Community Based Services

Our community based services deliver specialist care that meets Transforming Care priorities and is tailored to the individual’s needs, enabling people to lead independent, meaningful lives as active members of the community.

Within our community based services we are able to provide support for those who have profound and multiple learning disabilities, autism and sensory communication difficulties, along with providing expert nursing care and support for people with complex needs and challenging behaviours, such as mental health needs, personality disorder and forensic histories.

These community based services provide a robust, structured setting that may suit those who are stepping down from hospital or avoiding an inappropriate hospital admission. The teams within our registered care services are also specialists in working with epilepsy and young people transitioning into adulthood. A number of our service users will move on from here to more independent settings such as supported living alternatively some will be cared for longer term.

Our robust community based learning disability and autism care services are suitable for those individuals who:

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  • Are currently living in the community who due to crisis require a period of person centred intensive care and support in a community based service to avoid an inappropriate hospital admission
  • Are currently or have previously been in hospital and require further support to progress to a more independent living setting

The aim of these services is to prepare individuals for living more independently through a programme of Person Centred care which incorporates the following elements:

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  • Individually tailored care and rehabilitation pathways
  • Care delivered and reviewed following My Plan
  • Positive risk taking
  • Strengths based approach
  • Positive behaviour management strategies
  • Access to meaningful and stimulating activity 7 days a week
  • Developing independent living skills and community engagement
  • A strong emphasis on safeguarding
  • Robust clinical governance
  • Access to independent advocacy
  • Strong multiagency and family partnerships to ensure a holistic package of care and pathway

All of our Community based Services aim to deliver the following outcomes:

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  • Improvements in quality of life
  • Greater choice, control and independence
  • Effective management of behaviour
  • Reduction of risk
  • Good physical health
  • Improved self-esteem and self-worth
  • Social inclusion
  • Dignity and respect
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