At Garvald West Linton, we offer adults with learning disabilities a range of residential care and creative day opportunities. We also provide workshop places for non-resident day service users and in some cases skills accreditation.
At Garvald West Linton, our residents are proactively encouraged to participate in the arts, including drama and music groups both within and outwith Garvald. Residents and staff greatly enjoy those occasions when everyone comes together for folk dancing or a common event such as a concert.
The various Christian festivals are celebrated at Garvald, which can take the form of a play, music or a communal meal together. There is also a non-denominational Christian service on Sunday mornings that residents can attend if they wish.
My parents (also my guardians) were heavily involved in developing my support plan. All carers who support me are given specific training regarding my needs and how to support me. Given that I have no verbal communication and I am profoundly disabled, staff need to be able to read my subtle signs.
This always involves a shadowing period until any new carer is confident enough to support me. The service helps me to partake in as many activities as possible. Staff keep me safe at all times