Intensive Interaction and Challenging Behaviour – A case study

The following is a case study of a female client, SA, who has diagnosis of severe learning disabilities, autism and associated communication difficulties. SA is non-verbal and communicates through objects of reference, body language and challenging behaviour, in form of self injury behaviour or aggression to others. Some of the challenging behaviours include banging her head, biting and scratching areas …

Doing what we do

At Liaise we are proud of our reputation as a specialist service so we were very pleased to receive the following email recently praising our coworkers for their professionalism and positive attitudes. This was from a former teacher of a new service user who has recently moved into one of our services (published with her permission). Hi I’d just like to …

The new homes at Oakley are currently being modernised and updated to the high level standards that we expect in all of our homes

They are smaller than normal homes and are bungalows ideal for one or two people depending on needs. We were told about them by Dave and Andy, our usual builders, and one of the attractions was that they are adjacent to each other and it is rare that the opportunity to purchase two properties like this arises. The other attraction …

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 …

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 …

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 …