Last year we excelled in our CQC inspections with 3 of our homes receiving ratings placing us in the top 6% of homes in the country. Not content to rest on our laurels, we have opened a brand-new service in Tadley (near Basingstoke).
The building has been undergoing significant renovation work since Summer 2017, transforming the ex-NHS day centre into 6 fantastic self-contained apartments as well as a large communal kitchen and dining room, and a staff room. Each boasts plenty of space as well as many innovative solutions to issues often faced by providers supporting people with Autism and Learning Disabilities.
A competition was held amongst our co-workers to name the new home and the winner – Albertinah Malambo – was chosen by the Chair of Directors, Marion Cornick MBE and Area Manager, Paul Smithson. The name that Albertinah suggested for the home was Karibu (Swahili for ‘welcome’) Place.
With Karibu Place’s opening, we have expanded the total number of people we support from 43 to 49, and of course the highly-skilled teams who work with them, which, in addition to day and night support workers, will mean we will need senior staff as well.
This will mean we will increase the number of people we employ to around 280 across Basingstoke and Romsey. Most of these are skilled support workers and specialists in supporting people with learning disabilities and autism.
If you would like to make a referral for one of these self-contained apartments, please get in touch here www.liaise.co.uk/make-a-referral.
If you are interested in working at Liaise supporting the very special individuals who live in our homes, check our Facebook page and website recruitment pages. We pride ourselves on offering extensive training to ensure our co-workers can carry out our roles confidently.