Denmark Street – Opened in June 2014 and is home to 5 service users, 4 male and 1 female with ages ranging from 48 – 76 years of age. The home caters for ambulant individuals, who do not receive any therapeutic interventions and is unable to offer nursing care. Service users are supported to live an independent life as possible with staff support around general life skills, participation in menu planning, shopping, meal preparation, cooking and washing and ironing. Service users are involved in monthly keyworking sessions which enables staff to help put together weekly menus and activity planning.

Denmark Street is a 5 bedroomed three storey terraced house in a quiet street roughly 400m from the centre of Gateshead. There are great transport links and many local facilities including doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, shops, churches and pubs in close proximity of Denmark St.

Following initial assessments and agreements to admit an individual, Ashdown Care agrees to a three-month “trial period” (this is stipulated in the Service Users Occupancy Agreement). The “Trial period” gives a timescale for the service user to decide whether “this is the place for them” and during this time opportunity exists for the service user to get to know and build a relationship with staff and other service users so they feel comfortable in their new environment, this also allows Ashdown Care time to identify the basis of any continuing plan of care and continue with the assessment process.

On arrival into the service, each individual is allocated a Keyworker who is responsible for monitoring; reviewing and co-ordinating the Service Plan for the individual, this can also include activity planning, making and attending appointments, support with living daily skills etc

Westbourne Avenue – Opened in November 2014 is the latest acquisition of Ashdown Care Plus. Westbourne Avenue is home to 2 male service users. The Home caters for ambulant individuals, who do not receive any therapeutic interventions and is unable to offer personal or nursing care. Staff at Westbourne Avenue support the 2 service users to live an independent life as possible by ensuring bills are paid, weekly shopping is planned and purchased around a weekly menu plan that is agreed with service users. Service users are encouraged to fully participate in the planning, preparation and cooking of meals with the service. Staff also support the service users to participate in weekly activity planning which provides structure and social interaction to their week.

Westbourne Avenue is a 3 bedroomed flat in a quiet street roughly 400m from the centre of Gateshead. There are great transport links and many local facilities including doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, shops, churches and pubs in close proximity of Westbourne Avenue.

Following initial assessments and agreements to admit an individual, Ashdown Care agrees to a three-month “trial period” (this is stipulated in the service users occupancy agreement).  The “Trial period” gives a timescale for the service user to decide whether “this is the place for them” and during this time opportunity exists for the service user to get to know and build a relationship with staff and other service users so they feel comfortable in their new environment. This also allows Ashdown Care time to identify the basis of any continuing plan of care and continue with the assessment process.

On arrival into the service, each individual is allocated a Keyworker who is responsible for monitoring; reviewing and co-ordinating the Service Plan for the individual. This can also include activity planning, making and attending appointments, support with living daily skills etc.

75 Eastbourne Avenue – Opened in January 2015 is the latest acquisition of the Ashdown Care Group. 75 Eastbourne Avenue is home to 1 male service user with complex needs. Staff support Includes daily support around personal hygiene, general every day tasks such as cooking, cleaning, shopping, support around managing health problems and liaising with medical professionals relating to the welfare of the service user. Staff also provide access to the community support and ensure the service user has a weekly Activity Plan arranged that meets the service user’s wants and needs.

75 Eastbourne Avenue is a ground floor 2 bedroom flat in a quiet street roughly 400m from the centre of Gateshead. There are great transport links and many local facilities including doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, shops, churches and pubs in close proximity of 75 Eastbourne Avenue.

Following initial assessments and agreements to admit an individual, Ashdown Care agrees to a three-month trial period (this is stipulated in the service users occupancy agreement). The trial period gives a timescale for the service user to decide whether “this is the place for them”, and during this time opportunity exists for the service user to get to know and build a relationship with staff and other service users so they feel comfortable in their new environment. This also allows Ashdown Care time to identify the basis of any continuing plan of care and continue with the assessment process.

On arrival into the service, each individual is allocated a Keyworker who is responsible for monitoring; reviewing and co-ordinating the Service Plan for the individual, this can also include activity planning, making and attending appointments, support with living daily skills, etc.