Top Skills You Need to Support People with Learning Disabilities

There are many challenges in care home jobs for learning disabilities in Southampton, just as there are in every aspect of the care sector. People with learning disabilities often have complex needs, and it takes experience, practicality and compassion to provide the best service, ensuring users have the necessary support whilst still respecting their independence and individuality. Communication skills One …

We have been recognised as Investors in People!

We are delighted that we have been awarded accreditation against the Investors in People Standard for a second time, demonstrating our commitment to high performance through good people management. Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors …

Celebrating the positive

  ……………that’s exactly what we have been doing recently.     The support teams within the Liaise homes have been “Focusing on the positive in those we support”. The use of the ASDAN Towards Independence Programme has enabled the homes to “Create a positive learning culture” in which everyone is aware of “clear, shared goals” with regard to individual’s interests …

Gary LaVigna visits Liaise

Last week we had a visit from Gary LaVigna, co-founder with Thomas Willis of the Institute of Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA) in Los Angeles. The IABA was created to provide the most advanced and highest possible quality services to support people with developmental disabilities. Their training programme is based on the multi element model of positive behaviour support (PBS) which was …

Graduate Scheme for Social Care

Graduate Management Training Scheme 2016 – Trainee Applications Now Open The National Skills Academy for Social Care’s Graduate Management Training Scheme is now taking applications from graduates for a place in the cohort starting in January 2016. This is a great scheme, giving graduates who want to become leaders in social care the opportunity to benefit from an intensive year …

Towards Independence – Learning through ASDAN

Each individual has a Circle of Support which co-ordinates the assessment, planning, implementation and regular review of the support plan including the person’s flexible daily activity schedule. The activities are selected to reflect what each individual is motivated by and enjoys doing and also to promote ongoing learning and the development of life skills. As well as promoting greater engagement …