Autism Training at Henson Court
Colleagues at Henson Court, Kettering, have recently completed an extended autism training programme, aimed at improving the quality of life for the people they support.
The training was run by Dr Mags, Consensus’ autism consultant and took place between November of last year and August of this year. The team engaged in an initial study block over two days and then undertook five modules of learning. Completed in their own time, these modules involved reading and researching, and applying new knowledge to the support of the people who live at Henson Court.
It has taken some months to work through and evaluate the programme, but it has been a great success. The final evaluations were very positive with colleagues commenting on how much they have learned. They were also delighted that the changes they have made in practice have had a direct positive impact in the lives of the people they support.
It is hoped that this work will be followed up with further workshop style events and that the training can be made more widely available within Consensus services.
Henson Court is a modern residential service providing bespoke support for four younger adults with learning disability, autism and other complex needs. The highly skilled team provide individualised support, people are enabled to have a strong meaningful community presence and enjoy a wide range of activities based upon their preferences.