Caladh House is a residential care home for adults with disabilities located in Greenock. Turning Point Scotland took over the management of the service on 17th December 2012.

The service is being led by Aldo Marrone (Service Manager) along with Jean Field (Service Coordinator, who is based in the house full-time.

Both Jean and Aldo are experienced managers with Turning Point Scotland. The service currently supports ten individuals. After a lengthy process of transition, there has been a smooth and positive transfer of staff and service users.

This has been assisted by the Care Inspectorate and Inverclyde Council.

Operations Manager Elaine Bradley said:

“The first few weeks under have been very busy, not least over the festive period.

There is an exciting buzz within the house and the people we support there have been involved in deciding how best to use the empty rooms. The service has been awarded money from the Turning Point Scotland ‘Make It Happen’ fund to purchase a pool table, football table and a dart board and have converted some vacant space in to a games room.

In addition, there are already plans and ideas in place for social evenings and have started thinking about their summer holidays. The staff are undergoing programme of induction to Turning Point Scotland.

Feedback from staff has been positive, as has that of families and the people who use the service. The accommodation requires upgrading and adaptation to meet the national standards for a care home and work is being undertaken to look at this.

Therefore, it s envisaged that there will be a number of changes in the future, but all of the people who are supported at Caladh House and their families are  being included in the discussions in this regard. In the meantime, Turning Point Scotland will continue to get to know the individuals, their families and the staff and look forward to developing the service further it the future.”