Our Skills Group is a day service which offers high quality support and activities to adults who have physical and or learning disabilities. The service specialises in providing support to those who have complex needs. We have two centres – one in Stockport and one in Trafford.
Aims of the Service
- To provide personal support to people with complex disabilities, that enables them to become more confident and independent. To provide an opportunity for service users to learn new skills at a level and pace that is appropriate to their individual needs.
- To respect the rights and choices of people by offering a range of alternative activities throughout the day which people can choose from.
- To ensure that people are actively encouraged and supported to be involved in the planning and development of their support packages including individual care plans and risk assessments with input from formal/informal carers if needed.
- To ensure that high staffing ratios are provided so that appropriate levels of support are in place throughout the day to enable people to participate to their full potential.
What do we provide?
Individual and group activities are offered across three bases within Stockport and one base withinTrafford; even so considerable attention is given to providing a range of activities within the wider community. Community activities are planned in advance and fully risk assessed.
Current activities include:
- Computer skills
- Book Club
- Stamp collecting
- Audio Visual Room
- Cookery skills
- Relaxation Sessions
- Craft making
- Drake Music Project
Monitoring and Quality
Monthly monitoring meetings are carried out covering all aspects of service delivery. Regular service users meetings are held which are facilitated by an independent organisation – Stockport Advocacy – to ensure that service users are consulted and have a real say in the development of the service and its direction. The minutes of these meetings are reviewed by the Society’s Executive Committee on a monthly basis and an action plan devised in response to issues raised.
You are very welcome to come and visit Skills Group on an informal basis to have a look round the service. Staff will be available to answer any questions and the visit provides an opportunity to see how the service is offered and individual needs are meet.
Anyone can make a referral by using the contact details below. A referral form will be sent out which asks for some basic information about the individual. On receipt of this form an appointment will be made to visit the person at home to complete a comprehensive assessment to ensure that needs have been clearly identified and planned for, and to ensure that a service can be offered.
An Individual Service Agreement is also completed once a service has been agreed which outlines what the Skills Group will be providing ie. days and hours of attendance as well as information regarding sickness, holidays, cancellation of service etc.
Financial Arrangements and Fees
Many service users are supported financially by their local authority whilst others fund their own care. Further information about individual rates is available from Quilly Masters at the contact details below.
Stockport CP Society Skills Group
20 Parsonage Road
SK4 4JZ Google Map tel : 0161 975 9314
email : QuillyM@stockportcp.co.uk Amanda Madden
Stockport CP Society Skills Group – Trafford Meadowside Torbay Rd Urmston M41 9LH Google Map tel : 0161 748 9553 email : firstname.lastname@example.org