Longview is currently registered as a care home without nursing with the Care Quality Commission.
Our main house has 16 single rooms with shared bathrooms, kitchens and lounges as well as a private garden. We also have a three bedroom annex within the grounds which allows individuals to experience greater independence before moving on.
Situated five miles from Liverpool city centre and a ten minute walk from Huyton town centre, Longview has good access to the local shopping areas, community facilities and public transport routes.
Our highly qualified and experienced staff are on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They all have a wide range of skills, qualifications and experience which allows us to provide a very comprehensive service.
Team members hold qualifications in psychology, social work, community and youth work, occupational therapy, health and social care, and teaching.
How we help
We’ve adopted a three-phased model of care which allows individuals to progress their recovery at a pace appropriate to them:
Phase 1 – We concentrate on establishing a thoroughly detailed and ongoing assessment of needs, while at the same time providing opportunities for individuals to build relationships, identify their own needs, feel empowered, and experience positive achievement. With the individual’s consent, we would actively seek to involve their family and friends.
Phase 2 – We give individuals the opportunity to move into a semi-independent setting where they can experiment with some of the practicalities involved in assuming greater personal responsibility, while retaining close staff support. They are supported to develop personal organisational skills, test out interpersonal and social skills, and extend their social networks.
Phase 3 – Individuals gain experience of independent living with focused support and they assume high levels of responsibility for themselves. They are supported to solve problems, negotiate their needs and prepare for independent living.
Aftercare – We also help people in the transition from residential to supported and independent living. This can be tailored according to need.
Who we can help
We accept referrals from health and social care professionals in Knowsley and neighbouring authorities across Merseyside.
We’ve successfully supported individuals moving from long stay hospitals including low-medium secure. We also provide respite for individuals delayed from being discharged or individuals needing respite who are living on their own or with family/carers.
Following a referral but before someone starts using our services, we carry out a comprehensive assessment. This involves:
- An interview with our manager or senior mental health recovery worker
- A full risk assessment
- An informal meeting with other residents to find out more about being part of our community.
Once an assessment has been completed, we make a decision with the individual and their care co-ordinator about whether a placement at Longview is right for them.
Funding for our support packages usually comes from the local authority or health authority where the individual usually lives. It’s the responsibility of the care co-ordinator to source and apply for funding, which must be in place before the assessment process can begin.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.