A Learning Disability can affect the way an individual receives and understands information and how they communicate with others and express their needs.
Individuals with Learning Disabilities can have a diverse range of support requirements, and we support those with a diagnosis of Mild, Moderate or Severe Learning disabilities. Individuals may also have a diagnosis of Autism, Asperger’s, Down’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Angelman’s Syndrome, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Smith-Magenis syndrome or Prada Willi. Additionally, individuals we support may have associated conditions, including physical disabilities and health related conditions.
The individual’s Learning Disability can have a profound effect on their ability to communicate their needs, interact with others and to develop the skills to gain greater independence.
Our team work to ensure a clear understanding of an individual’s Learning Disability. Through focused staff training and support from Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists, the team work together to produce thoughtfully constructed care plans and risk assessments, positive behaviour support plans and a Care Pathway. This ensures each individual is recognised as having their own attributes and skills and that the support they receive reflects their specific needs.
We ensure each individual has every opportunity to make choices and take control over their lives. We are ambitious about what people can achieve and therefore continue to adapt and develop their support programmes to fulfil their potential.