At The RobinCentre, we work together to provide effective, engaging learning, in a safe, secure environment. The care of our members is paramount in every aspect of our recruitment, planning, and development.
Safety, training and regulations at The Robin Centre
Regulatory – There is no need for our day centre to be registered with the Care Quality Commission, as we do not provide accommodation facilities. However, we are working to the standards of the Driving Up Quality initiative, a voluntary initiative which is covered in more detail below.
Training – Our Support Workers hold NVQ’s in Health & Social Care.
Experience – Our team have many years of experience of supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Safety – All direct and non-direct staff have been DBS checked. Thorough Risk Assessments have been completed throughout The Robin Centre. The safety of our people and staff is of paramount importance and no stone is left unturned.
We deliver activities for boosting Life and Vocational Skills
While always fun, our activities are also always purposeful. We aim to boost everyday life skills, and develop vocational skills too, amongst all of our members.
We have distinct zones for different activities
The Robin Centre has five different zones, each one providing a different kind of environment for learning and socialising.
Funding For the Robin Centre
Funding is usually available for members by contacting Middlesbrough County Council, who will liaise with us in turn.
All member's receive a scrapbook, which they update daily, to record their unique journey of learning and achievement.
Safety during the Coronavirus Virus
The centre has been completely reorganised to ensure social distancing for our members and staff. We were the first day centre in Middlesbrough to reopen after England's first national lockdown.
Driving Up Quality Initiative
This is a voluntary initiative, which sets standards we work to:
It was developed as a result of the Winterbourne View abuse tragedy to ensure it never happens again
Signing up to it is a commitment to driving up quality in services for people with learning disabilities that goes beyond the minimum standards
Providers need to make a commitment to listen to the people they support and support them to build lives that have meaning for them
It is based on the 5 Core areas of the Care Quality Commission:
Is it safe?
Is it effective?
Is it caring?
Is it responsive to people’s needs?
Is it well led?
With all of the above in place, we aspire not only to meet these standards, but to continuously improve even further, for the benefit of our members.