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Trust prepares to take over contract to care for people with profound learning difficulties

Trust prepares to take over contract to care for people with profound learning difficulties
25 May 2017

An NHS trust is preparing to take over a contract to provide residential care for people with profound learning difficulties and complex needs. 

Humber NHS Foundation Trust will become the sole provider of round-the-clock care for up to 16 men and women at Granville Court, in Hornsea, on 1 June. 

Under a transfer agreement with East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group, staff will provide extra support to enable the residents to live ordinary lives in the community. 

The staff will all be given opportunities to broaden their training as part of Humber’s plans to run the service – unique in its learning disability portfolio - with a multi-skilled workforce. 

Project Lead Colin Webb said: “Without doubt Granville Court is the most impressive service I’ve worked with for the Trust. 

“Staff eat, sleep and breathe their jobs and the way they’ve engaged with our plans has been fantastic. 

“1 June will be a big day for them and for the Trust – and we can’t wait to get started.” 

Humber already provides nursing care to residents living in two of Granville’s three bungalows, Carlisle and Ambassador. This will now be extended to those living in the third, Millside. 

The Trust will also take over the main building, which houses a nursing station, administration office, kitchen and storage space. 

Mr Webb said: “Our staff will focus on their ability, not their disability. 

“It’s never about what they can’t do; it’s always about what they can do – and making the most of it.” 

The Trust will also provide a respite service for residents’ families and carers, and will support people with learning difficulties in the community. 

Humber has already brought Granville into line with its mental health, community, primary care and specialist services by introducing a single care system, Lorenzo. 

It has also upgraded the communication system at the centre, located on The Esplanade in buildings on a site owned by the Spice Trust. 

Staff at Granville can be contacted via a new telephone number: 01964 561322.