For people with a learning disability who have additional, significant problems with challenging behaviours or their mental health. This includes people who may also be on the autistic spectrum.
- to have their needs met locally within the least restrictive environment
- through access to specialist learning disability support and through access to mainstream mental health service support as needed
- to have an individual and person centred response to reduce the need, severity, duration and intensity of challenging behaviour
- To include the treatment, management and support of people with mental health needs, including proactive mental health promotion, early intervention plans and the ongoing support of mental health recovery
- be supported to remain in their own living and day time environment to have their families and carers supported to live and work alongside the person more effectively
The Intensive Support Service includes a purpose built 8 bedded unit, including 2 self-contained flats as well as a number of clinical and activity rooms that can be used by community and bed-based service users
The service encourages clients to maintain, or resume as soon as possible community presence and activities
The focus of the service is on early intervention and prevention to support individuals in their community setting
The model of provision focuses heavily on early prevention and working pro-actively with families and other service providers to support people where they live to reduce unnecessary admission
The bed based facility can be used on a planned admission basis
The service provides a comprehensive assessment service for adults with a learning disability whose behaviour challenges others and/or enduring mental health needs
The service undertakes extensive interventions based on the principles of Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) and Psycho Social Intervention (PSI).
The service undertakes complex multi-disciplinary risk assessments and risk management plans for the individuals who present significant risk to themselves and others, based on the principles of a least restrictive approach
The service involves other care teams as early as possible and necessary
The bedrooms are all en suite, with separate lounges for male and females to meet the Delivering Same Sex Accommodation (DSSA) requirements