Hillside is a charming and homely bungalow situated in the attractive Derbyshire market town of Ilkeston. It delivers residential care and support to two adults over the age of eighteen, with learning disabilities and complex needs.
Inside the home, the bedrooms are decorated in accordance with the personal choices of the residents, and reflect their personality. There are also good sized communal areas including a well-furnished lounge and dining area. Externally the home has a large and attractive garden equipped with a patio, decking and raised sensory garden boxes that enable the residents to tend their own fruit and vegetables.
Our care is always delivered with the individual in mind. We do not operate a one size fits all policy. Everyone is different and we develop specific care plans to give the best possible support for each person. One example of our person-centred approach is the installing of a hot tub purchased by one of our residents for his own therapeutic use.
Our door is always open to welcome family and friends. We encourage family involvement in the home and we like to develop relationships with relatives who play an important part in making life for our residents as rich and fulfilling as possible. Our experienced and committed team work hard to deliver a very high standard of care for everyone, including families as well as residents. The highlight of this is often our Christmas party, where all our homes in Ilkeston get together, families, friends, staff and residents, and enjoy fabulous entertainment, good food and a great atmosphere.
Activities are an important part of the day at Hillside and are geared to the particular interests and preferences of our residents. There is a wide variety of events and trips out including outings to the coast, cinema, bowling and theatre. We also organise trips to our sister home in Ilkeston, Churchview, so that our residents can take part in a variety of sensory experiences utilising their sensory room which is equipped with a large vibrating ball pool. We also hold sensory cooking and taste sessions which help to promote independence skills and choice.
Each of our residents enjoys an annual holiday, and this is an important part of the care that we provide. This is undertaken either on a one to one basis with a carer, or with friends. We cater for every detail to make sure that the experience is as good as it possibly can be. Examples of previous holidays have included trips to Disneyland Paris, the Peak District, a Motorhome experience, a log cabin with hot tub and sauna swimming pool. We want all our residents to enjoy a holiday that is personal to them and reflects their likes and dislikes as completely as possible.
We want all our residents, and their families, to feel that they are experiencing life to the fullest extent of their capabilities. We have an experienced and dedicated team that work hard to ensure that the very best opportunities and experiences are delivered and that life for those who come to Hillside is as fulfilling as it can possibly be.
31 Albany Street
T: 0115 930 0171