Social care - Beatrice's Story
Isolated after her son and husband died, Beatrice needed some extra support and company.
Our homes provide stability. Residents have their own flat with living area, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom where they can live independently.
Our focus is to provide a homely, empowering and supportive environment where residents feel safe, valued and able to develop their life skills.
Our homes operate on the ethos of independent community living and person-centered planning, with the residents as lead decision makers. We help them gain and maintain self-esteem, encouraging them to develop everyday living skills such as learning to budget and cook. Residents are also supported and encouraged to develop interpersonal skills, positive personal relationships and become actively involved in the local community.
For new residents, once a referral has been accepted and funding has been secured, we encourage the person to be actively involved in the transition to their new home.
Five of our homes are registered care homes. Our home on Huron Road in South London is a supported housing service.
We are one of the largest employers of Deaf people in the UK. Our home support staff are a mixture of both Deaf and hearing staff members, and all use BSL as the primary language within the homes. All staff are familiar and respectful of the culture, language and community of Deaf people.
We regularly receive excellent reports from CQC care home inspectors. The overall CQC rating for each home is listed below.
In addition, our homes are fully equipped with environmental aids such as text telephones and visual fire alarms and doorbell systems, and provide 24 hour support from staff (with the exception of Huron Road, London).
We accept referrals from agencies (generally Health or Social Services) anywhere within the UK. To make a referral, or enquiry, please contact your nearest service manager using the details listed below.
Bowfell Road accommodates six bed flats all fitted with a kitchen and bathroom, and a communal living room and laundry. The house is situated in a residential area of Urmston.
SignHealth Bowfell Road
100 Bowfell Road
Claridge Road has six flats, each with a separate bathroom and kitchen, and a communal living area and laundry room. Claridge Road is fully accessible to those with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
SignHealth Claridge Road
1 Claridge Road
Constance Way has six flats, each with a separate bathroom and kitchen, together with communal living area and laundry room. Constance Way is accessible to those with limited mobility, including wheelchair users.
07793 160887 (text only)
SignHealth Constance Way
2 Constance Way
Polestar in Sutton Coldfield accommodates six two-bedroom flats. Each flat has its own bathroom, kitchen and living/dining room. There is also a communal area, which includes a training kitchen and a garden.
10 Trident Close
Longley Road is situated in a residential area of Tooting, London. The home consists of six flats, each with its own bathroom and fully fitted kitchen. There is also a communal lounge, laundry and a large garden.
SignHealth Longley Road
89 Longley Road
Huron Road is situated in Balham, London. This home offers more independent living, with staff only on-site during the day. Five flats are fully fitted with a bathroom, kitchen, lounge, washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a small communal area and garden.
Some Deaf people need additional support in order to live safely or carry out ordinary tasks. This support is much more effective when delivered by staff who know BSL and understand Deaf culture.
At SignHealth, we are working towards a future without barriers to good health and wellbeing for all Deaf people.