Promoting positive behaviour for all the people we support

Thanks to the skills and interventions of the Positive Behaviour Intervention Team we have been able to reduce the number of placement breakdowns while enabling some people with very complex challenges to move from residential support to a more independent supported living setting.

Who are the Positive Behaviour Intervention Team?

The team brings together social care and healthcare professionals with decades of experience in supporting people whose anxieties are sometimes expressed through behaviours that other people find challenging. Their focus is always on the needs and challenges of the individuals we support. However, their qualifications and experience enable them to foster positive outcomes for everyone involved – from the individuals themselves, to their key workers and the service they’re supported by.

How the team can help

The team works closely with service managers, key workers and the individuals themselves. They will do an initial assessment of a complex new referral. They’ll then recommend strategies to reduce unwanted behaviour and develop plans to support a person to improve their quality of life and achieve the goals they want.

The team provides advice, mentoring, training and practical support across a range of areas, including:

•  positive behaviour support  •  autistic spectrum conditions

•  self- injurious behaviours  •  communication strategies

•  intensive interaction   •  person-centred active support


Meet the team

Our dynamic team support specific regions, building up strong relationships with the services they support as well as the individuals and colleagues they work with.




Improving quality of life

Sarah a lady in her late 20s, came to live in a Consensus home in the spring of 2014.  She has a diagnosis of Autism and severe learning disability and did not communicate verbally.

Sarah had several specific behaviours which caused her distress and extreme anxiety. She and the support team at the service required the expertise and specialist intervention of the ‘Positive behaviour intervention team’ (PBIT) to fully support her.