St. Pauls Court
St. Paul’s Court is a supported housing scheme specially designed to meet the needs of adults with mild to moderate dementia. It is situated on the Ballinderry Road, Lisburn in a quiet residential area, close to shops, local amenities and public transport. The accommodation is comprised of fifteen bungalows and a further eight apartments. Staff are available twenty four hours per day.
Aims of the Service
·Provide quality support to older individuals to help them maintain their independence in the community
·Provide housing related support to maximise the independence of individuals and maintain them in their own tenancy.
·Prevent hospital admissions
·Ensure that the individual’s emotional, social, intellectual, and physical and support needs are met.
·Promote the principles of choice, respect, dignity, citizenship and confidentiality.
·Provide a person centred approach in support planning
·Ensure service user involvement in the service.
To qualify for services, individuals must:
·Have a diagnosis of dementia.
·The person should fall into the mild to moderate range assessed by a psycho-geriatrician or consultant psychiatrist and should be subject to regular review.
·Be registered on the common selection scheme via the Housing Support Office and must meet the Housing Executive Complex Needs criteria.
·Have a range of support and accommodation needs which can be met at St Paul’s Court.
·Be agreeable to the referral being made.
Referrals come to Praxis Care through the Care Management system. An application form must be completed by a social worker or a community psychiatric nurse and included a full needs assessment and information on risk.
An individual’s support needs will be assessed by staff prior to the commencement of the service. This will help Praxis Care plan the support required by an individual. The applicant will be invited to visit the service and discuss his/her needs with Praxis Care staff. An admissions panel will meet to consider the application. The referral agent will be invited to discuss the application and provide further information.
St Paul’s Court