- Placement Type: Care home for younger adults with Learning Disabilites
- Number of Places: 7
- Additional Facilities: Training flat for independent Living training within the home
- Progression: 2 bedsits and 1 supported living flat attached
Eldra Court is a residential care service for younger adults with learning disabilities and associated emotional and social needs, provided by the Phoenix Learning & Care Group. Eldra Court is a large house with a homely environment consisting at present of six single bedrooms, one training flat, communal rooms and gardens. Each resident has their own bedroom all with en-suite or private bathrooms, communal rooms and a large garden.
The residence is situated in the seaside town of Teignmouth on the mouth of the river Teign, a short walk away from the seafront. The town of Teignmouth has a wide variety of shops and services and ample beaches which are all within a ten minute walk of the home. Torquay and Exeter are all situated within easy reach of the home. Public transport links are within 10 min walk of the home.
‘provide our service users with the skills and support they need to become as independent’
The surrounding countryside provides excellent opportunities for walking, cycling, fishing and beach and water sports. The National Park of Dartmoor is approximately twelve miles away and provides many opportunities for outdoor activities and has some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
Eldra Court is a well established service which has been in operation since 2005. The primary aim of Eldra Court is to provide care, support and life skills training to service users to live an ordinary life. These individuals at time of entry to Eldra Court would not be able to live in a less supportive environment. At Eldra Court we promote a person Centred approach to care and support and ensure all residents are safe and cared for by a dedicated and trained staff team.
Eldra Court provides a structured approach to care and independency training, with an emphasis on accessing the local community. The majority of our service users display some degree of associated emotional and/or social difficulties. We provide our service users with a structured programme of care, vocational, social and independency training, with the object of building up and repairing damaged or under-developed self-images, and increasing their self-discipline, confidence and self-advocacy skills. Ensuring service users make better decisions and have a greater control over the direction of their lives.
Whenever possible the aim is to develop the individual service user’s skills and confidence to the point where they could progress to a lesser supported form of service.
At Eldra Court we have a philosophy of responding to the needs and challenges of the individual with no preconceptions. We aim to provide our service users with the skills and support they need to become as independent and confident as possible in today’s society, whether or not they reach the point of being able to progress to a less supported living service.