People with learning disabilities have the same needs and wishes that we all have. They want to be able to live independently, to have freedom and choice, to engage socially and to live as full a life as possible. In 2001, the Valuing People White Paper set out a ‘new vision’ for people with learning disabilities and identified four key principles: of rights, independence, choice and inclusion. The care that we provide to people with learning disabilities seeks to promotes these principles and centres around providing person-centred care to individuals in their own home or local community.
Learning disabilities can vary from person to person as each person is unique. Often an individual with a learning disability will have reduced intellectual ability or social skills. In some individuals here may also be physical or emotional conditions as well. 360 work with the client and their family, friends, and in some cases advocate, to plan the package of care to ensure it meets the needs and wishes of the individual, and supports them to live the lifestyle they choose.
The type of care and support that we provide to people with a learning disability varies widely depending on individual’s needs and wishes. It can range from providing support with personal care to supporting an individual to meet friends, learn to drive, go shopping, play a sport or pursue a hobby.
Our care and support workers are highly skilled and trained with wide ranging practical experience across a variety of different areas in the learning disability field. This includes challenging behaviours, autistic spectrum disorders, complex health needs, physical disabilities and sensory impairment.