Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities
Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities provides a service to, and helps meet the needs of, adults with a learning disability, living in Stonehaven and surrounding areas.
We support you to be as independent as possible through knowledge, improving skills and building confidence. For many, this means moving on to community based opportunities, employment, further education and social groups. For those with more complex needs, our day service offers help with everyday skills, mobility support, sensory experiences, rebound therapy, leisure activities and personalised support.
Our building based service is for adults with profound and multiple disabilities, as well as complex social needs. It is run from Forest View Centre, which is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.
View our easy read service specification Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities (pdf 753KB).
Find out more about our day services:
- Skills development and training
- Activities and opportunities
- Lunch time arrangements and breaks
- Referral to the service
- Contact us
We have a range of activities and opportunities in Forest View Centre, as well as work placements at Sea View Café. We can help you access leisure activities such as swimming, boccia, rebound therapy and carriage driving. We like to get out and about in the local and wider area.
We encourage independence. Our activities promote wellbeing, mobility, fitness, self-advocacy, confidence building, assertiveness and other social skills.
Our staff use various communication systems to support people who have limited or no verbal communication and/or a hearing impairment. To make sure we get it right for you we work closely with external agencies, health care team and social workers so a full support package is put in place.
Our service focuses on the individual’s needs. Each person has their own action plan working towards goals and outcomes no matter how big or small. We use various pictorial time tables and pictures to help some people through the day. We evidence activities and progress through photographs which are made into a portfolio.
The Forest View Centre doesn't offer a lunch service. You need to bring your own packed lunch. There are tea and coffee facilities and fresh drinking water.
A referral is a request for an assessment of a person's needs. You can be referred to our day service after an assessment of need and eligibility. Your social worker does this.
A visit to the service is arranged to decide if we can offer what you want and need. If you like what you see and have been referred to the day service, you, your carers, guardian, social worker and day service manager agree what the placement is expected to deliver and on what days.
A member of staff is assigned as your keyworker. The keyworker makes sure:
- your outcomes in the service are identified and an action plan created
- an Individual Service Plan (ISP) is agreed and completed
- everyone involved in the plan know their responsibilities
- essential resources in the plan are available or developed
- your agreed outcomes are regularly reviewed
- you are involved in the planning and management of day services
- your parents, carers, guardians and advocates are involved
Everyone using the day service has at least two reviews a year. One is a multi-agency formal review. Followed by an interim six monthly review involving you and your keyworker. A review is where you meet with all people providing your support and look at your program, your progress and your achievements and set your outcomes for the next year.
Placements are temporary and discussed at reviews. They aren't offered for life.
If you want to find out more about our day service or projects please call us on 01569 690543.
You and your carer can also arrange to visit the day service. Please call us to arrange a visit.
Forest View Centre
Forest View Centre closes to everyone for holidays for a week in April, a week in October and two weeks over the festive period in December. We also close for four days during the year for staff training.
Our day services are assessed and graded by the Care Inspectorate for the quality of service we provide.