How we support you
The care we can provide at home is with our highly trained Healthcare Assistants. This includes:
- Supporting multiple clinical needs.
- Supporting with all activities of daily living including personal care.
- Working towards independence with personal care tasks.
- Working to support you with the use of technology to assist with independence.
- Attending social and educational settings.
- Prevention and intervention of behaviour that challenges.
- Discovering new hobbies, getting out and having fun.
Our experience in delivering complex care in the community has meant that most of the clients we look after suffer with a severe learning disability (known as Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)). Someone with PMLD would have other disabilities or clinical needs that significantly affect their ability to communicate and be independent.
There is a wide range of conditions that children and adults with PMLD may have. We work with individuals who have congenital, birth injury, profound and multiple learning disability, down syndrome, autistic spectrum, cerebral palsy, and epilepsy. Many clients require oxygen, tube feeding or suctioning. Some of our clients have conditions that are described as ‘life-limiting’. Others have fragile health and may be susceptible to conditions like chest infections and gastro-intestinal conditions.
Many of the clients that we look after who have PMLD do not use formal communication, such as speech, symbols, or signs. They tend to rely on facial expressions, vocal sounds, body language and behaviour to communicate. Our staff spend time getting to know these ways of communication to interpret reactions and find effective ways to interact.
We have vast experience of developing bespoke packages of care that can not only support your clinical needs but also promotes independence empowerment and choice.