Supporting individuals with Learning Disabilities and multiple diagnoses may pose a challenge to the services that support them. Complex behaviours are often a result of associated factors related to the individual’s diagnosis as well as their environmental or communication needs.
We support people who have had a range of placements and support backgrounds. They may be moving on from children’s services, have had several placement breakdowns, or may be moving on from a period in hospital. We also support those who have found it difficult to make the transition to supported living and maintain their own tenancy.
With careful assessment, the triggers to behavioural challenges can be predicted or identified before behaviours escalate. Therefore our staff have a thorough understanding of both how to support and how to communicate with individuals with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health needs, Autism and Asperger’s conditions and other syndromes.
We provide specialist support through our team of Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Learning Disability and Mental health Nurses and Psychiatrists, to ensure that comprehensive care plans and risk assessments are in place for communication, therapeutic, positive behavioural support and other person centred care.
The support plans highlight who the person is, their positive behaviours, what they like, and their abilities in managing their emotional needs. It then focuses the team on the triggers for more complex behaviours and de-escalation techniques. Our staff offer a therapeutic framework, building structured routines with clear and consistent boundaries, trusting relationships, supporting people to regain control of their emotions and behaviour through developing emotional and behavioural coping mechanisms.
Staff support people to develop life skills and make the right choices for themselves, supporting their understanding of risk and supporting the development of their confidence and self-esteem in order to decrease the behaviours that negatively impact on their quality of life.
We ensure that we proactively and consistently support service users to develop and establish relationships so they can move on to less supported services.