Wellbeing

Cherry Road is run by Midlothian Council’s Adult Health and Social Care department and is a purpose built centre which is fully accessible. We work closely with social workers and health professionals to arrange and provide support to meet individually identified interests, needs and outcomes.

Cherry Road is a centre for adults with learning disabilities to access services, facilities and activities both within or out-with the centre.

It is situated within a housing estate in Bonnyrigg close to all local amenities and public transport links.

The use of the building has changed in the last few years and it is now a centre for people with more profound learning disabilities and an older persons group (The Golden Group) as well as a growing number of young people requiring additional support.

We are a service registered with the care inspectorate. Our staff team has a broad range of skills, experience and knowledge and a variety of qualifications relevant to health and social care. We regularly offer specialist training to our staff team.
The team have a wide range of qualifications in Health and Social Care, enhanced by  personal interests and skills that help make exciting and engaging experiences.

Mandatory training for all of our staff –
• Safe Moving and Handling
• Emergency First Aid
• Managing Difficult Epilepsy
• Team Teach behaviour management

Additional training for staff includes-
• Medication
• PEG nutrition (Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy)
• Positive Behavioural Support
• Intensive Interaction
• Active Support

Our training program aims to ensure that our staff are skilled and equipped to offer a wide range of activities and opportunities in a safe, fun and meaningful manner.
We also offer staff training opportunities with a wide range of experts in a variety of fields including health, communication, arts, motivation and engagement.

Health & Specialist Services

At Cherry Road we work with you and health care services to provide the emotional and physical support you need and adapt your support in response to changes in your life and health. We encourage a multi agency approach, where you can to access health care services within the centre in. We have close working … Continue reading Health & Specialist Services