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Bannvale

Bannvale SEC provides a Day Care Service for adults with complex disabilities who requires a high level of support. Day Care staff work in partnership with Service Users, Carers, Allied Health Professionals and other agencies to assist Service Users to meet their needs.

Bannvale SEC aims to provide a quality service in response to a wide range of abilities/disabilities, ensuring high levels of care, stimulation and support.

Bannvale SEC aims to maximise personal development, independence and integration of people with a disability into their local community, encourage and promote user participation in the planning of services and provide personal, practical and emotional support to service users as required. Bannvale SEC also helps to promote the rights, choice, dignity, respect and sense of fulfilment to people with a learning disability.


  • Description of services/opportunities provided

    Day Care staff work with appropriate Allied Health Professionals as appropriate in order to implement person centred therapeutic programmes as required. Some therapists work with individuals or small groups of service users. Allied Health Professionals include:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech & Language
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Podiatry

    Theraputic activities form the daily/weekly timetable within each group. All activities offered will meet the assessed need of the individual’s recreation, education, social, physical and emotional needs. These include:

    • Art Therapy
    • Bocce
    • Service User Committee (Advocacy)
    • Snack Cookery
    • Hand & Foot Massage
    • MAKATON choir
    • Music Therapy
    • Sensory activities
    • Walking
    • Community Access
    • Fit 4 U programmes
  • Routes to access Day care services

    Referrals to the service are received through the Adult learning disability team (case managers) and the Transition team.

    • Case Manager collates NISAT documentation and appropriate risk assessments in conjunction with the service user and other professionals and discusses this information with the Team Leader to ensure eligibility criteria is met.
    • Assessment documentation is forwarded by the Team Leader to the Day Care Manager.
    • Day Care Manager will discuss assessment information with Team Leader and collectively decide if the eligibility criteria is met.
    • Day Care Manager will consider assessments complete impact assessment re resources etc and advise Team Leader if a placement is available or if referral is required to be put on the waiting list
    • Service User and / or Carer to visit Day Centre.
    • Referral discussed / recorded.
    • Referral agent and Service User informed of placement availability.  Agreement reached. Number of days, duration of placement etc.
  • Referral Criteria

    Admission to day centre based care will be determined by the adult learning disability community team leader and day care manager using the SHSCT Day Services Screening Tool (Draft) and further Eligibility Criteria introduced as a result of the Covid-19 global pandemic in 2020.

    Day care placements will be reviewed on an ongoing basis with a clear focus on assisting persons with a disability to achieve their full maximum potential, which may include referral to age appropriate community day opportunities as appropriate.

    Criteria for Admission

    • The person must be a resident in the Southern Health & Social care Trust area
    • Aged 18 years or
    • A person with a learning disability who may have complex health care needs and / or behavioural support needs

     

  • COVID 19 specific information

    Bannvale SEC is currently following IPC guidelines regarding Covid 19.

  • Advocacy services & contacts

    Service user Advocate is invited to each service user review.

    Sinéad Campbell

    Advocacy Team Leader

    Disability Action

    SineadCampbell@disabilityaction.org

  • Contact Details

    Bannvale Social Education Centre

    10 Moyallen Road, Gilford, BT63 5JX

    02837561506

    Facility opening day/times: Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm


  • Description of services/opportunities provided

    Day Care staff work with appropriate Allied Health Professionals as appropriate in order to implement person centred therapeutic programmes as required. Some therapists work with individuals or small groups of service users. Allied Health Professionals include:

    • Physiotherapy
    • Speech & Language
    • Psychiatry
    • Psychology
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Podiatry

    Theraputic activities form the daily/weekly timetable within each group. All activities offered will meet the assessed need of the individual’s recreation, education, social, physical and emotional needs. These include:

    • Art Therapy
    • Bocce
    • Service User Committee (Advocacy)
    • Snack Cookery
    • Hand & Foot Massage
    • MAKATON choir
    • Music Therapy
    • Sensory activities
    • Walking
    • Community Access
    • Fit 4 U programmes
  • Routes to access the service
    • Case Manager collates NISAT Documentation and appropriate risk assessments in conjunction with Service User and other Professionals and discusses with Team Leader to ensure eligibility
    • Assessment documentation will be forwarded by Team Leader to relevant Day Care Manager. Day Care Manager will discuss assessment information with Team Leader and collectively decide if the eligibility criteria is met.
    • Day Care Manager will further consider assessments complete impact assessment re resources etc and advise Team Leader if a placement is available or if referral is required to be put on the waiting list
    • Service User and / or Carer to visit Day Centre.
    • Referral discussed / recorded. Referral agent and Service User informed of placement availability.  Agreement reached. Number of days, duration of placement etc.
    • Preadmission meeting arranged with Day Care Manager, Service User/Carer and Professionals. Day Care Worker appointed and outline care plan agreed with Service User. Admission date arranged and date for an initial review within 4 weeks or 20 days of attendance from commencement or person placed on waiting list and 12 week initial review thereafter.
    • Transition/Placement commences
  • Referral criteria

    Referrals to Bannvale SEC are made by the Community Learning Disability team in the Trust. Service Users must meet all of the following criteria for Admission to day care in Bannvale SEC.

    • Resident in the Southern Health & Social care Trust area
    • Be aged between 18 – 65 years of age
    • Have been assessed as having a Severe Learning Disability as defined by the Mental Health Order (Northern Ireland) 1986 with one or more of the following
    • Assessed as having complex care needs
    • Assessed as having complex behavioural needs
    • Assessed as having complex health needs

    The referral must identify that these needs are best met in a day care facility.

    The application of the Admission Criteria will reflect Human Rights Legislation and the Equality Agenda as required by Section 75, Schedule 9, of the Northern Ireland Act, 1998.

  • Covid 19 specific information

    Bannvale SEC is currently following IPC guidelines regarding Covid 19.