We focus on supporting individuals to manage their difficulties, whilst enabling them to reintegrate into the local community. We work in partnership with local agencies to promote independence, overcome social isolation and access education, training and work by developing community links.
Our overarching model of care is one of Positive Behavioural Support. The model supports our focus on quality of life and the provision of appropriate and timely support to help the individual cope with difficulties and crises. Individuals are encouraged to co-produce Positive Behavioural Support Plans with the Clinical Team in order to develop and ensure an understanding of the ways in which we can work with them to maximise wellbeing and reduce distress.
Part of the Community
We work in partnership with local agencies to promote independence, overcome social isolation and access education, training and work by developing community links.
We encourage individuals to become active members of their local community, promoting voluntary work and other activities to support this.
Managing setbacks and relapse
Our service is responsive to the changing needs of the individuals placed with us. We recognise that recovery is a process and that individuals can experience relapses in terms of their mental health, use of substances, increased risk etc. Our ongoing process of care planning and risk assessment allows us to identify issues in a timely way and see ways of managing them. Where it is safe and possible to do so, we are committed to working with individuals and care teams to support them through setbacks and periods of relapse. This is valuable in developing an individual’s sense of control over their lives and supporting service provision at points of crisis.
The staff team is skilled and supported to respond to changing needs and are available 24 hours per day.
Individuals are able where required to move between Stages as their needs require. An individual in Stage 4 for example could move to Stage 1 or 2 should that be considered necessary should their presentation fluctuate.
Where individuals move between Stages we are able to maintain relational security for them as staff can work across the services in order to facilitate this.