The service in Station Road, which has been developed by specialist developer Cube, Inclusion Housing Association and Agincare Enable, includes high quality accommodation made up of self-contained studio units and a self-contained annexe.
We worked in partnership with Medway Council and NHS Kent and Medway CCG to deliver the supported living service for younger adults at the accommodation.
Support ranges from helping with aspects of daily living and developing independent living skills, to supporting more complex physical and emotional needs or behaviours.
Our experienced and specialist Enable team works with clients, their families and other agencies to tailor support packages to meet the specific needs of each individual.
We provide community-based solutions at sustainable locations so people can stay in their local area close to amenities, families and existing networks.
Among the first residents to move into the new Rainham accommodation was Ross Gissing from Rainham (pictured below).
Ross’ mother Teresa Gissing said:
The house is absolutely lovely, and the people that support Ross really care about him, that wasn’t the case when he was at the other place.
I’m so happy, it’s difficult for me to talk about it without getting emotional when I think about the situation Ross was in before he was supported by the Agincare team.
Our Enable service has a positive track record of supporting complex needs and operates schemes across the south of England, including in Rochester, and is rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission.
Agincare Enable Operations Director Mark Bethell (pictured below) said:
We’re delighted to work in partnership with Steve and the team at specialist developers Cube, Inclusion Housing Association, the local council and CCG to bring the new supported living service to Rainham.
Agincare Enable’s service provides personalised support to deliver real choice and control so that people can live as independently as possible.
Agincare Enable’s outcome-based services provide high-quality support and best-value options for commissioning organisations, such as local authorities and the clinical commissioning groups, and we aim to introduce more into the area soon.
Our Enable service specifically focuses on supporting those aged 16+ with a range of needs. These primarily include learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions, mental health issues and physical disabilities, particularly where these conditions co-occur and present in a complex way.