Located just outside the bustling town of Middlesbrough, on the tree lined Marton Road – The Grove (and The Courtyard) provides residential services for adults with a primary diagnosis in mental health. Across two floors the care home accommodates up to 55 people with 26 on the Ground Floor and 29 on the First Floor.
Relaxed lounges and modern bedrooms complement daily life alongside the main kitchen and three alternative dining and skills kitchens – located on both floors within the home. This enables all people who live in The Grove to develop and maintain independence and daily living skills, preparing them for potentially moving on to a more independent setting and life.
Our service is dedicated to positive encouragement and empowerment to facilitate opportunities that allow residents to be as independent as possible. Support with decision-making and involving the resident in their care is key, with the opportunity for people living in The Grove to make their own decisions being sensitively provided.
We speak to all of our residents and their family, friends and support workers to determine interests, preferences and skills. Based on these discussions a specific program of occupational and therapeutic lifestyle choices and activities will be devised with the individual. Opportunities for residents to participate in a wide range of past times is practised throughout the home. Each individual will have a record of choices and preferred lifestyle choices, alongside an individualised plan that will support each resident in achieving their goals and preferred past times. Our Lifestyle Coordinator facilitates a wider range of activities and past times - linked to lifestyle and choice - these include; cooking, art and crafts, a walking group, exercise and wellbeing, amongst others - all of which are chosen by our residents. Their preferences and ideas are sought in monthly meetings too. Furthermore, there is an annual holiday, which everyone greatly looks forward to.
The dining experience is an important part of the day. Not only do our people who live in The Grove enjoy great mealtimes, they enjoy socialising and interacting with other people during mealtimes if they choose to - making it a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all. Menus are sent out daily with two main options, as well as a vegetarian and a particularly healthy option which encourages and promotes choice, as well as a balanced diet. People living in The Grove who prefer alternatives are also accommodated. For residents who prefer to support their own choice of meals, cooking and baking, the skills kitchens around the home facilitate scope for people living in The Grove to prepare their own choices - with or without support. Our head Chef, is extremely resident-orientated, and is delighted to go above and beyond to accommodate different choices and support. We encourage healthy dining and always have fresh fruit and healthy snacks to support
Tracey Bell has worked at The Grove for almost 4 years – achieving an overall Good rating with CQC, and is constantly striving toward Outstanding. She is committed and driven, ensuring the home has a pleasant, happy environment, with a good general feeling and atmosphere.
Tracey has over 20 years experience of managing, developing and leading services for adults with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Complex Needs and Older Persons. She has been a Registered Manager for over 20 years – demonstrating good, extensive knowledge of the CQC and their expected standards. Her care homes have always received positive inspections.