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This is a ‘user led’ service which looks at the individual needs of each service user it supports. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as a ‘Domiciliary’ care service and strides to exceed the standards set in the Health and Social Care Act. Service users are empowered to make informed choices (within the guidance set out by the Mental Capacity Act) about their own lives and lifestyles, and support is provided to assist service users to do this.


Info on the Supported Living Service

Harpenden Mencap have been providing a Supported Living service to adults with a learning disability since 2003 when the Supporting People programme was introduced. The organisation as a whole has been providing services to adults and children with a learning disability since its formation in 1959.

The Domiciliary Service registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2009 and this enables the Society to be able to offer extended services such as performing personal care tasks to adults with learning disability in the Harpenden/St Albans area who live in their own home. Although Harpenden Mencap at present provides services to people with a learning disability they may (based on an ability to meet an individual's needs) be commissioned to provide services to people with a physical disability or any disability associated to a learning disability such as early onset of dementia.

The service provided by the domiciliary service will care, plan for and support the service users in the following areas:
  • Personal care needs
  • Economic well being
  • Being healthy
  • Enjoying and achieving
  • Staying safe
  • Making a positive contribution
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Empowerment
This is not an exhaustive list as support needs to be person-centred.  There may therefore be additional areas in which a service user requires support, and this will be detailed on the referral of a service user.

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HARPENDEN MENCAP
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Address: "Stairways", 19 Douglas Road, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2EN
Telephone: (01582) 460055 Extn.8
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