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Welcome to Wellcroft House

Age Range: 18+
Purpose: LD
Beds: 6
CQC Rating: Good

Statement of purpose

As a registered adult’s residential home, Wellcroft House provides ongoing support for young people. Focusing on enabling greater independence for those with moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex disabilities. We achieve this through the building of friendships and relationships, preventing isolation and working towards transitions into semi-independent living and community living.

We actively encourage the discovery of new skills and interests, supporting individuals to be part of our local community. Everyone has a common set of needs but we also pride ourselves on tailored and personalised support, for example supporting different faith groups accessing local places of worship or dietary requirements.

Staff at Wellcroft House place a strong emphasis on community involvement and integration. Taking great pride in creating a homely environment that focuses on social interaction and regular activities that stimulate mind and body. Along with encouraging & supporting individuals to take part in fundraising activities regularly, including the Rainbow Walk for Autism. We have built good relationships with relatives and get them involved with as many activities as possible –  everyone loves the annual family BBQ.

Wellcroft House offers young people a welcoming place to live where they can feel at home. Each has their individual space furnished for them according to their likes and needs.

All individuals are actively encouraged to become involved in the running of the home; this includes decision making such as décor, menu’s, food shopping and activities.

Wellcroft House also offers:

  • Great Town centre location
  • 24 hour support 365 days a year
  • Utilises assistive technologies
  • Accepts referrals from any local authority
  • Recorded impact assessment monitoring

Registered manager, Roma Cantello, holds NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care, EDI Level 3 in Management (QCF) and Advance Level Apprenticeship in Management. Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services- Adults Residential Management (England)

Roma has been manager since 2015. She started as a chef having studied catering at college and worked as a chef for 17 years. Within months of arriving at Wellcroft House in 2009 she started getting involved with young people and going out on activities with them. She gave up her job in the kitchen to become a support worker and she hasn’t looked back since. Roma went on to become a senior support worker, then deputy manager and finally the residential manager.

Roma is passionate about ensuring that people with learning disabilities has opportunities to enjoy new life experiences.

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