House has existed for over 10 years in the centre of Burngreave.
It is a private residential centre for adults with learning difficulties
and mental health problems.
Anne Hudson, the manager, explained there are 3
levels of support provided to residents.
1. The main house - which provides constant support
and care for residents.
2. The cottages - which is for residents who can live semi-independently.
3. The Self help house - which is for residents who need minimum
care, the aim is promote independence and self care.
The house provides 33 beds and is complemented by
a full range of staff. Over the last 9 years Carrwood House has
been effective in channelling residents into colleges, day centres,
drop in centres and work orientated training. This helps residents
to use their skills and promotes independence.
Staff at Carrwood are also working with local organisations
to ensure residents are seen as part of the community in Burngreave
and to bring local workers into Carrwood to enhance the skills of
residents. New and innovative ways of working are taking place including
a 10 week course on art and drawing, which has been organised by
Tony Tingle from the Life Long Learning Education service.
Anne explained “last year was the first time
residents were taken abroad which was very successful and a two
week holiday for 16 residents to Majorca is planned for October
this year. The residents are really excited about it”.
A gardening project for residents called FOCUS (
Focus on Creative skills) is being set up. Residents will have an
allotment to grow fresh fruit and produce, and encourage their gardening
skills. So how does this benefit the health of residents? Anne replied
“This has huge benefits. It gives them new skills, builds
their self esteem and confidence, gives them the opportunity to
grow and use fresh produce and gives them a sense of achievement.
Carrwood House is about improving their quality of life and creating
a sense of health and wellbeing.”
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