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Types of services provided

We deliver this service with a sound understanding of the needs of individuals with Mental Health Conditions, Learning disabilities and ASC in a structured, predictable and consistent environment.

 

Range of care activities

Each service user will be supported to access community activities and facilitates. Each person has an activity timetable, devised with them, to accommodate their needs and their chosen hobbies, leisure and educational interests.

Service users

The service provides support to adults both male and female, aged 16-85 years with Mental Health Conditions, Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

  • Types of services provided

    We deliver this service with a sound understanding of the needs of individuals with Mental Health Conditions, Learning disabilities and ASC in a structured, predictable and consistent environment.

     

  • Range of care activities

    Each service user will be supported to access community activities and facilitates. Each person has an activity timetable, devised with them, to accommodate their needs and their chosen hobbies, leisure and educational interests.

  • Service users

    The service provides support to adults both male and female, aged 16-85 years with Mental Health Conditions, Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

Supported Independent Living

Our expected outcomes

We provide a broad range of specialist services for adolescents and adults with intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, who may also present with mental health needs. The service will benefit individuals who otherwise would have stayed longer in community hospital, residential services or other more restrictive settings. We aim to provide robust support for individuals (young adults, and adults) in their own homes or supported independent accommodation.

Our service aims to better meet a range of common sets of needs. For instance, it will mean better serving children, young people or adults with a learning disability and/or autism who:

  • Have a mental health condition such as severe anxiety, depression, or a psychotic illness, and those people with personality disorders, which may result in them displaying behaviour that challenges.
  • Display self-injurious or aggressive behaviour (not related to severe mental ill health), some of whom will have a specific neuro-developmental syndrome where there may be an increased likelihood of developing behaviour that challenges.
  • Display risky behaviours which may put themselves or others at risk and which could lead to contact with the criminal justice system (this could include things like fire-setting, abusive or aggressive or sexually inappropriate behaviour).
  • Often have lower level support needs and who may not traditionally be known to health and social care services, from disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. social disadvantage, substance abuse, troubled family backgrounds) who display behaviour that challenges, including behaviours which may lead to contact with the criminal justice system.
Supported Independent Living

People with a mental health condition, learning disability and/or autism will be supported to live in the community with support from and for their families/carers as well as paid support and care staff – with training made available for families/carers, support and respite for families/carers, alternative short-term accommodation for people to use briefly in a time of crisis, and paid care and support staff trained and experienced in supporting people who display behaviour that challenges.

Assessment and intervention

We work with carers, other providers and commissioners to conduct robust Assessments, using recognised and standardised qualitative and quantitative procedures. In addition, we will facilitate robust clinical formulation of needs and interventions.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Our team of professionals will provide therapeutic interventions that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals in care. The psychological, occupational and communication interventions adopt Cognitive & Behavioural treatment models, which include principles of CBT, DBT, MBT and CAT, delivered at individual & group levels. We will teach & provide supervision in specific interventions such as SPELL, TEACCH, PECS, Intensive Interaction and Positive Behaviour Support which will be core to our service delivery.

The aim of our services are to sustain the quality of the services provided to designated service users, while meeting the challenge of the new regulatory requirements on the services provided.

To that end we aim to do the following: 

  • To support individuals in managing and living with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Learning Difficulties & Mental Health Conditions.
  • To encourage the development of social skills and reduce the disabling effects of Autistic Spectrum Conditions & Mental Health Conditions.
  • To understand that behaviours may be a result of confusion, fear, distress, increased anxiety, anger etc, and to manage situations according to individual Positive Behaviour Support Plans (PBS).
  • To provide individual communication skills programmes for all service users.
  • To provide care in an environment that is safe and predictable.
  • To acknowledge and respect the individuals race, religion, culture, rights, privacy and dignity.
  • To encourage personal development, whilst maintaining safety through care planning, guidelines and risk assessments.
  • To support individuals in developing existing skills and to acquire new ones.
  • To provide individual person-centred activity programmes, which are meaningful and enjoyable to the person and within the community setting.
  • To provide opportunities to access colleges of further education and work opportunities based on people’s individual skills and interests.
  • To encourage choice and involvement, which the individual can understand.
  • To provide access to a range of specialist practitioners, including Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists.
  • To provide access to medical practitioners as required and treat any health issues presented by an individual.
  • To develop individuals’ independence skills and encourage individuals to move on into more independent living if possible, and in their best interest.
  • To provide skilled and supportive staff, knowledgeable in Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Mental Health Conditions and Learning Difficulties.
  • To work in partnership with external professionals, individual families and friends.

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