73 Pontardawe Road,
Parkview House is a warm and homely environment for young adults with a mental health diagnosis and or learning disabilities, who may also present with challenging behaviours.
Parkview is situated just outside the village of Clydach, opposite Coed Gwilym Park which boasts extensive walks through woodlands and canal routes which link to neighbouring villages. The park also has tennis courts, bowling green and cycle tracks.
Parkview House is a two storey, spacious detached house set in extensive mature gardens. The house offers two ground floor bedrooms and four first floor bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. Service users are encouraged to bring their own personal belongings for their rooms, subject to the items complying with fire and health and safety requirements.
The house has three large communal rooms. We also have a large industrial kitchen which we encourage service users to utilise, so that they may gain the skills to become independent. We also have a sensory room with “state of the art” equipment. The gardens also provide excellent space for outdoor activities. A poly tunnel to grow vegetables will be erected in the spring to enable our service users to grow plants and vegetables if they so choose to.
Parkview bungalow is also situated within the grounds. This modern two bedroom bungalow has spacious accommodation for an individual person with complex needs, together with a large conservatory which leads onto a private decked area. All rooms meet or exceed the care standards minimum requirements and are furnished to a high standard. Our grounds are level and are well maintained with mature trees and shrubs with large areas laid to lawn.
A bus stop is situated opposite the property from which public transport can be accessed for travel to surrounding towns. Major bus or rail networks can be accessed from these towns. The nearby towns of Clydach and Swansea have a larger range of facilities including Leisure Centres, Libraries, Health Centres, Optical and Dental practices. Parkview 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, Parkview offers a ‘family home’ environment with maximum flexibility of service due to the act that it is a small service provider which facilitates and informal atmosphere.
Whilst everyday healthcare is carried out by staff under the supervision of a GP and community nurse where necessary, Parkview is not a nursing home and staff do not have the qualifications or experience to meet specialist nursing needs.
Parkview is staffed 24 hours a day, with 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.
Lucy Slee is the manager at Parkview and responsible for recruiting, supervision, training and development of the staff team. The team consists of 20 full time members of full time 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 users’ 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 Parkview 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.
Our staff team have a huge wealth of experience and knowledge supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, sensory impairment, depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia, mood affective disorders, self harm behaviours. As a staff team we look to recovery and focus on peoples potential rather than their problems. We seek to support individuals to set goals to make changes in areas of their lives where they can gain greater independent living skills and self esteem.