Directory of Helping Services | Group Homes, Learning Disability Programme

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Details

Parent Organisation Mid Atlantic Wellness Insitute
Phone Number 236-3770 ex 3380 or 3381
Website Address bermudahospitals.bm/services-listing/mental-health/learning-disability-programme
Hours of Operation 24 hours

About Group Homes, Learning Disability Programme

Purpose

There are 13 group homes across the length of Bermuda. Each home supports between four and nine people, with a total of 68 residents across all the group homes. The homes are staffed by community support workers, who are supported by two clinical managers and the members of the multidisciplinary team.

Two of the group homes have been adapted to enable people who use wheelchairs to be supported with dignity while maximising their independence. One of the properties belongs to BHB, but the other homes are rented on the open market or from Project 100, a charitable organisation established to purchase and adapt suitable houses.

A small number of service users in group homes are supported into sheltered employment. Up to 25 service users attend the New Dimensions Programme each day, while others are engaged in different community-based activities from the homes. Several of the homes have their own cars/minibuses or can access these on a regular basis.

Respite care can be provided in three of the group homes. Adults who live in their family home can apply for respite of up to six weeks per year. The aim of respite care is to provide regular breaks for families to enable them to support their family member throughout the rest of the year. Access to respite care is through the team’s social worker. It is usually paid for by the individual’s health insurance or by the family.

Services

  • multi- disciplinary team support and services to residents
  • Respite

Categories: Care Homes (rest, nursing & group homes), Disability - Cognitive and Learning, Government & Quangos, Respite Care