Mill Hayes is a new service.
The Operations Manager, Kevin Taylor, is a Mental Health Nurse still active on the register having trained at Broadmoor Hospital and worked on the wards for 17 years between there and Ashworth Hospital, formerly Park Lane and Moss Side on Merseyside. He worked in a number of HMP settings before moving to the Private health sector. More recently he has set up a number of supported living and residential settings for people over the past 13 years.
The registered Manager Julia O’Reilly is a learning Disability Nurse having trained at Stallington Hospital, Staffordshire in the mid 90’s. In addition to Hospital Experience She has gone on to set up services in the Community.
Kevin and Julia have worked together in a previous employment for 5 years before being employed by Careview Services. Both have a strong vision of empowerment of people who use the service by staff training support and supervision
The facilities at Mill Hayes Residential and Support at Home Services are designed to meet all the individual needs of the people who use our service. The residential service consists of two floors. The first floor can be accessed via the stairs or by the lift.
There are 7 studio bedrooms with en-suite facilities, four on the ground floor and three on the first floor. Each studio bedroom provides each person with their own small lounge to relax in, carry out individual pursuits and entertain their guests in private, if they so wish.
There are two Kitchens one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. How these facilities are used by individuals living in the residential provision is dependent upon her/his ability and skills and agreed in their care plan; this includes the cleaning arrangements for her/his studio room.
There are two communal lounges on ground floor for use by service users whenever they wish to socialise with other residents. There is an additional quiet lounge located on the first floor and can be utilised as a visitors’ room should an individual not wish to use their own room for this purpose. There is a large conservatory in addition to the two lounges downstairs.
The home has been operational for Eighteen months now and the people who use the home have determined it’s use. The two downstairs lounges are used by the people one as a quieter area and the other is livelier. There are 5 people using the service presently, one of those is moving into his own flat within the next few weeks. Compatibility is assessed and no place will be offered if we believe the new person will negatively affect the homely living of those already using the service.