Princes Street is an enhanced community home which provides community focused rehabilitation for adults with mental illness and/or an associated learning disability. The home is ideally located for safe, structured and gradual reintegration into the community, along with good transports links to Cardiff city centre.
The aim of the home is to provide a transition from a more secure environment to a community placement. The support team will work with the individual to enable them to move into either supported living or more independent accommodation.
The unit is led by an effective multidisciplinary team, experienced in rehabilitation, recovery and caring for individuals with complex needs. The team includes:
- Consultant psychiatrists
- Occupational therapists
The team also benefits from a progressive training programme towards achieving NVQ standards. The staff team are all trained to at least NVQ II and III.
Our dedicated staff team are on duty 24 hours a day, providing support with all day-to-day aspects of life – empowering people to live life to their full potential.
Princes Street provides a wide range of person-centred activities, both within the home and at external venues. A well-established day care programme is operational, with individuals involved in training for daily living skills including cooking, washing and other domestic chores, arts and crafts and gardening.
Princes Street liaises with families, community organisations, social services departments and purchasing authorities to support person-centred care planning, and ensures that the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs of all individuals are taken into account.
Other elements of the service include:
- Initial assessment which takes place within two working days of a referral being made
- Care planning formulation
- Support with recognising, identifying and achieving goals and ambitions
- Regular planning reviews
- Care and Treatment Planning (CTP) review meetings
- Risk assessments carried out and reviewed on a monthly basis or when required
- Recreational and social activities such as cinema visits, day trips and outings
Quality and safety:
- Registered under the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)
- Manager registered with Social Care Wales
- Regular audits are carried out to ensure high quality of service is maintained
- Independent advocacy is provided and is accessible on a regular basis
Referrals and admissions
- Males and females aged 18 years and older
- Individuals may be admitted informally, under the Mental Health Act, under guardianship orders, under conditional discharge, or community treatment orders
- Individuals who have a primary diagnosis of a learning disability
- Individuals who may have a previous or current mental illness
- Individuals who may present with behaviours that challenge
We provide an initial assessment which takes place within two working days of a referral being made.
Referrals are accepted from health boards, clinical commissioning groups, local authority commissioning teams, care co-ordinators and solicitors. An initial assessment will be undertaken by senior members of the multidisciplinary team within two working days. Once a referral has been accepted, funding approval must be in place before admission.