Accommodation and services across England, Scotland and Wales
Consensus provides a variety of friendly, flexible and accessible services across the UK. These range from residential and residential with nursing services, supported living accommodation, short breaks and community support.
As with the support we provide, the accommodation we offer has to be in the right setting and offer the most conducive environment to meet individual’s needs. Support and surroundings go hand in hand in our approach. We work closely with families and commissioners as well as the individuals themselves, listening to what they want and understanding what they need before recommending the best Consensus service for them. While we always aim to offer the service closest to the individual’s family and friends, we will recommend the service that’s best able to support them, and where they’ll fit in well with those who are already there
Each of our residential services is unique and accommodates people in smaller settings designed to feel like their home. The people we support need and deserve the very best support, and with small services we’re able to tailor everything we do to each person. Our services are almost all in carefully adapted houses in attractive residential areas close to shops, services and community resources.
Supported living services
Our supported living services are ideally suited to people who have developed more independent living skills and this may include people who are ready to move on from a residential service. Supported living services suit people who need extra help with daily living tasks and to participate fully in their local community, but who don’t need full residential support.
The Oaks is one of three services at Ty Hendy, our site close to the beautiful Carmarthenshire beaches in Wales. The Oaks provides planned short breaks and holidays as well as emergency respite for adults with learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions, complex needs (including physical disabilities) and early on-set dementia.
At Consensus we’re passionate about supporting people with learning disability and complex needs to enjoy the best possible quality of life. We want to offer the people we support as wide a choice of opportunities as possible to develop their skills and live the life in the way they choose.
As well as providing direct, practical support to people in their own homes, we forge ties with community groups and charities, social and leisure groups, education providers and employers in local communities to help people make the most of the opportunities on their doorstep.
What’s more, our six day centre settings give individuals an invaluable opportunity to experience learning and therapeutic activities, developing their skills and confidence and giving them a chance to make new friends.
Whether a person is living with their parents, in their own home or in a supported living setting, our support workers go to them, helping them with any aspect of their life. That might mean showing them how to do their laundry or cook a meal, or it may involve going out in the community to enhance their social skills – in short, providing whatever help they need to enjoy a good quality of life and achieve their goals.
Other areas where we provide support include: personal care, diet, shopping, finding funding, maintaining a tenancy, dealing with health and social services, maintaining relationships, personal finances, building self-esteem.
Centre-based opportunities: day settings
Consensus has six day centres across England and Wales for people who are living in our services, in supported living schemes or at home with their families. The skilled and experienced teams within the centres build a programme of learning and therapeutic activities for each person based on their interests and needs. This gives individuals the opportunity to develop their skills and confidence, explore new experiences and make new friends – all in a bright and supportive setting.