Brief details of services available to residents are given below. Further information, should you require it, can be found in our A-Z Brochure or on our DVD both of which are available from Society Support Services.
Members of the House Committees in Bagatelle and Glenfield visit regularly and act as advocates for residents. Inverclyde Council also has an advocacy service which is made available to residents. Advocacy information is available in both Homes.
A short service conducted by members of the local clergy is held on Sunday afternoons at 2.30pm . At present the services are held at Glenfield and Bagatelle on alternate Sundays. A service is also held in each Home on alternate Tuesday evenings. Ministers/Priests and church visitors are always welcome in the Home.
If you have lived locally and are registered with a local GP, you will wish to remain with your own doctor. If, however, you wish or need to change your GP, we can arrange this for you because we are invloved with all the health centres in the area.
A hairdressing service is available in both homes in the Hairdressing Salon. Appointments are made through the Nurse in Charge and a small charge is made.
Each Home has a House Committee that meets once a month in the Home. These committees were originally formed to visit residents, but now also perform a range of social functions. An “Amenity Fund” is maintained by fundraising events. A programme of concerts, video shows and other entertainments also comes within the remit of this Committee but the friendly “Home Visiting” offers the opportunity for residents to talk to committee members passing on praise, concerns or suggestions. House Committee members liaise with the Home Manager and her staff on all points regarding the residents comfort and well-being. An important role of the House Committee is to act as independent advocates for residents.
The Therapy team consists of four staff, namely three Diversional Therapists and one Holistic Therapist who are employed by the Society to plan recreational activities which include reminiscence, carpet bowls, games, discussion groups, gentle exercise, music workshops, art and craft classes, media studies, concert parties, a gentlemens' group and special outings. One to one Therapy, where required, will be provided. Both Homes have magnificent secure gardens to be enjoyed. There is a weekly exercise class in each Home taken by qualified volunteers or staff. Both Homes have a Relaxation room and Treatment room with specialist equipment for the benefit of residents.
A mini bus, which is suitable for wheelchair users is available to the Society for the benefit of residents courtesy of an agreement with Inverclyde Voluntary Council of Social Services. The mini bus will enable residents to go on organised trips and visits to local places of interest.