Mourne Grange is governed by a Management Council comprised of eight trustees, These trustees come from a varied and relevant range of work and voluntary backgrounds and bring a range of skills and expertise to the governance and management of Mourne Grange. There is an AGM held every year and a copy of our most recent annual report is posted on the News section of the website.
In addition to this Mourne Grange has an employed registered manager and there are also a number of operational groups within Mourne Grange to oversea the smooth running of the Community.
Mourne Grange is a supported living scheme and is registered with the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority as a domiciliary care provider. As part of this registration Mourne Grange is inspected, on an unannounced basis, once a year. To date the Community has received very positive outcomes from our inspections. Our inspection reports can be viewed on the RQIA website (www.rqia.org.uk).
In addition to this Mourne Grange receives Supported Living funding from the Housing Executive and as part of this process the Community is inspected on a biannual basis. To date the Community has received very positive outcomes from these inspections.
Mourne Grange also receives funding from Health and Social Care Trusts for the domiciliary care aspect of the tenancies for people with learning disabilities. As part of this contractual arrangement there are ongoing contract meetings, reviews and inspections. To date all of these inspections processes have had positive outcomes. Each person with a learning disability, placed within Mourne Grange, will have an allocated Case Manager from one of the Community Learning Disability Teams. This means that there is always someone independent of the community to contact if there are any issues or concerns.
Mourne Grange has a comprehensive framework of policies and procedures to guide the practice of the co-workers and employees. This includes adhering to the regional Safeguarding Policies and procedures (Adult Safeguarding: Prevention and Protection in Partnership 2015). The Safeguarding Champion for Mourne Grange is the registered Manager, Lizzy Dixon.
Every employee and long term Community member is registered with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council. This is the professional body that governs the individual practice of people who are employed or volunteer in the health and social care sector.
Camphill Mourne Grange was established in 1971 and provides sector leading care services for people with learning disabilities and other support needs.
At Camphill Mourne Grange our aim is to provide a mutually supportive and purposeful community life for people with learning disabilities. Our values are based on:
The Individual – being at the centre of all we do.
Realising our Potential – enabling the individual to realise their full potential.
Creativity – providing activities that allow the individual to use their skills and abilities, enabling them to experience new possibilities.
Engagement & Involvement – participation in purposeful activities to enrich both the individual and the community.
Community & Choice – where the individual is treated with respect and dignity at all times, where they are supported to make choices as part of a shared community.
These values and our approach are reflected in all aspects of our varied and vibrant community life, whether within the life of one of our 11 homes or within the wide range of workshops and day activities.
Camphill Mourne Grange is a registered charity and is engaged in regular fund raising projects to support the wellbeing of the Community.
A very important part of this work is completed by the Friends of Mourne Grange. They are established as a separate charity and organisation and arrange for regular fund raising events on our behalf. They also manage and run the Nearly New charity shop in Kilkeel. All of these endeavours provide much needed funds for projects within the Community. For example a new kitchen for our Coffee Shop or new equipment for the farm and garden.
Please consider supporting our community and refer to the gift aid option on the website.