We aim to deliver a responsive and safe service that understands that each individual should have a clear pathway with a beginning, middle and exit. We believe that whilst outstanding residential care is necessary for some individuals, that a residential home should be seen as a ‘home for now’ and not a home for life. We will only provide residential services for as long as the individual requires this level of care and will always strive towards a care pathway that leads to greater inclusion and realistic independence.
We aim to provide a safe environment that is guided by principles of least restrictive practice, positive risk taking and good risk management. Each individual and their family will be placed at the centre of their own positive care support plan and we endeavour to work in partnership with all parties so that individuals feel heard and empowered to make positive choices.
Community access is key to the development of life skills and as such each individual will have a community access plan that is regularly reviewed. Staff encourage the people who use the service to become valued members of the community through recreational and vocational activities. Community support levels are assessed and reviewed regularly. Individuals who use the service will be enabled to take part in a wide range of social activities including regular outings to shops, cinema, theatre, museums, local parks and public houses. Every effort will be given to enable individuals to participate in their chosen hobbies and interests.
We will facilitate individuals to attend college programmes to meet their education needs and wherever possible to enable them to find employment and to purposefully engage in appropriate daily activities.
Activities may include:
- Working on Activities of Daily Living Skills such as personal hygiene and domestic skills such as, cooking and cleaning
- Leisure and Social activities
- Access to college
- Access to vocational schemes
- Access to voluntary organisations and Advocacy Groups