monitored via regular staff supervision and appraisal and all staff have their own personal development plan. As well as having nurses and support workers in the team we also have a multi-disciplinary team to ensure service users are encouraged to reach their full potential.

For information on vacancies please see our careers page.

Find Us

Gregory House
Gregory House Furness Road
WORKINGTON
Cumbria
CA14 3PD
TEL 01900 602320