Waymead short term care
Waymead is a place where people with learning disabilities who live at home with their main carer can come for a short stay, in order for them to get a break.
It is a recently refurbished building with 5 en suite bedrooms all on the ground floor with many pieces of specialist equipment that enables us to support people with a diverse range of needs.
People can stay from one night, a weekend or a few days, up to a week or two by special arrangement. We provide supported breaks for individuals away from Waymead too, at places such as holiday parks, cottages or even camping holidays.
We can also provide unplanned emergency stays if needed.
We work closely with you, your carer and other people who are important to you to make sure your time with us is as enjoyable as possible.
At Waymead, our aim is:
- to promote independence through the provision of personal and social care
- to support individuals to have a meaningful break from home
- to support individuals during their stay and acknowledge their personal lifestyle
- to provide respite to individuals and carers
- to work in partnership with families, carers and other professionals in the provision of care
- to operate within the council’s policies, guidelines and procedures
- to conform to Care Quality Commission standards
At Waymead, you will be supported during your stay. We:
- have zero tolerance of all forms of abuse
- support people with the same respect you would want for yourself or a member of your family
- treat each person as an individual by offering a personalised service
- enable people to maintain the maximum level of independence, choice and control
- listen, and support people to express their needs and wants
- respect people's right to privacy
- ensure people feel able to complain without fear of retribution
- engage with family members and carers as care partners
- assist people to maintain confidence and positive self esteem
- act to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation
A copy of these expectations is provided in every bedroom and is also available to take home.
A typical stay at Waymead might include:
- socialising with other guests
- choosing dinner or visiting shops to buy ingredients and cooking dinner, supported by staff
- planning activities for the stay, with other guests and staff
- taking part in local events, such as a music festival
- visiting a local cinema, pub or place of interest, or playing a game of golf
- relaxing with computer games, music, films, games or sensory activities
You may also find it useful to visit our Safeguarding Adults at Risk page which includes information on the Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty safeguards.