Rehability UK Community
Our service in Ladywood is a complex of thirteen self-contained flats with a management office on site. There is also a hub on site where the people we support and can undertake activities or use the space to socialise. The service has been established for many years, and it has a real community feel. The area office is based here.
We have a number of shared supported living homes around Birmingham, supporting adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. These properties have some shared communal spaces including kitchen, dining, lounge, bathroom and garden space.
Our service in Cradley Heath is a supported living complex, which opened in April 2019. This is a development of nine self-contained flats including 8 one bedded flats and one two bedroomed flat. The complex has been designed to support adults with a primary diagnosis of mental health needs. There is an office on site, and the staff team includes an experienced Team Manager, Team Leader, a number of specialist mental health recovery workers and support workers. We also have a concierge on duty overnight.
Meet the Manager
My Journey into health and social care started 25 years ago as a support worker, I have worked in a few different settings: Learning disabilities, acquired brain injury, challenging behaviours, mental health. I once tried something else - business administration but my heart was not in it, after a couple of day’s sitting in an office, I knew I needed to remain in health and social care, therefore continued my studies at university in applied health and social care.
I get a buzz from getting out and about and meeting new people, advocating support with people tailored to their own individual needs and preferences and seeing the difference it can make to people’s lives (it’s the most rewarding job in the world). I take pride in all that I do, and I do it with the human touch. There is no denying that this line of work is not always easy, its fast paste and forever changing, I enjoy learning new things daily and passing on my knowledge to my team. I am hands on open minded – not everyone likes change but change is good, I like to look at things and reflect on how it can be done better – in a universal kind of way, I maybe the / a manager but my team mean everything to me and I will always invest my knowledge and their knowledge collaboratively and together we will create amazing outcomes for the people we support and each other.
I am a bit of a gym goer – I love lifting weights and pushing myself to be a better version of myself daily. I do a bit of voluntary work around domestic violence for male victims in my spare time.