What is Autism?

Autism …… is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people means differences and difficulties in three main areas known as the “Triad of Impairment”: social communication: problems using and understanding verbal & body language social interaction: problems in recognising and understanding other people’s feelings, and in managing their own social imagination: problems …

Driving Up Quality

The Driving Up Quality Code is a voluntary code of conduct written as a response to the abuse at Winterbourne View. The code was created by the Driving Up Quality Alliance, made up of national member organisations that collectively represent 80% of all learning disability service providers in the country. It was launched in September 2013 at the House of Commons. The code …

From Old Garage To Self-Contained Unit

When a new person comes to Liaise to live with us, we work really hard to create a space tailored specifically to their needs. Somewhere just for the individual; somewhere personal. This isn’t always the easiest project, because we have to work within existing buildings and rooms. So we were delighted when we got planning permission to convert the old …

A Big Adventure For Willow Tree And Baytrees

Willow Tree Lodge and Baytrees House had an exciting day out on July 14 – they went off to the Queen Elizabeth II Activity Centre for the day. It was a gloriously hot, sunny day down near Southampton – so there was a lot of suntan lotion, and the local pub beer garden did a roaring trade at lunchtime. The …

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Mental Capacity Act

If you’ve been following the news, you’ll have heard about the recent House of Lords Ruling about DOLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). You can read more about the committee, report and recommendations here. The House of Lords appointed a select committee in 2013 and received the report in February 2014. The committee recommended …

Factsheet: Improving the lives of people with challenging behaviour

This month, George has written a factsheet about our approach to reducing and managing challenging behaviour. It’s incredibly important to the people we support and our colleagues and makes an amazing difference in their lives. Our approach is based on PROACT-SCIPr-UK, and you can read all about it here. Click here to download the Liaise Loddon PROACT-SCIPr-UK Factsheet.

Factsheet: The Benefits of Deep Pressure Therapy

Following on from last month’s factsheet about sensory challenges, the next in our series of autism factsheets is now available. This month, George has written all about deep pressure therapy and how it can help overcome sensory difficulties. Download the Liaise Loddon Deep Pressure Factsheet here.

Job of the Month May 2014: Support Workers

This month, we’re focusing on support workers in Romsey. If you’re looking for a new and rewarding career helping to make a real difference in people’s lives, you’re in the right place. You can find out more about what it’s like to be a support worker here – you don’t need any previous experience in the care industry. We’ll give you …