People We Support and How
At Autumn Leaves, we adopt a person-centred approach; involving the individual, their family members, professionals and staff to provide support to the person to help them develop and enhance functional abilities and skills to improve their quality of life.
Through this approach, each person we support has a bespoke Care Plan and a Positive Behaviour Support Plan that is reviewed regularly to reflect their development person, including how they should be and progress.
These plans detail every aspect of that supported requirement i.e what their likes and dislikes are, how their environment should be adapted for them, how to ensure all their needs (physiological, emotional and physical well-being) are met.
"Staff at Care Expertise do a very good job and my daughter is being looked after very well. She would have deteriorated if she was not so well cared for and supported by the staff" ~ Parent of Resident, Autumn Leaves
Autumn Leaves supports the following spectrum:
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Huntington's disease
- Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Acquired Brain Injuries & frontal Lobe damage
- Sensory Impairment
- Learning Disability
- Prader-Willi syndrome
- Down Syndrome (DS or DNS)
- Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
- Social Communication Disorder (SCD)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Sensory Processing Disorder
Autumn Leaves methodology of working under PROACT-SCIPr-UK®
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® is a method of working which encourages staff to look at the strengths and needs of the individual. Underpinned by the principles of Positive Behaviour Support, it’s a consistent, supportive team-based approach to working with people who may display behaviours of concern. The approach is holistic and designed to reduce the need for individuals to use aggression or violence to achieve a desired outcome.
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® focuses on the three necessary forms of Positive Behaviour Support:
- Proactive interventions before problems arise – understanding an individual’s triggers and preventing them where possible.
- Active interventions designed to meet problems as they occur and de-escalate them before crisis.
- Reactive interventions as behaviour is displayed, then waiting for individuals to return to Active and Proactive stages so we can fully address their needs.
Positive behaviour support is fully integrated into the homes approach. Our in-house PBS team is made of accredited PROACT-SCIPr-UK® instructors who works closely with staff to monitor the behavioural, emotional and psychological needs of those we care for. This allows them to assess and intervene rapidly with individual guidance designed to help staff respond in the most appropriate way to improve quality of life, reduce distress and ensure each individual has the support that best meets their needs.