Innovative technology for people with Learning Disabilities

The Willows Residential Care Home is situated close to Cleveleys Town Centre and run by Lancashire County Council. The Willows is registered for a maximum of 6 people who have learning disabilities aged between 18-45, and offers person centered care to its residents 24/7. The Specialist Care Categories are Autism/ASD, Epilepsy, Speech Impairment, Hearing Impairment & Deafness. The home. There are two floors of the home available for residents and it comprises of four single and one double room. En-suite facilities are provided and in addition, bathrooms are available on both floors.

“I have been a Care manager for 33 years and by far, this is the most interesting and informative piece of work I have ever had the privilege of being introduced to. It captures every aspect of the person and creates the personalised care plan with them at the centre of this. Being able to project the personalised care plan onto the wall was a great benefit.

In circumstances where the Service User has the ability to use the system they are 90% capable of operating the system themselves and during its use within the care home, the Service Users showed some reluctance in giving it up.

In the cases where the Service User was less able, it has been so easy for the staff to grasp the concept work with them.

I have been inspired by its content and look forward to its continued use in stimulating and occupying our Service Users.”

Kimberly Smith, Manager

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