Linenbridge Centre 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. Linenbridge Centre 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:
- Speech & Language
- Dental Hygiene
Therapeutic 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
- Service User Committee (Advocacy)
- MAKATON choir
- Music Therapy
- Sensory activities
- Hand & Foot Massage
- Table top activities water exploration
- Interactive technology
- Armchair Aerobics
- Outdoor Games
- Community Access
- Fit 4U 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
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
Linenbridge Centre is currently following IPC guidelines regarding Covid 19
Advocacy services & contacts
Service user Advocate is invited to each service user review.
Advocacy Team Leader
20 Meeting House Road, Banbridge, BT32 3ER
028 4062 6773
Open Monday-Friday, 9am-4.30pm