Rocking Robins

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Mary Curtis

Phone: 01273 585409
Mobile: 0777 9117362
Email:
Website: http://www.rockingrobins.co.uk/index.html

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“Rocking Robins” is a unique and fun filled support service for adults, which provides opportunities for choice, supports skills and promotes personalisation.

"Rocking Robins" aim is to enhance feelings of wellbeing in all who share in its theraputic, musically interactive and fun filled workshops.

"Rocking Robins" welcomes all, to have an enjoyable and unique day with us but is particularly keen to support Carers and people living with:

Dementia / Mental ill health
Learning difficulty
Physically less able
Frail, Vulnerable or Lonely

"Rocking Robins" is delivered as a Day or Half Day Opportunity, within a group setting

“Rocking Robins” Day group meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and is held within a safe and modern Extra Care Housing Scheme in Peacehaven. The Scheme has a homely and comfortable atmosphere, where residents welcome “Rocking Robins” clients in to share with them and make use of the communal facilities. We start each day in a communal room called the Pavilion Room. It is light and comfortable. We have plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits on offer throughout the day. We have our lunch in this room and we also enjoy a vast array of activities within this room. We stay in this room all day on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Fridays we spend our morning in the Pavilion Room. After lunch we join with the residents in the communal lounge for a musical afternoon. This will be facilitated by a brought in entertainer or will be attempted myself.

"Rocking Robins" is supported by a very experienced and dedicated staff team. All have been CRB/DBS checked. Having a high staff to client ratio enables "Rocking Robins" to offer support that encompass a wide range of client needs.

"Rocking Robins" offers a safe and excellent service in support of Carers, by offering short respite breaks, through involvment and engagement for their "cared-for" or loved one.

Invite "Rocking Robins" to your group - Date and Times to suit you. Please contact Mary to discuss your requirements.

Coverage

Based in Downlands Court Peachaven Adult Day Group Opportunity

Availability

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday Day Group Opportunity Open to all adults

Charging and related information

Full Day Group Opportunity - £38 per person
Half Day Group Opportunity - £19 per person
Lunch and transport costs are additional if required
Please contact Mary to enquire if spaces available on your preferred day

Expertise

Experience in supporting Dementia and Mental Health
Enjoy finding alternative methods of communications
Interested in Ethnicity, Beliefs and the culture customs of others
Enjoy all genre of music.
Particularly enjoy sourcing music to suit a specific event or subject.
I have a great imagination and enjoy creating and inventing worthwhile and meaningful activities to suit ability

Person Centred Care is at the heart of my service and I am particularly keen to provide Carers with a safe opportunity of taking a few hours
Carers Respite Break. Carers can be reassured their “loved one” will be
treated with respect and dignity, offered choice, provided with opportunities and supported to maintain skills.
Regular Respite Breaks for Carers may prevent “Carer Breakdown”, avoid
crisis intervention and delay the need for admittance into long term care

I am passionate about delivering a high quality service that will focus on personalisation, seeing the person within, supporting your skills, independence and enhancing feelings of wellbeing, treating all with respect and dignity and upholding confidentiality

"Rocking Robins" can assist with socialisation, interaction and engagement.in the wider community and support you to achieve your desired Social Care goals
"Rocking Robins" can offer companionship and friendship in support of wellbeing,

“Rocking Robins” aims to ensure all those we support will have a worthwhile and enjoyable time, whichever day you choose

I have an ability to make a connection with those less able to communicate in a conventional way

I have a happy bubbly nature that seems to put people at ease.

Experience

I have eighteen years experience in Adult Social Care, delivering front line services, supporting people who are living with a dementia condition, mental ill health, learning difficulty, recovering from stroke or heart attack, elderly,frail, lonely,vulnerable and their carers.

I am fully commited to the philosiphy of "Person Centred Care" and music fits perfectly into that commitment. I have experienced how the right music can stimulate communication, break down barriers, offer an opportunity for engagement and stimulate a feeling of wellbeing within the individual or even the group as a whole.

I also have my own personal experience as a Carer, whilst supporting my mother on her journey with dementia and can appreciate the importance of being able to take a Carers Respite Break, even if just for a few hours.
NVQ Care Level 2
ASET Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Care

Other up to date training completed:
HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Emergency First Aid at Work
Support the use of Medication in Social Care Settings
Dementia
Moving and Handling (People)
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding
Mental Capacity Act
Safeguarding Adults at Risk
Personal Assistant Induction
Self Directed Support
Equality and Diversity, Enhanced Customer Care
MND and Parkinsons - awareness/overview
Reminiscience

I attend The Dementia Forum Group whenever possible. I take an interest in other relevant activities and events as appropriate and keep my training and skills up to date.

Background

My professional background in supporting people began in 1998 through employment with Mencap and Southdown Housing.
In 1999 I continued gaining experience in Social Care via employment with East Sussex County Coucil Adult Social Care, with a position as a Scheme Manager for a Lewes District Council Extra Care Sheltered Housing Scheme, in Peacehaven .
2009 brought me face to face with redeployment. Fortunately I found a new and more expansive direction for my passion, in supporting people, when I became employed as a Community Support Worker for a new project within Adult Social Care. The Project offered a service that supported the Carers of loved ones, that were living with dementia or mental health condition, to continue in their caring role. This project was highly successful and is now a service in its own right, known as
The Carers Breaks and Engagement Team.

My three years with "Carers Breaks" gave me the opportunity to gain still further, valuable skills and experience in Dementia Support

See also my "Personal Experience" section as detailed above.

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