04 April 2016
New Daisy service on target for summer opening
Daisy, a brand new specialist residential home in Devizes providing
care for up to 9 individuals is near completion and will open this
This ground-breaking new home will enable people with complex
learning disabilities and challenging behaviour to return to
Wiltshire and receive specialised services close to their family
and friends, in a home from home setting. A multi-disciplinary team
experienced in providing specialist care, will take an innovative
and personal approach, supporting and encouraging people to live at
The Daisy as independently as possible.
Based near Green Lane Hospital, The Daisy, (so called because of
its flower shaped design) has been achieved through the partnership
working of NSH Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning group and Avon and
Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP). Through this
collaboration, services will be delivered in a responsive way,
enabling people to make their own choices and support them to live
their life in the community.
People living at The Daisy will be helped to maintain links with
their family and friends and to build a fulfilled life through
community integration such as education, sports and leisure.
They will also be able to access mainstream services when they need
them, to ensure that their health and social needs are
Ted Wilson, Group Director, NHS Wiltshire CCG said, "The
introduction of these new services will help address the need for
specialised provision for people with complex learning disabilities
and challenging behaviour. We aspire to help people reduce
their need for support, as they gain the confidence to have more
control to live happy, meaningful and fulfilling lives."
Jane Anderson, Service Manager for Specialised and Criminal
Justice Mental Health from AWP said, "We are absolutely delighted
with the progress. Things are moving on with great speed.
Recruitment is progressing well and we are confident this new
service will be an absolute success."
Each home will offer a fully equipped area with a kitchen,
en-suite bathroom, lounge area and garden. People have
contributed to the design of their own areas by choosing colour
schemes and soft furnishings. A welcoming communal area will also