Nr Llantwit Major,
Vale of Glamorgan,
Mount Pleasant Stables is situated near the coast town of Llantwit major and five miles from the historic town of Cowbridge. We aim to meet the needs of younger adults who have learning disabilities and who may engage in behaviours that are often viewed as challenging.
Mount Pleasant Stables is a small home that is domestic in character and provides a homely environment, within a semi-rural setting. The home comprises of two floors, it has two ground floor bedrooms and three first floor bedrooms, one of which has an en suite, there is a separate bathroom w/c on the first floor, and a separate w/c on the ground floor. The ground floor consists of a kitchen with a through floor lift, dining area, lounge and laundry room, the first floor has an activity/relaxing lounge area and there is a separate activity room adjacent to the house and a parking area to the side.
Mount Pleasant Stables benefit from a semi-rural location, which is accessed from a country road. Fences and walls bound the property’s garden and the driveway access is gated. There are other houses in the vicinity within walking distance, but privacy is not compromised in any way. The rear of the property looks out across fields. Indeed, the house was originally stabling for horses. Conversion and extension of these stables was completed in 2000. Therefore, the property is of a modern, barn conversion style. The house is on the fringe of the village of Llanmaes, and as such the centre of the local community is within walking distance of Mount Pleasant Stables. The village centres around a picturesque grass or ‘green’ area where there is a village hall which hosts a variety of community activities and events. The village centre has a bus stop from which public transport can be accessed for travel to surrounding towns, such as Llantwit Major – 2 miles away, or Cowbridge – 5 miles away. Major bus or rail networks can be accessed from these towns. The village also has a pub where food is served, a Church of England church, a guesthouse and a recreation area. The nearby towns of Cowbridge and Llantwit Major have a larger range of facilities including Leisure Centres, Libraries, Health Centres, Optical and Dental practices. Mount Pleasant Stables is only a few miles from the coast, and is within easy reach of many beaches, Castles, peaceful walks and lively, stimulating towns also.
In addition to the service aims, objectives and facilities listed in the brochure, Mount Pleasant Stables offers a ‘family home’ environment with maximum flexibility of service due to the act that it is a small service provider which facilitates an informal atmosphere.
Whilst everyday healthcare is carried out by staff under the supervision of a GP and community nurse where necessary, Mount Pleasant Stables is not a nursing home and staff do not have the qualifications or experience to meet specialist nursing needs.
Mount Pleasant Stables is staffed 24 hours a day, with 2 members of waking staff available at night and 1 sleep-in staff member. Further staff support can be summoned and on hand within 30 minutes. Should service users require regular support at night; extra staff can be provided and charged accordingly.
Jo Bannister is the Manager at Mount Pleasant Stables and holds a QCF 5 & 7, she is responsible for recruiting, supervision, training and development of the staff team. The team consists of 23 full time members of support staff, who are all appropriately matched to the type of service provided regarding gender, cultural background and personal interests. All staff members possess attitudes and characteristics that are required to meet service user’s needs; Staff are approachable, open and active listeners, which makes them good communicators. They are all reliable, honest and interested, working towards QCF level 2,3 or 5 in care or a similar qualification. 85 % of staff at Mount Pleasant Stables hold a QCF qualification. All staff are encouraged and supported to study for further qualifications, as well as carrying out training both in house and externally that benefits both the staff team and service users.