A Great Yarmouth day care centre, which provides services for adults with learning disabilities, is preparing to expand their premises to support their growing team of staff and service users.
Iceni Care has been based on the town’s Queen’s Road since it opened in 2011 and now, with 45 staff across the business, providing 75 services, they will be expanding into the nearby St James Health and Resource Centre, managed by enterprise agency, Nwes.
Director of Iceni Care, Mandy Davy, is looking forward to the move and the benefits that their additional home will bring to the adults they support.
“At Iceni Care we have a large team of experienced and passionate support workers providing a number of services, support and opportunities to all the users of the Iceni Care day care centre. The time has arrived where we have simply outgrown our current base.” Mrs Davy explains.
Currently delivering services which include social evenings, gardening projects, and respite, Mrs Davy says that the way support is delivered is changing. With the Government introducing new ways of working, the move to St James Health and Resource Centre will not only accommodate the growing team at Iceni Care, but it will offer opportunities to learn work skills and support transition between services. They will still be operating from their current offices.
Mrs Davy continues.
“The space at St James is ideal for us. A huge bonus is the onsite café, which will provide the adults we support with opportunities to develop work skills by making tea, coffee etc for our visitors.
“The extra space available will support the transition work that we are carrying out with Further Education colleges, and we are even able to allocate some space to Volunteering Matters to help their work. It’s an exciting time for us.”