Napier Hub celebrates Learning Disability Week

Published: Thursday 17th June 2021

Napier, our day and respite hub in Rochester, marked Learning Disability Week (14-20 June) by celebrating ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.

The hub supports people with learning disabilities and different forms of autism to engage with a range of activities that help to promote their well-being and confidence as part of the local community.

Napier embraces five ways to well-being key themes; connecting with others, being active, taking notice of the moment, lifelong learning and helping others.

Art and craft at the hub is just one route to well-being through creativity and self-expression; and as a way to stay connected and positive throughout the Covid pandemic.

As well as welcoming people on weekdays, evenings and weekends, our team at Napier supports individuals and families in their homes, and provides respite accommodation seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Ashley Caulfield, age 18, from Gillingham started attending Napier Day and Respite Hub last year.

Ashley enjoys helping with recycling, dancing, singing, joking and writing stories, with art and craft a particular favourite.

Ashley said:

I like doing art work that is different and unique.

Napier Day and Respite Hub, on Pattens Lane, is run by independent care and support provider Agincare Enable.

Leanne Stockwell, Agincare Enable’s Locality Manager for Kent and Medway, said:

I’m delighted that Ashley enjoyed Learning Disability Week. We have a wide range of activities, both individual and group, including one-to-one support, for those that need it. It is all focussed on boosting well-being, learning skills and supporting independence.

People can have amazing experiences, which massively enhance their well-being, when they are supported properly in a well-run service in their own community.

The Napier Hub shows that there are vibrant local support options that mean people don’t have to travel a long way to access good quality person centred support.

The hub supports younger adults who have a learning disability, autistic spectrum condition or physical disability, particularly where these present together or in a complex way.

Facilities in our specially adapted centre include ceiling track hoists throughout, a sensory room, gardens and accessible bathrooms, with transport and trained escorts also available.

Our Enable service has a positive track record of supporting people with complex needs, and operates schemes across the south of England, including Medway, and is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.

Find out more about Napier, our Day and Respite Hub in Rochester.