Services for adults with learning disabilities

Respite

  • Dorin Court, 32-33 Whealstone Lane, Upton, Chester, CH2 1HB
  • 18-20 Dover Drive, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9EP

Respite support (evening, weekend and overnight) is available on an emergency, short-stay or weekly basis for people with learning disabilities, including individuals with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities and autism. Our service caters for people with a wide range of care needs and our accommodation has specialist equipment and technology to support people in a warm, friendly and modern environment. Low-level needs can be fully accommodated at Dorin Court in Chester (two and three bedded units), and higher-level needs can be met at Dover Drive in Ellesmere Port.

The charges per day and per week will vary depending on the needs of each person and the level of personalised care they will require. The charges are based on the ratio of staff per person, ranging from one-to-one support to one-to-eight support. We will also often encourage extra volunteers, staff or managers to join in with the activities to provide additional support, interaction and care.

Both Dover Drive and Dorin Court are rated as good by the Care Quality Commission.

Contact Luke Sheehan for Dover Drive.

Contact Ellie Pugh for Dorin Court.

Supported living

Our Supported Living service provides personalised support to people with a learning disability in their own home under supported tenancy agreements.  We have a number of properties in Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Winsford that provide a permanent home for individuals with care and support needs 24-hours-a-day.

Our key focus is to allow people to live in their own home and give them support so they have the same opportunities for independent living, choice and control of their lives as any other person. Supported living also encourages and supports opportunities for engagement and inclusion within the community. The service offers 24-hour support for tenants by a fully trained staff team.

The charges per day and per week will vary depending on the needs of each person and the level of personalised care they will require. The charges are based on the ratio of staff per person, ranging from one-to-one support to one-to-eight support. We will also often encourage extra volunteers, staff or managers to join in with activities to provide additional support, interaction and care.

Both the Northwich Network and Winsford Network are rated as good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Contact Michelle Davies about the service in Northwich and Winsford.

Contact Luke Sheehan about the service in Ellesmere Port.

Vivo has supported living buildings in Ellesmere Port, Northwich and Winsford

Day care

  • The Firdale Centre, Firdale Road, Hartford, Northwich, Cheshire, CW8 4AZ
  • Meadow Bank Lodge, 12 Grange Lane, Winsford, Cheshire, CW7 2BP
  • The Coronation Centre, Coronation Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9AB
  • Canal Street Centre, Canal Street, Chester, CH1 4EJ
  • Lightfoot Lodge, Lightfoot Street, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3AD
  • Neston Day Service, Neston Town Hall, Cheshire, CH64 9TR
  • Frodsham Day Service, Castle Park, Frodsham, Cheshire, WA6 6SE
  • The Healthy Living Centre, Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 0AZ
  • Water Tower Gardens, Tower Road, Chester, CH1 2HS

We have an excellent and well-deserved reputation for providing high-quality, caring and responsive day services for people with learning disabilities and autism across west Chester. We have a wide range of excellent day care facilities, but we also have extensive access to community facilities and activities by working in partnership with a number of local organisations, including Brio Leisure.

Facilities available at the day centres include the following.

  • Sensory rooms
  • Art and craft rooms
  • IT and media suites
  • Music and entertainment areas
  • Outdoor gardening and environmental activities

Our high-quality day care services can be provided on a daily basis, or they can be booked for a full week, and are available from 9am to 3.30pm. Extra hours for an earlier or later drop-off or pick-up can be purchased to suit your or your family’s needs. This includes ‘staying out late’ services for attending evening activities as a group or individually with care and support workers.

The charges per day and per week will vary depending on the needs of each person and the level of personalised care they will require. The charges are based on the ratio of staff per person, ranging from one-to-one support to one-to-eight support. We will also often encourage extra volunteers, staff or managers to join in with the activities to provide additional support, interaction and care.

Contact Denise Garner about the day care centres.