Dove Valley Mews is a community residential service providing outcome focused care for adults living with a learning disability and associated complex needs who may have behaviours that challenge. This new service is opening in Summer 2019 and is now accepting referrals. Dove Valley Mews, which is based five miles away from Barnsley town centre in the suburb of Wombwell, offers modern residential accommodation comprising of two separate apartments (a three bed and a two bed) and an enclosed outdoor garden within a homely environment. All bedrooms at Dove Valley Mews are en-suite and the individuals we support are encouraged to personalise as they wish. Ongoing assessment and high staffing levels, based on a minimum ratio of one staff member to two residents, means that we are able to meet each individual’s changing needs as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported. Regular review meetings involving the resident, their family and professionals are held to review outcomes, set new goals and re-assess support levels as individuals progress. Promoting an individual’s independence is very important at Dove Valley Mews and people are encouraged to prepare food and drinks for themselves and their visitors. Developing self-care and daily living skills is a core part of life at the service. The management and staff team have comprehensive training, including all mandatory training and bespoke training specific to the needs of the residents; this includes CIS, safeguarding, food safety, first aid, approved intervention techniques, autism, mental health, mental capacity and record keeping. Our residents profile: Adults from the age of 18 Individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning disability accompanied with challenging behaviour including mental illness, co-morbid substance misuse or a forensic background We do not accept people detained under the Mental Health Act (1983). However, we can support people on the following sections: 7 (Guardianship), 17 (Planned/authorised leave), 117 (Aftercare arrangements) or a Community Treatment Order Our facilities: Five en-suite bedrooms – each individual is encouraged to personalise their own room Kitchen, lounge and dining facilities Garden with outdoor seating Suitable for wheelchair users Our community links: Bowling – Barnsley Bowl Cinemas – Parkway, Vue Shopping – Cortonwood Retail Park, Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Barnsley Town Centre Parks – Locke, Elsecar, Wombwell Woods Activities – Barnsley Metrodome Water Park, The Botanical Gardens – Sheffield, RSPB Old Moor Leisure Centres – Metrodome Leisure Complex, Wath-upon-Dearne, Dearneside Download the Dove Valley Mews Flyer910.80 KB Referrals are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].