Whatever your child’s needs, they will enjoy high quality care and nursing support. They will also be able to take part in lots of different therapy activities. So, there are plenty of opportunities to laugh, smile and develop new skills.
Our large supportive team includes qualified nurses, experienced physiotherapists and occupational, music and speech and language therapists. We all work together with parents and community agencies to provide the best possible care and learning experiences in a diverse and inclusive environment.
The aim of the programme is to maintain optimum well-being by providing opportunities for adults to access an appropriate balance of recreational, therapeutic, learning/educational, vocational and social activities. Through participation individuals will succeed in education and/or employment; live as independently as possible; live a healthy lifestyle; develop friendships and relationships and be included in the community.
Assistive technology assists an individual in their everyday living, giving them freedom, independence and confidence. Our team look at accessing methods to enable people to operate everyday devices. Some of our residents don’t have verbal communication but can use technology to get across what they wish to say. The technology is tailored to the individual and suited to them.
We focus on their abilities, not their disabilities. AT is designed to tap into their strengths and enables them to engage in activities. It maximises their independence and gives them choices and the means to make decisions.
Our team of experienced therapy staff, based at our main Roe Head site in Mirﬁeld, provide health and wellbeing support. They ensure that health needs are managed and the highest standard of care is achieved. Our therapists also play a major role in the ongoing support and training of other Hollybank Trust staff in their daily management of the children and adults who live within the Trust.
Our therapists work closely with the multi-disciplinary staff teams 'enabling' the children and adults to engage in meaningful activities which allow them to achieve, have greater independence and fulﬁlment in life.
Our OTs often work with an individual/group to develop or maintain their skills which forms part of a wider programme to be delivered in the school and residential setting.
Each person under the care of Hollybank Trust has physiotherapy input according to their assessed needs. The team works ﬂexibly to cover any acute or changing need. Therapy is delivered within school, in the Bradbury Therapy Centre and in all residential areas of the Trust.
The Bradbury Centre is on the main site and incorporates a sensory hydrotherapy pool and spa pool. In the gym area there is a trampoline for rebound therapy and room for ﬂoor based activities.
Our SLT team believes that everyone has the right to communicate, and with the skilled support available at Hollybank Trust it should be possible to overcome communication difﬁculties associated with complex physical and learning disabilities. The children and adults at Hollybank Trust are supported to develop, practise and use their communication skills in all aspects of their lives.
Our SLTs also take the lead role in ensuring the children and adults at Hollybank Trust have the opportunity to develop and maintain the skills needed for eating and drinking.