Copperclay Mews Full ImageLocated within the small town of Easingwold near York, Copperclay Mews is a purpose-built residential service for adults with complex needs. 

Our mission is to enhance the lives of the people we support by focusing on their individual needs, abilities and aspirations. We aim to enable each person to maximise their potential and achieve a progressively more independent and better quality of life. We seek to achieve this through:

Person-centred focus: This encompasses lifelong learning, care, communication, health, behavioural needs, a range of programmes of activity, emotional well-being and citizenship. Individuals are encouraged to participate in activities and empowered to make decisions for themselves. 

Outcome-focused: We enable and encourage people to make their own decisions. We seek to protect those we support from exploitation. Outcome-focused activities, which build confidence and social skills, enable people to achieve measurable progress.

Lifelong-learning: Person-centred plans focus on providing opportunities to suit the specific needs and aspirations of each person. We seek to ensure people we support are involved as an active and meaningful member of the local community.

Communication: Speech and Language Therapists work to develop an appropriate communication approach for each person, which is then reinforced by the support teams to ensure day-to-day consistency with everybody living in the service. This approach helps people develop an increasing understanding of the many issues which affect their daily lives - and for example, helps them to take an active and meaningful part in decision making around such issues, as well as to extend the depth and range of their relationships.

Citizenship: Creating a safe, predictable and stimulating environment enables everybody to be as active as possible in their community, leading to meaningful social inclusion. Some of the people who live at Copperclay Mews have regular work placements and/or vocational experiences, both in the village and the local community.

Trust and relationships: Secure and familiar social networks are extremely important and these are developed and built upon from day one. This helps create trusting and valued relationships between people who live at Copperclay Mews, staff, immediate and extended family and friends.

High-quality accommodation and facilities: Each person has their own self-contained apartment. In addition, there is access to a wide range of local amenities and excellent onsite facilities which complement and enrich the lives of those living at Copperclay Mews.

Professional services: A dedicated team including Support Workers and sessional workers who will support activity provision for individuals and groups. A Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatrist and Speech and Language Therapist together with Occupational Therapist, Behaviour Therapist and Therapy Assistant, ensure that people have ready access to the support and services they require, to meet their individual needs.

Keeping people safe: Hesley Group offers a personcentred approach, which aims to support people to develop increasing levels of independence and to create a safe environment for them - giving them the best possible opportunities to maximise their potential. Our philosophy is one of warmth, security, consistency, understanding and trust. Our safeguarding arrangements sit in this context; our policies, procedures, staff training and quality assurance provide a robust and regularly reviewed framework for this philosophy.

Health and safety: We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all those who live and work in or otherwise access our services. Copperclay Mews adheres to all procedures in place under Hesley Group’s Health and Safety Policy.