John has a severe learning disability, autism, pica, is blind and a history of challenging behaviour. He has spent the over 27 years in hospital services.
Following a comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment, we designed a bespoke person centred support plan delivered using an Individual Service Fund.
John’s package of support provides flexible staffing, expertise, consistency and a structure specific to his needs. He resides in a handpicked and environmentally adapted, landlord owned property with his own tenancy.
The service was designed and continues to be delivered with respect to John’s distinct personality, culture and interests, with the fullest possible input from him, his family, advocate and commissioners.
John's care is delivered in a culture of Positive Behaviour Support and promotes positive risk taking and experiential learning for the service user as well as for ourselves.
We can demonstrate clear positive outcomes with a significant reduction in self-injurious behaviour which is 80% less than when he left hospital.
John chooses and eats a regular and balanced diet; he has ceased to exhibit pica behaviour completely. Staff support him to attend all medical and dental appointments.
John has extended his verbal communication significantly and he accesses the local community supported by his staff team on most days. He visits his family regularly and also welcomes them to his own home.
He has chosen and participated in the re-decoration of his home.
(NB John is a name given to preserve anonymity).