The Edmund Trust delivers care and support to people with learning disabilities in their own homes, in the community, in shared supported living, respite and residential care.
The staffing structure of each service reflects the varying support needs of the individuals being supported.
The services are divided into six groups; each group is managed by a Service Manager.
In all of the services provided by The Edmund Trust, the people we support are encouraged and supported to access a wide range of activities both inside and outside their homes. In all of the services regardless of whether they are Supported Living, Residential or Respite Care, people are encouraged to participate in the routines of daily living including shopping and meal preparation. Many of the people we support access a variety of day time opportunities including College and Work Placements as well as a whole variety of day opportunities such as Artworks.
The Edmund Trust currently has six services;
GROUP A – This Residential Care service supports nine people who have higher physical and other support needs and is based in Chesterton, Cambridge.
GROUP B -These services are Supported Living Services and consists of six properties based in Milton, Cambridge.
GROUP C – These services support a smaller number of people but includes people who may present behaviours which challenge at times and is based in Milton and Ely.
GROUP D – These services are largely community based and include respite based in Histon, domiciliary support and support for children and young people.
We provide a vibrant and expanding Domiciliary Care Service which provides support to children, young people and adults in their own homes. This service is tailored to the needs of the individual and current packages of support vary from just a couple of hours a week up to 24 hour support for people who have bought their own home. This service is generally commissioned by the families of the people we support using their Personal Budget either as an arranged service or via a direct payment.
Our Respite centre is a Registered Care Home registered with The Care Quality Commission to provide “Accommodation” and “Personal Care”, it provides Short Breaks or Respite Care for adults with learning disabilities. We offer planned short breaks away from home for over 60 people, providing them with the opportunity to make new friends, go out and about in the community and learn new skills that can become a step towards independence. The centre has been completely refurbished and has all of the facilities which make it accessible for people with a wide range of support needs. Breaks can be for one night or up to two weeks depending on the need of the service user and family.
In addition, our respite is also able to offer “emergency” stays for people where there has been a breakdown in their normal support provision.
GROUP E – These services are Residential Care Services supporting people with moderate learning disabilities and comprises of three properties based in Milton.
GROUP F – This service is a supported living service which is based in the Ely area.
The CQC ratings for our services can be viewed on our CQC Ratings page.
Each person supported by The Edmund Trust has a named “Keyworker”. The role of the Keyworker is to take lead responsibility for ensuring that all of the persons support needs are met. This includes supporting them with personal shopping, assisting them with their health needs and supporting them to access a holiday of their choice as well as working with them to create their Support Plan and to maintain contact with family and friends.
Referrals for Support
The geographical area for the Service is that of the Cambridgeshire County Council.
When a vacancy occurs in a shared living environment, consideration is always given to the prospective service user’s compatibility with the existing service users as well as the ability of The Edmund Trust to meet the persons support needs.