Sesame Adult Residential Care

 Sesame is a warm and welcoming home providing 24-hour residential care and specialist support to adults with autism and moderate learning disabilities. The experienced staff team are passionate in delivering the highest standard of care and have made Sesame feel just like a family.

We provide support and opportunities for people at Sesame to increase their independence and have a really great life with us. Everyone at Sesame is encouraged to achieve their goals and aspirations and given support to reach their full potential. All of our work is truly person-centered, which means that each person’s care plan is developed with their needs, interests and goals at the forefront. All of our plans are jointly agreed with the people they concern, their families and other supporting agencies.

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Residential Care in Torbay

 

Sesame is situated in Torquay which makes the beach and countryside as well as local leisure venues easily accessible for recreation, community connection and learning.

Sesame has four bedrooms with private facilities, a large communal living room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory and vibrant sensory garden. It is designed to be, and feels very much like a family home. This is space for varied activities as well as relaxing in a safe and secure environment. 

Sesame is located in a leafy residential area of Torquay, close to shops and on a bus route. It is important for the young people living at Sesame to access the resources and social networks in the local. They are valued members of our community and we help them to connect and be connected.

There is an active programme of activities to take part in including; football, cooking, shopping, gaming, and singing in a local choir. The activities are set up on an individual and group basis depending on the individual wishes of each person. Friendships can develop and we support house bonding. We provide communal social activities but there is never any expectation for anyone to take part them if they don’t want to.

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How we work

We work alongside our residents, their relatives, health and education professionals to develop care plans that place them at the centre. Working together we create a rich framework of support build on respect. We strive for Sesame to be open, positive and inclusive and for residents to participate in all aspects of life in the home. We are proud that Sesame feels very much like a family home.

We want the people living a Sesame to play an active role in the house. Domestically this means increasing people’s ability with daily living; from preparing meals independently and washing clothes to budgeting, using public transport, shopping and handling money. We also include our residents in appropriate staff meetings. Consulting with them about how Sesame is run to help us constantly improve things with their feedback. 

Sesame CQC Report

Our most recent CQC report in June 2019, detailed that we were Well-Led and rated us Good in all areas. Key observations and findings were:

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Skilled staff

Skilled staff were patient, calm, clear and consistent with people

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Supporting people

People were supported to take part in activities that involved them in the local community and enabled them to develop friendships outside of the home

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Person centered

    There was a strong person-centred culture at the service and people received individualised care and support from staff who knew them well

 

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Homely environment

    The registered manager was committed to providing high-quality care for people in an environment that was very much people’s home

How to get a place at SESAME

Sesame is open to young adults aged over 18, with a learning disability in Devon and Torbay. If you are interested if finding out more about applying for a place at Sesame and to arrange a visit please contact us.

If following your visit you would like to apply for a place you would do this through your social worker or Care Direct.

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Sue Crowther

Registered Manager

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Sue is the Registered Manager for Sesame and is responsible for the day to day running of the home. She has a long and diverse background in care and support. Beginning her career as a person centered counsellor for female survivors of domestic violence. Sue then moved into developing and coordinating community and educational services and later managing supported and residential living. Sue joined Sesame as the Registered Manager in November 2018.

Telephone: 01803 329082              

Email: [email protected]

CoronavirusSocial distancing guidelines mean that Lifeworks services may be subject to change or not running as they usually do
Keeping people safe is always our top priority. We will run services in the usual way if we feel it is safe to do so or if we are advised not to by central and local Government. We are currently offering short-breaks at our Robins children's service. We are also getting set to run in-person short breaks at weekends and during the holidays with our Youth and Holiday Bubbles. Our Community Projects team continue to offer a varied programme of online activities via our platform, Safe-Space. Whatever social distancing measures are in place over the coming months, we will endeavour to offer engaging activities for everyone via this channel. Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744
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