Napier Respite and Day Service is a specialist service for younger adults with learning difficulties and complex physical needs in Rochester.
With our wealth of specialist experience of creating an inclusive, safe and engaging environment we welcome people to the Day Service, 9.30am–3.30pm, Monday–Friday.
People come to Napier to meet their friends, develop skills and lead fulfilled lives. We can provide transport for clients to the Day Service (within a five-mile radius of Napier).
We take the time to find out about each person’s abilities and interests. That way we can make activities meaningful, and encourage their self-expression and creativity.
In addition to our Day Service, Napier Respite provides respite accommodation for young adults with learning difficulties seven days a week, 365 days a year. People return to Napier again and again, and bookings are generally made well in advance.
We’re close to the amenities of Rochester and Chatham. Chatham train station isn’t far away, for trains into London and across to Maidstone.
Our friendly and experienced staff offer group and 1-1 support in our therapy room, Snoezelen sensory rooms and various other spaces.
To make sure everyone can get around, there are ceiling track hoists throughout the building, including in all 12 of our comfortable single respite bedrooms.
We’ve purpose-built our bathrooms for clients with complex physical needs.
Our on-site kitchen provides a varied menu of good, wholesome home-cooked food. Our kitchen team is trained and experienced in producing specialist and texture-modified diets.
We also have a lovely accessible garden, perfect for sitting out or doing activities on sunny days.
There’s always something going on at Napier. We support people to take part in:
Angela Crooks is the manager of Napier Day Service.
We work with each individual in a person-centred way and make sure our activities are tailored to each person’s wishes and needs.
Irene Kinslow is the registered manager of Napier Respite.
We work hard to make our respite rooms and service feel homely and comfortable – a home-from-home. All the staff treat our young adults with respect and dignity, getting to know them as people.
The Napier specialist support staff work hard to make activities meaningful. They all have a person-centred approach to working with our young adults, helping them to work towards their aspirations and goals.
The team also works collaboratively with the young adults’ families, plus health and social care professionals such as care managers, GPs and community health professionals.
Once our care staff have successfully completed a three-month probation they have the option to move on to a QCF Level 2 or 3 qualification and above in health and social care.
We supply training and support to Level 5 and upwards within Agincare, with room for growth and career progression. As well as regular reviews and supervisions we carry out mandatory annual and two-year refresher training, plus specialist training.