Mission: To provide 24-hour support to ten adults with learning difficulties, empowering them to make their own choices and achieve as much independence as possible.
Emmaus House, Alabaré’s only registered care home, is a beautiful Grade Two listed building situated in Salisbury city centre. It provides 24-hour support to ten adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and offers a safe and homely environment with a Christian ethos. The accommodation is set over three floors, with the ground floor adapted to cater for service users with physical disabilities. Each service user is assigned a Key Worker who will work with them to develop their day to day living skills; the focus is on enabling personal choice and goal setting. Clients are actively encouraged to get involved in voluntary work, supported employment and training opportunities. Family and friends also play a big part in life at Emmaus, we want them to be fully involved in what we do.
In January 2007 Emmaus received an excellent assessment from the Commission for Social Care Inspection, with 11 out of the 14 assessment areas being graded as excellent. The report described Emmaus as having a warm and welcoming atmosphere and praised the amount of personalised support given to clients. The Inspectors were also impressed with the range of activities that clients took part in and their integration with the local community.
Outcomes for clients:
- Making their own choices in all aspects of their lives
- Identifying and pursuing their aspirations and increasing confidence and self-worth
- Increased awareness of personal safety and security
- Becoming self-advocates, being treated with respect and dignity and being free from discrimination
- Increased awareness around physical and mental wellbeing
- Managing their own finances and having economic wellbeing