About The Durnford Society
The Durnford Society Limited is a voluntary sector, not for profit organisation, registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. No. 22851R (Charitable).
Founded in 1980 as a Voluntary Organisation, not for profit, registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, The Durnford Society sought to provide care and support for people with Learning Disabilities moving from long term hospitals into the community within small residential care homes.
Over the years, as the models of care and support has changed, our Organisation has changed and evolved to caring and supporting people in a variety of settings, from people living in their own accommodation to people living within a residential care setting.
Whilst we remain a specialist Learning Disability Service, we also support other conditions, such as physical needs and mental health needs. When supporting a potential person, what is important is that we feel we can help the person to grow and develop and have the skills and resources to enable this.
The Organisation prides itself in offering, an empowering person-centred approach, promoting freedom of choice for individuals, encompassing their wishes, needs and aspirations. We strongly believe this philosophy provides the opportunity for a more independent lifestyle.
Excellence of training, robust staff development and a supportive atmosphere has helped to develop and implement consistent, positive, and imaginative staff teams providing an individual tailored, holistic service capable of responding to changing needs.
By continued hard work, we aim to be acknowledged as a professionally respected Organisation responding dynamically through inter-agency working and feedback to ensure that the interests of individuals are safeguarded to achieve the best outcome for people supported.
Vision & Values
The Organisation’s vision is to support and empower individuals to lead a fulfilled life in any setting. It has clearly defined values that underpin an ethos which is threaded through all aspects of the Organisation. These values are:
Staff strive to look for and implement new and better ways of working with and supporting people.
Care and Support
Person centered approaches are at the heart of the service we provide, promoting independence being the key.
Promoting an open, honest and transparent environment, which is ethical, moral and acts in the best interest of the people we support.
Promoting a positive and consistent culture of helping people to look at their own mental and physical health.
Helping people to become confident and stronger in exercising their rights and taking control of their lives.
Promoting the learning and maintaining of skills and activities to help people live the lives they want.
Our prime aim is to create an environment where those using our service are able to live their lives in the manner they choose.
In order to understand the wishes of those that we support we believe wholeheartedly in a person centred approach and all are offered the opportunity of their own Person Centred Plan.
The Durnford Society Ltd prides itself on offering an empowering person-centred approach through a range of diverse services. Each service provides freedom of choice for individuals encompassing their wishes, needs and aspirations. This philosophy provides the opportunity for a more independent lifestyle.
Excellence in training, staff development and an atmosphere of supportive challenge, lead to consistent, positive, imaginative staff teams providing an individually tailored, holistic service capable of responding to changing needs.
By continued hard work, we aim to be acknowledged as a professionally respected Organisation responding dynamically through inter-agency working and feedback to ensure that the interests of individuals are safeguarded to achieve the best outcome for people being supported.
Parkstone Lane is a registered care home providing specialist complex care support for individuals with Learning disabilities. The home is small and provides care and support for up to four people. There is one bedroom that can accommodate physical needs.
Oaklands is a registered care home providing specialist complex care support for individuals with Learning disabilities. The home has capacity to support up to nine people. Based within a bungalow, Oaklands has provision to deal with all physical needs.
Supported Living & Domiciliary Care: Providing home care and support, the service can support with personal care needs, through to daily tasks such as shopping. The Service is registered with CQC and is regulated, is a contracted and approved provider with Plymouth City Council and is an accredited End of Life provider from St Luke’s.
This service is for individuals who require support who choose to live in their own home
This service is for individuals who require 24 hour support and care