Dorking – Pound House

Contact details

4 Pound House, Westcott Road, Dorking. RH4 3EA
Tel: 01306 888290

Pound House Dorking


Overview

Pound House provides accommodation, support and care for 11 adults with learning disabilities.

The accommodation located near the town centre and is within walking distance to local shops and amenities.  It has good public transport links.

Staff are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide individually tailored support to the customers.  This service is a long-term home for adults who have a learning disability and require support with their daily living skills and accessing the community. The service is registered to provide the regulated activity of personal care under Care Quality Commission.

What we offer

  • To develop and maintain independent living skills.
  • To empower individuals with a learning disability to thrive in their community.
  • To deliver person centred support promoting individuals to make informed choices and achieve their aspirations.
  • Ensure safety and wellbeing by working closely with partnership agencies and family members.

Areas supported

The areas of support provided but not limited to:

  • Administration of medication
  • Personal Care
  • Daily living skills (cooking / cleaning)
  • Budgeting, paying bills and preventing debt
  • Applying for welfare benefits such as Housing Benefit, Council tax benefit, Personal Independence Payment
  • Education, training, voluntary work and employment
  • Health care appointments
  • Leisure and culture
  • Accessing the community
  • Relationships with family, friends and professionals
  • Repairs
  • Health and safety

Customer groups

Vulnerable adults with an assessed learning disability.

Referrals

All referrals come from  Learning Disability Team at Mole Valley.

The Learning Disability Team, or the Care Manager, will send referrals electronically (by email) to the Manager.  Once received the Manager will arrange a full needs assessment.

Facilities

Each flat comprises one bedroom, lounge, kitchen and bathroom. There is a communal garden and parking for 12 cars.

In addition, 12 individual flats in the community provide move on accommodation to customers who have achieved the necessary independence to move to more independent accommodation.