No.3 Woodlands


Contact: Ryan
Phone: 047 77805

Aims and objectives of the designated centre

The service provides appropriate quality care and support to individuals aged 18 years old or over with an Intellectual.
Disability/Autism and who are assessed as requiring this input to enable them to live as independently as possible in his/her own community.

Residency details

Woodlands is a residential home, providing care and support for up to 4 adults with an intellectual disability who may have associated mental illness

Registered Bed Numbers: The maximum number of persons that may be accommodated is 4.
Age range of residents to be accommodated: Woodlands offers accommodation to residents aged 18 years old or over.
Gender of residents to be accommodated: Woodlands offers accommodation to male and female residents.

Specific care and support needs :

Woodlands provides a full range of care and support needs for a maximum of 4 residents aged 18 years old or over with an intellectual disability. The residents require low to medium care and support.

The service endeavours to meet the following needs. (Please note that the following is not an exhaustive list)

Housing Support

  • Assistance acquiring essential household items
  • Locating essential local services 
  • Paying bills
  • Maintaining the property
  • Safety issues
  • Signposting to specialist services
  • Budgeting
  • Good neighbour relations / dealing with disputes
  • Essential daily living tasks
  • Emotional support
  • Supporting people to comply with treatment
  • Where appropriate, notifying agencies of concerns about a service user

Care Tasks

  • Administering medications
  • Health care
  • Specific rehabilitation tasks
  • Intensive / therapeutic behaviour management
  • Supervision of people at night – time
  • Personal care 3

Therapeutic Supports

Residence are offered a range of therapeutic supports via the HSE and other recognised therapies such as:-

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language
  • Dietician
  • Chiropodist
  • G.P
  • Reflexology
  • Specialist Behavioural
  • Support/Behaviour Consultancy

Social Activities and Recreation

Social activities, hobbies and leisure interests Woodlands will try to make it possible for residents to live their lives as fully as possible. In particular, it will do the following:-

  • As part of the moving-in/commencement of service process, residents will be encouraged to share as much information as possible about their social, cultural and leisure interests.
  • Residents will be helped to continue to enjoy a range of individual and group activities and interests, both inside and outside the accommodation, to carry on with existing hobbies, pursuits and relationships, and to explore new avenues and experiences.
  • In group living settings, all residents are entitled to use the dining room, the communal lounges, and the grounds of the scheme but those who wish, may remain in their own rooms.
  • Residents are encouraged to personalise their rooms with small items of furniture and other possessions, and individual preferences in matters of decoration and furnishings are encouraged.
  • In partnership with residents, social and leisure activities will be designed to form the basis of the communal content of the life of the scheme/service.
  • Friendships among residents will be facilitated and it is hoped that service users will enjoy being part of a community, but there is no compulsion on a resident to join in any of the communal social activities.
  • Recognise that risk-taking is a vital and often enjoyable part of life and of social activity. Some residents will wish to take certain risks despite or even because of his/her disability. Woodlands does not aim to provide a totally risk-free environment, though care will be taken to ensure that resdients are not subjected to unnecessary hazards. When a residents wishes to take part in any activity which could involve risk, a thorough risk assessment will be carried out with that individual, involving relatives, friend or representative, if desired and Woodlands will agree and record all agreed outcomes which will appropriately balance the factors involved. Risk assessments will be regularly reviewed, with the participation of all parties. 
  • For the benefit of all service users and staff, the communal areas of the accommodation are designated as non-smoking.
  • Residents may smoke in designated smoking areas only. 
  • There may be a charge associated with some social activities and services; where this applies, the details will be made clear to the service user in advance.

Accessing education, training and employment

  • All residents in Woodlands will have the opportunity to attend attend day care/ college/ educational programmes. 
  • All residents are encouraged to take part in activities which promote independence and develop social skills. These are developed in accordance with the residents abilities and interests. 
  • All Residents will be afforded the opportunity to avail of educational and training opportunities as they so wish.
  • All Residents will be afforded the opportunity to avail of supports from Care staff to source suitable employment as they so wish.

Respecting residents’ privacy and dignity

  • 3 residents have their own en-suite bedrooms and all residents can access communal bathroom.
  • Each bedroom is private and no other resident is allowed access to another service user’s bedroom without their say so.
  • Personal care is attended to, in each resident own bedroom/en-suite or in a bathroom.
  • Access to the internet/telephone/mail/visitors is permissible to all residents at all times.
  • Personal records are maintained for each resident on their daily routines, personal information and reports from external professionals. 
  • Independence and autonomy is promoted and maintained for all residents at all times.
  • Personal belongings are stored as resident wish within their homes in an informed consented manner.
  • At the residents’ monthly meeting, residents are allowed to speak openly about all matters and raise any concerns they may have. Staff will also use these meetings to update the residents on any previous actions or other relevant information. Details of daily activities, menu options etc. are presented to the residents through pictorial menu, activity and welcome boards.
  • All information is in a format that is appropriate to the information and communication abilities of each person living in the residential service.

Property Discription

The House is a detached 2 storey house located in a quiet cul de sac on the outskirts of Monaghan town.
As you enter the front door of the house, there is a bedroom to the right and lounge area to the left.
The kitchen is directly in front and comprises of a dining area and a sunroom to the rear of the dining area.
The utility room is accessible from the kitchen area.
A staircase allows access to the upper floor of the premises.
On entering the landing of the premises there is a bathroom straight ahead.
Two ensuite bedroom to the left and one en-suite bedrooms to the right and a further lounge area.
Woodlands has an attached garage to the side of the property.
Woodlands has a large enclosed back yard with an adjoining lawn spanning from the rear to the side of the property. 

Management and Staffing

A person centred approach to resident’s needs is implemented and each resident will have a named key worker.
Woodlands has a team of support workers and 1 team leader. On the whole there is up to 2 support workers on duty during the day and 1 support worker is on duty at night time. 
We are committed to the ongoing training and professional development of all staff.
There will be monthly scheduled supervision of all staff members in order to facilitate high standards of care for all service users within the service.Staff are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week with 2 staff on shift during the day and one waking night staff.
Staff may drop to one during the day in the event of emergency when all other options have been exhausted. This decision will be made in conjunction with the PIC and Head of Operations.
The person in charge will provide effective leadership, supervision and management to a team of Team Leader and support workers ensuring that the practical, physical and emotional needs of the Residents are met. Weekly hours provided are 265.5.
The Person in Charge is available during administration hours 9am-5pm.
There is an on-call system in place. The on-call rota will always be found at the front of the Rota Folder. Management on-call systems are in place for annual leave, sick leave or days off.

There is also an Head of Operations and Director on-call system at all times. Details are again found in the Rota Folder.

Management Team

  1. CEO: ???
  2. Director of Care (Operations): ??
  3. PPIM Woodlands : ???
  4. Person in Charge of Woodlands: Ryan Morgan
  5. Complaints Officer: ??
  6. Designated Safeguarding Officer: Ryan Morgan

Dealing with complaints

The person in charge is Ryan Morgan and the person participating in management is ???????, they are the designated complaints officers.

Within Woodlands individuals with complaints may directly approach ???? or Ryan with their complaint.

Ryan can be contacted in writing at 3 Woodlands, Co. Monaghan, or via email  ??????

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