Here at Kingsriver we have provided residential services for over 20 years. We have a number of houses around the Kilkenny area, catering to a wide range of resident needs.
Kingsriver's residential services promotes independence for all our residents, with the very clear aim of helping them settle into a home, and lifestyle of their own choice. We incorporate the UN convention on the rights of people with disabilities to have:
The opportunity to be actively involved in decision making processes.
The opportunity to access the physical, social, economic and cultural environment.
Kingsriver delivers independence by using a wide range of values and practices that seeks to support, establish trust and build positive healthy relationships, respect and accept adults multiple identities and provide adults with decision making power.
Kingsriver Community believes that a high standard of care is one that promotes positive wellbeing. Each member of Kingsriver is equally valued in a culture that encourages inclusion and togetherness.
Wellbeing is the understanding of a person’s daily purpose, quality of their relationships, security and the pride in contributing to one’s community. At Kingsriver we value the interaction between all of these elements to ensure a holistic approach to every person's wellbeing.
Physical health is a corner stone in any individuals standard of life. At Kingsriver we emphasise the importance of living a balanced, healthy life to residents. Central to this is an encouragement to partake in healthy nutrition, as well as physical activities. Our residents partake in a number of activities in the community including, boxing, hiking, gardening, and walks. Central to physical health is a mental state of contentment. Kingsriver aids this by providing a strong sense of community and belonging to each and every resident.
Honing day-to-day life skills is a natural element of any person's development. Providing a setting that incubates development of these skills, as well as providing healthy challenges is of utmost importance to Kingsriver Community. On a daily basis staff provide support to residents in learning these skills, in-turn this fosters a greater degree of independence for the individual.