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Day Care Centre
Airport Industrial Estate,WICK, Caithness, KW1 4QA
Mrs Margaret Allen, Manager, 01955 606567
Laurandy Web Site
The Laurandy Centre is
a voluntary organisation which holds charitable status. It is run by a
Management Committee referred to as the Braehead Charity. The day to day
running of the Centre is the responsibility of the Centre manager,
Mrs Allan is the designated Manager for the purpose of registration with the Care Commission.
The Centre is inspected annually by inspecting officers from the Care Commission. Aspects of the inspection include the way the Centre is run and the records that are kept, also the quality of buildings, decoration and furnishings, what facilities are on offer and the standard of care provided. This includes staffing levels and staff training, and the way you are treated by staff.
The Laurandy Centre was officially opened on 30th August 1996 by Anderson Murray, MBE, JP, who along with other committee members was the driving force behind the development.
Funding for the running costs of the project comes from the Council and NHS.
PURPOSE AND AIMS
OF DAY CARE
PRINCIPLES OF CARE
The staff, under the supervision of the manager, will ensure that care practice will consider the privacy, dignity, independence, rights, choice and fulfilment of the people who attend.
STATEMENT OF RIGHTS
As an attender at the Centre you will be a member of a small community. As such you will have obligations of conduct towards your fellow attenders and members of staff.
The above rights should not be regarded as in any way over-riding these obligations.
MORE ABOUT THE CENTRE AND WHAT WE DO
The Centre is registered to accommodate 30 people daily.
The entrance to the building is very accessible by means of a ramp. Within the building there are two lounges and a spacious dining room. They are tastefully decorated and carpeted. The lounges are finished to the highest standards.
To enable easy access to toilets, we have six toilets throughout the building. Two are spaciously designed to assist access for any person who may have a disability. All toilets are fitted with grab rails. Two of the toilet areas are fitted with showers where assistance may be offered to any attender who may require support with their personal hygiene needs.
People attending can arrive as early as 9.30 am and leave for home at 3.30 pm, Monday to Friday. However we do offer individual alternative arrival and departure times. The minibus is available with an escort on board to pick people up each day or alternatively other arrangements can be made.
On arrival tea and toast is available in the dining rooms. A choice of lunch menu is available each day and special dietary needs can be catered for. The cost of lunch is £3.25 which includes morning tea, as well as afternoon tea for the people who choose to remain. The food is cooked by Pulteney House kitchen staff and is of an excellent standard. There is a comments slip available for any information required to be relayed back to the kitchen. The cooks’ appreciate knowing if the menu is successful and will accommodate to suit personal requests.
Throughout the day a choice of activities will be on offer. There is the opportunity for privacy as well as a chat with the other attenders. Each person can choose how to spend their day. Although the building is a no smoking area, there is a designated small lounge where attenders can have a smoke if they wish.
Individual choice is always a priority. This can be difficult for staff assisting people in group activities. The staff will at all times attempt to meet individual support needs which will have been identified in an individual care plan. This plan will provide important information for staff which will be confidential. Each attender will be given a questionnaire which will assist the staff to incorporate personal requests and wishes into the plan. The care plan will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
Interested parties should contact Social Work Services – tel 01955 605040. A person is then allocated to visit to assess if our service at the centre would be a suitable support service for that person’s individual needs. This may or may not be the case. The person visiting may be a social worker or Mrs Allan, the Centre Manager. During this visit details in the form of documentation will be taken and kept in confidence. A prior visit to the Centre can be arranged with family, if required.
The staff at the Centre are all experienced carers. To compliment the staff group there are several dedicated volunteers who visit each week and assist us with their particular talents and skills. We regard this help as an invaluable support pool.
If you wish to give a donation to assist with the continued running of the Laurandy Centre or help in some way, please get in touch with Mrs Margaret Allan at the Laurandy Centre, telephone 01955606567. E.mail firstname.lastname@example.org