The Registered Manager of Unicorn House is Ms Deborah Clarke. Debbie has extensive care experience and an NVQ4 in health and social care. She also has a Registered Managers Award and is studying for a certificate in Community Mental Health. Debbie is supported in her role as Home Manager by Dr Madhewoo who is the home owner, Registered Provider and Founder Director of Unicorn Projects. The registered Manager has overall responsibility for the effective running of the home.
The Deputy Manager is Mr Elvis Agyeman who is studying for NVQ4. Debbie or Elvis can be contacted at any time for further information about Unicorn House.
Staff and Training
All staff receive induction training. This continues until the new member of staff is confident and competent to manage tasks alone. Induction takes the form of shadowing an experienced support worker throughout the shift. Regular supervision is provided by the home manager and staff are encouraged to discuss any aspect of their work that may be troubling them. Training is provided and ongoing. After completing a satisfactary probationary period, staff are require to commit to an NVQ course if they have not already completed one. Mandatory course such as Health and Safety, Medication and Moving & Handling are provided within the first six months of employment.
Staff at Unicorn House are encouraged to fulfil their own potential and enhance their career prospects through ongoing training.
Unicorn Staff commit to:
Holistic approach to care
Commitment to high standards
Expertise in Mental Health
Crisis intervention management
Support for challenging behaviour
"Can do" philosophy
"People first" -
Respecting personal space and privacy.
Considering and finding a balance between risk, decision making and personal choices.
Respect of the individual. Crisis prevention.
Acknowledgement of Human Rights and adherence to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.