Frinton House- changing lives for the better

September 30, 2011

Frinton House

Located in Bexhill-on-Sea, Frinton House provides residential support for individuals with autism, learning disabilities and associated complex needs.

Transitions to the service are gradual for some individuals, a visit for dinner, a day visit or perhaps an overnight stay enabling people to feel at ease. Below is an example of the work we do at Consensus that enables each of the individuals we support to go on to achieve positive outcomes and personal fulfilment.

Support Staff at Consensus are committed to providing quality services and continuous improvement. We deliver individual support, promote personal development and foster a meaningful lifestyle within a comfortable homely environment. By getting to know each person as a unique individual, we create person centred support plans enabling people to achieve positive outcomes.

Steven’s Story*:

When Steven’s Care Manager Sarah* found out that after 11 years, Steven’s service was closing, she was very concerned. Due to Steven’s level of autism and learning disabilities Sarah expected change was going to be very difficult for him.

However, Steven’s move to Frinton House has simply changed his life.

With the support from Steven’s Care Manager Sarah and the dedicated support staff team at Frinton House, Steven’s transition to the service has been extremely successful.

Staff at Frinton House created an individualised plan which detailed Steven’s likes, dislikes, strengths, needs and aspirations. Putting this plan together with Steven, his family and his support team enabled the staff at Frinton House to learn about Steven’s unique needs so that they could create a truly person centred support plan.

One of Steven’s aspirations was to go on holiday and earlier this year Steven, along with other individuals supported at Frinton House enjoyed a fantastic break at Bognor Regis. They visited a wide range of attractions, including Marwell Zoo and the Chichester Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary. As a real wildlife fanatic, Steven particularly enjoyed these activities.

In the past, bright lights and loud noises made Steven feel anxious and distressed. However, with the support from staff at Frinton House, Steven has been overcome this anxiety and during his holiday he was able to participate in the evening entertainment and disco with his friends.

As part of his journey towards greater independence, Steven has been attending the local college for some ‘taster sessions’ which will prepare him for an exciting academic programme next term.

Manager of Frinton House, comments;

“It’s amazing the progress Steven has made since moving to Frinton House. He has achieved so much already and he has really benefited from the support of the close knit team”.

“Steven is really excited about attending college next term and everyone at Frinton House will be on hand to support him to achieve positive outcomes.”

* Names have been changed to protect privacy
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