Hello and Welcome
Silver Springs is an exciting and progressive Residential Care Home located in the heart of Watford Town Centre, Hertfordshire. Established in 1994, Silver Springs continues to provide quality Residential Care for adults with Learning Disabilities and specific Developmental Disabilities such as Autism. Over time, we have continued to evolve our model of care and support to stay at the forefront of Residential Care Services.
Please take time to explore our website and find out more about our Home and the support we can offer. Our Meet our Team page will give you a little taster but why not come and visit us in person or pick up the phone and give us a call.
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What is Residential Care?
Residential care is when someone lives in a registered care home which is managed and run by a care provider who is responsible for all aspects of their daily needs and wellbeing. This is quite different to Supported Living, where people are offered support in their ‘own homes’ via a tenancy or home ownership or shared ownership and have personal and housing related support provided by an outside organisation.
Silver Springs is a specially adapted Residential Care Home which offers a warm, friendly and safe surrounding. Our 24-hour personal and practical support is provided by well-trained, caring staff and is designed to ensure people continue to enjoy maximum independence as well as peace of mind, knowing that help is always at hand. At Silver Springs we provide personally tailored care that is tailored to the needs of our service users whilst maintaining and enhancing their quality of life.
Privacy and choice are high on our priority list. We understand and respect that people value keeping their independence and so we encourage service users to choose how their care is planned and delivered. Our staff work with service users and their loved ones to create detailed care plans that encompass every aspect of wellbeing to ensure individual health and care needs are continually met.
What is a Learning Disability?
A learning disability is essentially a neurological disorder. In simple terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person’s brain is “wired.” People with learning disabilities can be as smart or smarter than their peers. But they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling or organising information if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.
A learning disability can’t be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong issue. With the right support and intervention, however, people with learning disabilities can live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives.
At Silver Springs, we help people with learning disabilities to achieve such success by encouraging their strengths, knowing their weaknesses, understanding the health and social care environment, working with professionals and learning about strategies for dealing with specific difficulties.
Other Conditions and Areas of Specialist Support
We also offer support to individuals with specific Developmental Conditions such as Autism, Epilepsy, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Physical Disabilities and Down’s Syndrome to name a few. Please visit “Our Services” page for more information.
“When ever I visit, I am always impressed as to the way the Staff speak to and acknowledge the other people living there. It is always a friendly home. Without a doubt, I feel sure that Sonya is living in a safe environment. Not only is the Manager approachable he is aware and has an understanding … Continue reading Margaret Cresswell (Friend of a Service User)
The home was well led by a manager who knew the people and staff and supported them to have their views and ideas heard and acted upon. There was a positive open culture with staff working together in an atmosphere which valued their contribution to the service. Systems were in place to monitor the quality of the service and … Continue reading CQC Inspection, March 2016