Supported Living Services team nominated for the Great Autism Practice Award
27th February 2015
Well done to the Supported Living team who have been nominated for this award by a parent, they said the following:
The Supported Living Services staff team at Homes Caring for Autism are worthy nominees for the Great Autism Practice Award because, through excellent training and teamwork, they provide a best in class provision for supported living of young adults with autism. Unlike other providers I have worked with they have a great understanding of autism and are able to adapt their approach to meet the exact needs of the individual. They work closely with us as parents, colleges and health professionals to ensure that there is a multi-disciplinary approach with all relevant parties, with agreed common goals which truly benefit the young person within their care. All staff are trained to a high level of competency. They communicate effectively with autistic adults and build positive relationships. They also develop effective strategies on how to deal with behavioural issues and often think outside of the norm to find the right approach. They are very mindful of the needs of the person for whom they provide care and support to and, importantly, work closely on the development of independent and social skills. They fully get to know the individual, their likes and dislikes and formulate a person specific programme of activities for enjoyment, stimulation and learning. The service they provide is much more than just supervising a person within the home. Having been involved with autism for over twenty years as a parent and governor of a SEN school Federation, HCA have been very impressive and demonstrated many of the strategies and initiatives that have successfully worked within school/college to develop children and adults with autism. They introduced these strategies within a supported living environment as an adult provision. There is a real gap in the market for providers that supply this service, specialising in autism and HCA has helped to fill this gap.