ARK supports our service users to choose a Short Break that is meaningful to them and provides a life-enhancing experience.
ARK provides Short Break and respite care for adults with support needs. We ensure both the planning and experience provide Positive Outcomes for both the service user and their carers/families.
ARK and other relevant agencies will provide support to help identify the needs, views and wishes of each individual.
We provide short breaks and respite care in a person-centred way, based on the principles and rights that all individuals enjoy as citizens, in particular a right to dignity, privacy, choice & safety.
ARK will promote our service users’ independence whilst managing positive risk-taking in a pro-active and planned way.
We endeavour to provide Short Breaks that are rich in purpose, taking into consideration gender, ethnicity, language, culture and faith. We support individuals to undertake meaningful activities during the Short Break or respite stay, in an environment which is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.
ARK will ensure that the environment chosen for the Short Break will meet the needs of the service user.
This will include ensuring that any equipment required is available, safely installed & used according to Health & Safety legislation, as well as ensuring:
ARK provides Short Breaks services for adults with disabilities across the Scottish Borders and a respite service at our care home in Grangemouth (ARK Grange). If you would be interested in having this service in your area, please let us know.
Short Breaks can also be provided in a range of settings supported by ARK staff, including:
An agreement is provided to cover the service user and their family’s/carer’s wishes. This includes: