29 Jan 2019
Mill Meadow receive glowing social mobility review from residents.
John Turner CEO of Visit Somerset has said; "The review below is an excellent example of the type of service that we should all be delivering on behalf of our members able or disabled. As we approach the beginning of our two-year social mobility strategy, it is incredibly important that all our members really understand the importance of engaging and supporting our very diverse needs of all our customers.
Mill Meadow's testimonial is a brilliant example and fills me with confidence that we have a fighting chance of making a resounding success for our soon to be new, 'social mobility' strategy, for the county”.
Please accept my thanks on behalf of Oakleacare and from our residents for their wonderful stay with you at Mill Meadow.
The staff and residents all had the most amazing time over the past few weeks and enjoyed the whole experience. The main reason for saying this is that to our surprise the residents became extremely peaceful and very relaxed at the lodge. We had concerns about the open plan layout due to their learning disabilities as this is very different. However, we now believe that this was the reason for them being so relaxed and very chilled due to the fact they could see the staff and each other and interact all the time. One particular resident very rarely sits still but she was so quiet we couldn’t quite believe the change!
The staff and I are all very interested to see what happens when they return home and for us to compare their behaviour as we had never thought about how a different setting / layout could change behaviour so dramatically. Nobody in the end wanted to leave (including the staff) so I’m sure it won’t be long before we return for our next break as it was a total success!
Thank you once again for a wonderful time. I would highly recommend Mill Meadow to other organisations with residents who have similar disabilities as ours to come and stay with you.
With kind regards,
Oaklea Care Ltd.