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About Candour Care Services

The founder/director of Candour Care Services is Rosario Fernandes. He is trained in the field of learning disability and mental illness having gained nursing qualifications of RNMH in 1973 and RMN in 1975, and went on to undertake a Cert. in Management Studies following this with the Registered Managers Award in 2005. Rosario worked in the NHS for a period of 33 years in a variety of settings and positions.

Our founder, Rosario Fernandes

Rosario opened Broadview, the first location as part of a resettlement project for people with learning disabilities, who were moving out of large institutions in 1998. He used to work in a large local hospital for people with learning disabilities. It was his personal experience of working in a large institution that inspired him to set up Broadview, as he became convinced of the need to find a better alternative to long term hospital care. .

Rosario’s personal experience of working in a large institution inspired him to set up Broadview, as he became convinced of the need to find a better alternative to long term hospital care.

Our Aim, Objectives, Philosophy and Processes

To provide a high quality person-specific care and support service for people with autistic spectrum conditions and profound learning disabilities towards maximising their life potentials.

Objectives

  • To offer personalised accommodation
  • To provide person-centered care and support.
  • To enhance achievement of personal potentials.
  • To improve on personal lifestyles.
  • To provide high level of staff support.
  • To offer a broad range of activities of daily living.

Philosophy

  • Respect
  • Choice
  • Community Presence
  • Community Participation
  • Personal competence
  • Collaboration

Processes

  • Pre-admission assessment
  • Transition programme
  • Multidisciplinary Care Review
  • Multiagency input
  • Person-centered planning


Our Homes

Broadview

Broadview is a special facility with person specific adaptations to meet individual requirements. It is an extensive detached house set in a private location with spacious gardens and will provide a home for eight service users with profound learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. Broadview was opened 1998.

Homeside

Homeside is a special facility with person specific adaptations to meet individual requirements. It is an extensive detached house set in a private location with spacious gardens and provides a home for six men with autistic spectrum disorders. Homeside was opened in 2001.

Hillcrest

Hllcrest was established in 2012. It is a very specially developed facility with person specific adaptations to meet individual requirements. It is an extensive detached house set in a private location with spacious gardens and will provide a home for seven men and women with profound learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorder. Hillcrest is situated next to Broadview in the village of Welwyn, an idyllic rural setting that offers a most suitable environment for people with autistic spectrum conditions.