Adult Placement Scheme Vacancies - Mid Kent
The 'JH' Family- Short and Long Term
Carer ‘J’ has worked with the Scheme since being approved in
2009. She has one long term placement, who is an older lady with a
learning disability. J’s daughter ‘M’ who is seven years old, also
lives in the house. The carer has one dog and two cats.
J has just undergone some work in her home and can now offer a
second placement. Ideally this would also be on a permanent basis
although would be happy to offer respite or a short term placement
J has two years experience of the role and thoroughly enjoys
this. She is keen to offer another person a placement where J can
work with them to build up their independence skills.
The ‘S’ Family - Long Term
This married couple, ‘A’ and ‘N’, live in Kennington, Ashford
and have been successfully supporting a 44 year old man who has a
learning disability for over a year. They are now able to
offer a place to a second person, and this would suit another
person with a learning disability or an older person who want to
maintain their current level of skills or develop the range of
skills toward greater independence.
The ‘S’ Family - Long Term
This married couple, ‘A’ and ‘N’, live in Kennington, Ashford
and have been successfully supporting a 48 year old man who has a
learning disability for 5 years. They are now able to offer a
place to a second person, and this would suit another person with a
learning disability or an older person who want to maintain their
current level of skills or develop the range of skills toward
This modern house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac not far from
town centre (20 mins walk) and where the bus stop is only 2 mins
away and the for the Canterbury bus the stop is just 5 mins
away. The house is large and the service user would benefit
from having free access to family room, computer room, dining room,
sitting room, TV/disco room. The service user room is located
on the first floor where the bathroom is exclusively for the use of
the service users. The house also has a lovely secluded
The "M" Family – Long Term
"D" is the main carer and she currently supports two people, a
man and a women who have learning difficulties with their social
skills and building a stimulating lifestyle.
Together with her husband and teenage son and daughter, "D" offers
a warm family atmosphere with plenty of opportunity to develop
"D" is now able to offer a place for a third person, and this would
suit someone who is wanting to develop their independence
Mr ‘H’ – Second Placement - Long Term
‘B’ has been an Adult Placement Carer for a little over eight
years. He lives in an end of terrace Victorian house which is about
50 yards from Deal Castle, 100 yards from the beach and about 400
yards from the town centre. ‘B’ already has one female service user
who is in her late 50’s. She has been with ‘B’ for 5
The room available is on the first floor next to the bath and
toilet. It is a single room but very spacious which has recently
had its own shower cubicle and sink fitted within the room.
‘B’ is easy going and is very sociable and enjoys a laugh. In his
spare time he enjoys fishing with his son who has a boat, and
catching rabbits. He has three dogs and five ferrets.
The ‘G’ Family- Second Placement - Long Term
The ‘G’ family live in Deal, close to all amenities and a
beach. ‘K’ is the main carer and she lives with
her partner ‘T’ and children ‘C’ (13 year old girl) and ‘B’ (17
year old boy). Another lady with a learning disability (62
years) has been living with the family for a year and is happy to
welcome another person into he life and says “because ‘K’ can help
them, like she helps me”. The family are now keen to offer
support to another person and are able to either support to
maintain skills or work to prepare someone for greater
‘GP’ - Short and Long Term
GP is a single man living in a good size bungalow with his 17
year old daughter. There is good access to the front and rear of
the property which is situated within easy walking distance of the
sea and a good parade of local shops.
GP’s home has two ground floor bathrooms, one with a bath and
one with a shower and the spare room is ground floor.
GP has been a volunteer at a day service locally for 2 years
working with people that have learning disabilities, he has had
experience with people with seizures, challenging behaviour and
moving & handling.
The ‘H’ Family – Dover – Short Term
C is the main carer and with her husband M has been successfully
supporting children and young people for 23 years with firstly
full-time and, in recent years, respite support.
C works at a school supporting people with autism and challenging
behaviour and can offer respite at weekends and during school
holidays. At these times both she and her family can offer a
stimulating and flexible respite period covering baking and craft
activities around the house, outings in the surrounding seaside and
rural area of Dover together with an understanding and supportive
environment offering opportunities to increase independence where
this is possible and wanted.
So respite can be a continuation of skill building and a care
plan or just a good holiday – or a bit of both.
Mr & Mrs ‘B’ - Short & Long Term
Mr & Mrs B, live in a 3 bedroom semi-detached house in a
quiet residential area in Dymchurch.
They have one dog (a standard poodle) and they also have
tortoises, hedgehogs, fish and chickens.
They have been foster carers for several years and have
experience of caring for some very difficult children. They
also currently provide Short Term care for a young man with
Mr B is the main carer as Mrs B has a full time job.
During their leisure time they enjoy going to the cinema and going
out for pub meals. They also enjoy spending time with their
children and grandchildren and often have them over for Sunday
Mr & Mrs B would like to offer Short Term or a long term
placement. They are willing to consider all referrals but
would ideally like referrals for male Service Users in their
Romney Marsh Vacancies
Mr & Mrs ‘M’ - Short Term
SM & TM live at Greatstone near New Romney with their long
term Service User who has a learning disability, along with three
cats and two dogs. Their property is a bungalow and the
accommodation they are offering is a large sized room with a
bathroom across the corridor.
They have been working within the Adult Placement Scheme since
2004 and they have a wide range of knowledge and support that they
They enjoy socialising and enjoy days out with their long-term
service user. They have a close community within this area
and link with many that are within the scheme going to discos and
The ‘T’ Family (Brookland)
‘A’ is the main carer and is supported by his wife ‘N’.
Both ‘A’ and ‘N’ have had a lot of experience with people and
developing skills and can offer a place in the country. However,
they have the ability to transport people to lifestyle
opportunities in Folkestone and Ashford. ‘A’ and ‘N’ are a friendly
and approachable couple with good sense of humour.
The house hold offers opportunities for people who like animals
in caring for two donkeys, a pony and five “rescue” dogs, which all
have lovely temperaments. There is also a good natured parrot. This
“farm type” lifestyle is easily incorporated into community
contacts because of the cars that are available for transport and
also local bus and train services.
Although not currently able to support a person who is permanently
in a wheelchair there is scope for developing ground floor
facilities which ‘A’ and ‘N’ would be keen to progress with if a
referral was made. Within the house there is an ability to have
both upstairs and downstairs accommodation and also scope for any
aids and adaptations for somebody with a physical disability.
There is currently one younger female in a long term placement
here. ‘A’ and ‘N’ have been supporting her since May 2012, and are
currently enabling her to travel to and from college.
The ‘L’ Family – Second Placement - Long Term
J and D live in a three bedroom house in Folkestone close to all
amenities. J is the main carer and she is able to offer a
full range of support skills from all aspects of personal care to
building skills towards independent living.
Particularly suitable for a female of any age; J has personal
interests in craft work, card making, cooking and yoga as well as
wanting to encourage the interests and life ambitions of
J and D have been successfully supporting a 47 year old woman for
nearly a year and feel able to offer a place in their home for a
‘AW’ – Short Term
A is the Main Carer and he has extensive experience in social
care work as a Residential Care Worker and a Social Worker.
Together with his partner B, who is a skilled builder and who could
support someone in teaching many practical skills, A can offer a
stimulating respite holiday in this seaside town of Folkestone and
its surrounding area. A and B share their spacious home on
the East Cliff at Folkestone with a very gentle Doberman dog called
TJ (Tom Jones) and can offer someone opportunities to develop any
skills they are learning or wishing to learn, to continue to attend
any day services if they wish, and to have a really interesting
A works as a Mental Health Social Worker on night duty every
other week so respite can be offered either for a week long period
or from any Friday to Sunday evening period. A and B are very
much involved in their local community and also have their own
inflatable boat and kayaks, and B is really keen on fishing, but
both are very willing to incorporate anyone’s interests into this
lifestyle so that people can continue to do what they enjoy in
To get more information about the Adult Placement Scheme e-mail the
team at APSKent@kent.gov.uk or phone 01233