Our aim is to provide person-centred care for older people with dementia and other disabilities within a homely environment, focusing on strategies for maintaining life skills, building self -confidence and self-esteem and promoting health and well-being.
We offer a wide range of activities and therapies designed to stimulate and motivate. Strengthening and maximising individual potential can enable older people to remain in their local community for as long as possible. We offer an information service which allows individuals to make informed choices regarding their futures.
In order to provide this unique service we have a dedicated, skilled staff team who have vast experience of working with people with disabilities. At the moment we have a ratio of 1 support worker to 3 service users. Volunteers also play a role in the service provision, bringing their own particular skills to the activities. The activities on offer include chair based T’ai Chi and gentle exercises to music, Arts & Crafts, Snooker, Dominoes, Reminiscence, Discussion Groups, Quizzes, Poetry and Pamper sessions.
Genesis also supports Carers. Having personal experience of being carers, we are very aware of the stresses and strains of being a family carer 24 hours a day. We therefore feel it is important to provide carers with additional support. We do this with a monthly support group meeting on the third Tuesday in the month from 7 p.m.and a drop in café once a fortnight. The support group allows carers to meet others in a similar situation to obtain information and to share experiences. The drop in café allows carers to come out and socialise with others, have a snack with the person they care for in a stress free friendly environment. We also provide information and can sign post carers to other organisations.
Service users pay a fee to attend the well-being centre but we organise fundraising events which allows us to have contact with church groups and the local community.