Gofal Cymru Care caters for individuals with complex social and emotional needs, or who require after-care / supervised discharge from Section under the Mental Health Act.
We appreciate how difficult a process transition may be for all concerned and so endeavour to make it as smooth as possible. Following is the initial referral:
- A needs assessment is undertaken in discussion with the individual’s family and care team looking at the holistic care needs of the individual, including medical, mobility, specialist equipment required, capacity and communication issues and the number of support hours required.
- Based on that assessment we look at how we can accommodate the needs of the individual. The commissioning team / case manager are invited to visit the home to discuss the individual’s needs and expected outcomes.
- A transition plan is formulated which is unique to each individual. This includes a MDT network day and trial visits by the individual to the home, including possibly an overnight stay(s).
- The care plan is refined based on more thorough assessment of any specific requirements. Financial and medication competencies are assessed by the relevant person and a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) application made if necessary.
- There then follows the detailed preparation of service delivery, management plans and risk assessments in order that transition may be as smooth as possible.
- Any extra training requirements for staff are identified and addressed and individuals already in our care prepared for the arrival of the new resident
Emergency admissions are at the discretion of the management team and their staff. Various criteria are considered including compatibility with individuals already residing at the home and availability of staff.
We also look at any specific needs that the individual may have that would need to be accommodated and whether we could safely meet those needs.