Third unit opens ahead of schedule at Maypole Grove

Maypole Grove, Exemplar Health Care’s newest home for adults with complex disabilities, is opening its third unit ahead of schedule. The home in Birmingham is fast becoming the service of choice for local care commissioners looking for high-quality care for younger adults with complex disabilities.

Since opening in June 2017, Maypole Grove has become home to 15 residents and in response to growing demand, the home is set to open its third ten-bed unit in the building ahead of schedule. As well as providing high quality care and support to individuals, at Maypole Grove staff work to make every day better for individuals by setting achievable goals, providing meaningful activities and supporting each and every service user to develop or maintain their independence.

Although Maypole Grove has a large landscaped garden, the home is now the proud owner of two allotments, just a short walk from the grounds. This space will allow service users to integrate with the local community, develop their skills and socialise with one another – plus, hopefully provide home grown fruit and vegetables for baking. One service user in particular is looking forward to getting hands on with the two new allotments. Mo is in his late fifties, and lives with severe mental ill-health. Following years living in an elderly care facility, Mo has found independence and support at Maypole Grove, who are equipped to manage his challenging behaviour. Over the past several months, specialist staff at the home have supported Mo to manage his own behaviours and stabilise his medication routine. Mo has also rebuilt his relationship with his family. Having previously only seen them twice a year, Mo now receives weekly visits.

Home Manager, Dania Meadows, is proud of the reputation Maypole Grove is quickly developing.

“We are so looking forward to welcoming new service users over the coming weeks. We are gearing up for our first Christmas together, and everyone couldn’t be more excited. We’re having a pantomime and Christmas Fair on Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day will see family members joining our service users and staff to enjoy lunch together.”

The home is now taking referrals for the third unit at Maypole Grove. To enquire about a placement or to make a referral, please contact Exemplar Health Care on 01709 565 777 or email referrals@exemplarhc.com.