Welmede (Surrey) | Avenues Group

Welmede (Surrey)

Our Welmede subsidiary offers person-centred support services to more than 300 people with conditions including learning disability and autism, and mental health needs.

The subisdiary’s Supported Living provision is rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in its five areas of measurement:

  • safe
  • effective
  • caring
  • responsive
  • well led

Welmede merged with Avenues in November 2016.

2020-21: A summary of our operational priorities

In 2020/21 we will focus on:

  • Implementing local practice leaders to embed Active Support in all services as well as best Positive Behaviour Support practices
  • Finalising integration of the subsidiary with the Avenues Group
  • Implementation of digital solutions that support delivery of person-centred services
  • Review of service support models in line with the local government strategy and national best practice
  • Assessment of properties stock to ensure that we can provide ‘homes for life’ to  those living in our services while meeting people’s current and future support needs
  • Maintaining CQC Outstanding rating through robust evidence of the positive impact our support has on quality of life and independence of people we support
  • Ensuring that the subsidiary financial position and business systems are in line with the changing environment within the social care sector

Daniel Dzikowski

What things are you most proud of in your services?

In November 2016 Welmede merged with Avenues. It has been exhilarating to draw on Welmede’s proven experience in the delivery of outstanding quality support and specialised housing to people with learning disabilities and Avenue’s extensive expertise in the provision of support to people with Autism. I’m proud to lead a diverse group of managers and dedicated support staff utilising knowledge of both organisations to ensure the best possible outcomes for each person entrusting Avenues as their care and support provider of choice. The quality of our services is not only evident in the feedback from people using our support, but also supported by our regulatory compliance levels independently assessed by the regulator, the Care Quality Commission. The wealth of experience and knowledge from both organisations allows us to design and deliver outstanding quality support with the best possible outcomes for each supported person at the forefront. Our expertise and open approach to working with other organisations enables Avenues to provide support throughout a person’s life, continuously responding to their changing needs, wishes and aspirations providing the most adequate model and levels of support. I’m proud that so many individuals entrust Avenues to be their support and care provider of choice.

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