Quarryfields Care Home, Balby, Doncaster
|Services||Mental ill-health, Profound learning disability, Autism, OneCare service|
Welcome to Quarryfields
We build our care and activity plans around each service user, supporting and encouraging them to be happy and fulfilled.
Encouraging independence, we work with service users, family and professionals to ensure achievable rehabilitation goals are set.
Quarryfields is made up of two eight-bedroom bungalows, two one-bedroom flats and one four-bedroom house. Each have lounge areas, a dining room, and a kitchen. Bedrooms can be personalised to each service users individual tastes, and every bedroom features an ensuite bathroom.
Extended pathways of care are also available on our site; one two-bed flat and two one-bed flats allow service users to live more independently. Once rehabilitation goals have been met, and there is a lesser need for round the clock care, the OneCare service provides the opportunity to return to life in the community. OneCare is also ideal for those with a progressive condition, who can still live on their own but may need nearby support.
The OneCare service at Quarryfields provides support to individuals living with mental ill-health and learning disabilities. Supported by specialist nurses and life-skills teams as and when required, service users are able to live a more independent lifestyle.
A two-bedroom flat and two one-bedroom flats are just a short walk from the main home. These flats provide service users with their individual space, as well as shared living areas encouraging interaction with one another, and their guests.
This also develops independence, confidence and life-skills in a home from home environment. The flats are adapted to suit the individual tastes, and personal requirements of service users, ensuring their home is well-suited to their physical and emotional
Quarryfields encourages service users to work towards their personal goals; the first stage is living independently in a OneCare service, before returning to life within the community.
“The OneCare service at Quarryfields isn’t for an individual’s condition; it is to prepare them for independent living, within their community. We are on hand to provide additional care when the need arises; but we work to encourage confidence and life-skills for community living, within our service users. Once ready, life within the community can begin – without the need for care.” - Home manager, Gillian Greenall
Life at Quarryfields
Social activities, leisure interests and hobbies are all part of a health, balanced life. An Occupational Therapist and the Care and Life Skills team work with service users to develop, co-ordinate and encourage hobbies and interests. Service user forums are held each month to allow everyone to share their views on current activities and any future ideas.
Club nights, day trips and holidays are popular with all service users. An accessible minibus and car allow for transport to always be available, further encouraging social trips for everyone.
Quarryfields has a spacious, landscaped garden with a patio, raised flower beds and a potting shed. A communal area is also available for BBQ's and parties, throughout the seasons.
The Platform is a new pop-up coffee shop on Woodfield Road, developed and staffed entirely by service users from Quarryfields.
The Platform will hold a series of pop-up shops, each running for around 10 weeks – providing service users from different backgrounds, abilities and conditions to plan, budget create and run the shop.
From barista training in how to make the perfect coffee, to budgeting, interior design, and training in health and safety and Food Hygiene, the Platform team have worked hard to develop all the skills they need to launch their new venture.
Euan Craig, Chief Executive Officer at Exemplar Health Care, said: “It’s great to be part of such fantastic project and to get into the community and to be involved. The Platform at Quarryfields project is a fantastic example of what all homes should be doing – rising to challenges, engaging with the community and providing a platform to development.”
The Platform's website, which is managed by staff and service users at The Platform is now live at www.theplatformquarryfields.com