Balmain Care Home is situated in
the Stoke area of Plymouth. It has 29 rooms available, some
of which are en-suite. The home is split into four houses,
each with it’s own lounge area. Although the home is a
non-smoking premises we do have a ‘smoking lounge’ available
to the residents should they so wish. Balamin is a short bus
ride from Plymouth City centre with all of it’s facilities
and shops easily accessible.
The primary function at Balmain is to offer support to those
who are suffering from Mental Health issues or illnesses.
Our mental health services are unique to the needs of the
locality, in one area for example we support people with
longer term severe and enduring mental health needs, in
others we work with people with organic mental health
problems of the ages of 18 and up who have high level of
complex needs that have often challenged services. Our aim
is wherever possible to enable our residents to re-equip
themselves to return to a normal life within the community.
However we do appreciate that in certain circumstances there
are residents that require a long term stay in a home that
offers the best of welfare safety and security in a stable
environment and being cared for by staff that they have come
to know and trust.
For anyone needing support or care for mental health
concerns, we offer a wide range of personalised services.
Service users can be admitted either on an informal basis or
on a more formal nature when unfortunately matters have
deteriorated to a point where measures under the Mental
Health Act are required. Under all circumstances each
potential resident is formally and professionally assessed
by a trained skilled member of our team.
We utilise person-centred ‘support plans’ which are
corroborated by multi-disciplinary teams of highly-qualified
professionals, and our Service Users are encouraged to
choose holistic routes that will promote positive mental
health and an all-round feeling of well-being.
Wherever possible, social and community integration is
The team works pro-actively, with local groups supporting
access to local leisure and recreation facilities, local or
regional events and further education courses.
The home also caters for those who
are suffering from Drug and Alcohol related problems.
We have a therapy room that
is used by service users to promote basic living skills with
the goal of repatriation into the community.
The Home has its own 7 seat people carrier which facilitates
not only transport to and from hospital and doctors
appointments but also allows for numerous trips and outings
for the residents.