Located in the beautiful town of Crowborough in East Sussex, The Vines is a person-centred residential service. We specialise in supporting people with an acquired brain injury (ABI), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and progressive neurological conditions (PNC). This includes Dementia, Epilepsy, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, a Stroke and Korsakoff's syndrome. We are currently accepting admissions for mid- to long-term placements.
The Vines aims to promote independence and help each resident to return back into the community, where possible.
Self-contained flats at The Vines
We recently opened two self-contained flats at our specialist residential care home for adults with an ABI, TBI and PNC.
The two self-contained flats at The Vines are specifically designed as transitional accommodation and a stepping stone to either supported living or a placement within our residential care home in the future.
Our flats will provide an ideal pathway to help ensure that the people we support progress to a less restrictive environment, equipped with the skills required to live as independently as possible.
The Vines provides a step-down service that offers support for individuals who have had their initial post-acute rehabilitation in hospital services. For individuals with a PNC, we offer a flexible and responsive approach to their care. We celebrate and support what they are able to do, when they are able to do so, whilst preparing for ways they can continue to excel as their condition progresses.
Individuals with a PNC are supported to live independently for as long as possible, whilst early interventions are put into place to support them as their conditions progress. The interventions include the use of communication books and teaching of gestures and signs before a person is unable to speak, so that they are supported and prepared for the effects of their conditions.
The specialist residential service offers a tranquil environment, with a wide range of spacious communal areas and gardens. The facilities and services include:
- 12 spacious bedrooms, four of which are en-suite
- Two new self-contained flats
- A range of spacious communal areas, including a lounge, dining room, kitchen and quiet room
- A large well-maintained garden offering a tranquil environment for residents
- Facilities and equipment to further support the needs of residents, including wet rooms and a lift
- An experienced multidisciplinary staff team
- Innovative person-centred support programmes
- A focus on developing independence and daily living skills
- Planned in-house and external community activities for residents to enjoy
- Access to music therapy and pet therapy, as well as attending Headway
Developing daily living skills
At The Vines, we promote independence and further development of daily living skills through person-centred daily activities plans, based on individual interests and abilities.
Our individualised activities plans are based on prior interests and work history, prior to a person’s brain injury. In addition, as part of creating the personalised activities plan, we will incorporate multidisciplinary team (MDT) goals and actions into the timetables to ensure that all of the individuals are progressing with their own rehabilitation.
As an example, a residents’ goal might be to help prepare meals and actively be involved in meal preparation. This will be incorporated into their timetable and small achievable goals will be set. A first goal might be to cut and prepare the vegetables, the second goal would be to then add the vegetables to the meal and monitor how this is cooking.
Throughout the year, we will also be undertaking new housing projects at The Vines with the involvement of residents. This further enhances their skills, such as developing and maintaining vegetable patches.
The daily living skills we develop at The Vines includes:
- Food shopping
- Personal care
- Accessing the local community