Stricklands Care Village

Stricklands LogoSituated overlooking Belfast Lough and the coastal path from Bangor to Holywood, Strickland’s Care Village provides supported housing with care and support services in modern purpose built accommodation. The tenants live in apartments or bungalows appropriate to their care needs. 

Strickland’s Care Village has been involved with the community resettlement process emanating from the Northern Ireland Executive’s commitment to closing long stay institutions for individuals with a learning disability. The integrated facilities available on site enable an efficient approach to the resettlement planning and management of the needs of individuals, families, health trusts, hospitals and community care professionals.

Tenants and residents are encouraged to be as independent as they can be and personal choice is promoted so that all can enjoy the best possible quality of life. Supervised activities are available, and some tenants and residents attend regular day centre placements provided by the health trust. A club room and meeting room are available for community activities. Relatives and family members are encouraged to visit and participate.

 

Strickland’s Care Village is a busy environment and staff are committed to providing an excellent standard of care. Staff employed at Strickland’s need to be highly skilled and competent to manage residents’ complex care needs and associated medical emergencies which occur frequently.

Staff are facilitated to attend additional training to ensure skills and competency e.g. management of syringe driver for pain management, emergency management of epilepsy and respiratory events, assessment of the deteriorating patient.

Tenants and residents are supported with back up from the District Nursing Team and the GP to live at Strickland’s Care Village to the end of their lives.

For a number of years the care village model at Strickland’s with its multi -agency approach has resulted in person – centred, supportive caring services which ensures a good quality of life for the tenants and residents and which complements the aims of the Transforming Your Care Review proposals put forward in December 2011 by The NI Health and Social Care Board (NIHSCB). The trustees of Strickland’s Care Village are committed to developing services, which will be sustainable into the future, in partnership with the new structures being put in place by NIHSCB.