Learning Disabilities Team
What the Learning Disabilities Team say about working in Adult Social Care:
We work with people across Gloucestershire and are based at Shire Hall in Gloucester. We are a supportive, countywide team and incorporate the following services:
- Learning Disabilities Operations Team
- Enablement Team (Including Drop In Centres across Gloucestershire)
- Transition Team
- Day Services and Residential Short breaks
- Shared Lives Team
We are made up of both qualified and unqualified workers and have our own, large, open-plan office and we all share this space. Learning Disabilities operate a ‘Hub’ model which means that workers are grouped together with their Manager in their own areas of the office. This means that Peer support is always available – in fact it is a key part of our operating model. There are Peer group discussions at least once per week and formal Supervisions take place every 4 weeks.
We have introduced the 3 conversation model across the Team and workers now have more autonomy and accountability – they now have the ability to agree budgets within their Hubs.
This is a far more person centred way of working and the team is now able to spend time really getting to know the people we work with and connect them to meaningful opportunities.
Gloucester Cathedral Gloucester Quays
The Learning Disabilities Team can be found in Shire Hall in the city centre of Gloucester. Shire Hall is located in the heart of Gloucester City Centre. There are plenty of cafes and shops in the city, all within walking distance. Shire Hall is also situated opposite Gloucester Cathedral where there are benches and outside seating areas available, which is particularly nice during the summer months.
A 10-15 minute walk will take you to Gloucester Quays, an outlet shopping centre with a mix of high street and designer labels as well as a great selection of restaurants.
There is free parking available to those working in the Gloucester Locality, which is only a short walk from Shire Hall.
Gloucester has an excellent public transport system, with a main bus station with frequent links to its surrounding towns and villages, such as Cheltenham, Stroud and Cinderford. There are also regular bus routes around Gloucester via the City Centre. The train station is also a ten minute walk from Shire Hall, which is perfect if you are planning to commute from another area within the county or from the surrounding areas such as Bristol, Worcestershire or Oxfordshire.