A team of 11 staff work at The Haven Day Centre, their combined service with us being over 65 years.
The Centre provides a safe environment to support our Members in their work, recreational and spiritual life. All staff members are trained and supported by the manager through staff meetings, internal updates, supervisions, reviews and appraisals.
The Haven Day Centre has been recognised by the Employment Service ‘Positive about Disabled People’ symbol and are registered for the Social Care Commitment. We are also members of NASHICS, Care and Support West, the Evangelical Alliance, AFVS and others.
Meet our Management Team
Alex Porwal and Lisa Perkins are our coordinators and in the manager’s absence they deal with certain additional tasks.
The above Coordinators have many other responsibilities and tasks including those that our other Support Workers undertake. They and the staff below know the importance of training for all and the difference this can make in people’s lives.
All our support workers carry out similar functions but with some variations. They all drive the minibuses (MiDAS trained) or are passenger assistants most days and undertake lunchtime supervision every day. Some of their additional specific responsibilities or talents are stated below.
All our staff ensure that our Members are supported in a Person-Centred way, giving all the opportunity to realise their potential and achieve goals. Most of our staff regularly attend church and are committed to aspects of church life by serving in different ways.
Learning and Development
All our staff have attended considerable training in recent years, to include Safeguarding; MCA & DOLS, Moving and Handling; Managing Behaviour that can be Challenging, Administration of medication, first aid, including use of our defibrillator, MiDAS (Minibus driver training) and much more.
We are blessed to have a great Trustee board which has been augmented in recent years with Trustees with social services, safeguarding, education, business and other skills and experiences, such that we have a well-rounded board. The secretary to the trustees has also undertake our everyday bookkeeping for years.