Social Care Awards 2017

22 | ghp Social Care Awards 2017 Best Disability Residential Home Provider – Wiltshire & Swindon SO170034 The White Horse Care Trust currently have two specialist nursing homes, 12 residential and 2 supported living homes across Swindon and Wiltshire. Many of the Trust’s 80 plus service users have profound and complex needs, requiring specialist nursing support. Alongside this, the Trust supports many others to live in rented accommodation within the community, engaging in work and other activities, thereby establishing themselves as active and valuable members of the community. Marty explains that the team at White Horse Care Trust is dedicated to providing the highest levels of individual support and care in order to improve and enrich the lives of those with learning and other disabilities, in line with its overall mission. “We have 26 years of experience in delivering bespoke care and support to individuals across the broad spectrum of learning disabilities, with each member of our staff receiving a comprehensive induction training package, and required to attend regular in-house training sessions to both maintain and extend their skills and knowledge thereafter. Our staff teams work very closely with other healthcare professionals, local authorities and families to ensure that the best possible care and support is provided to each individual. In order to achieve the best possible outcome for each individual, we provide a range of activities from swimming, sensory room sessions, music, games, and frequent trips out of the home. In addition, their physical health needs are provided for through physiotherapy and the management of medications, coupled with close attention to their personal care and nutrition. “We continue to work closely with our local authorities and offer a proactive and solution based approach to emerging care needs. As a well-established and trusted service provider of LD services, we are well placed to diversify into other areas of care. We remain at our core however, a passionate and experienced provider of residential services, for which there will always be a need, particularly for the most vulnerable adults who have little, or no mental capacity, as well as those physical disabilities. We pride ourselves in all that we do, and with the individual service user at the very centre of all of our considerations, we hope to be able to continue to grow our services in this most rewarding of jobs.” The White Horse Care Trust is a Wiltshire based provider of Residential, Nursing, Supported Living, Respite and Outreach services to adults who have wide range of learning and other disabilities. We spoke to Marty Slade, Chief Executive, who told us more about the essential services provided. Company: The White Horse Care Trust Name: Marty Slade Web Address: Address: Washbourne House, 77a High Street, Wroughton, Wiltshire, SN4 9PN Telephone: 01793 846000