Helping individuals to get the most out of life
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.
Links Day Centre – Working in partnership with CTSR Ltd
At Links Day Centre, the focus is placed firmly on ambition and imagination, so when a number of the people they support expressed an interest in experiencing employment, the team took steps to make it happen.
Having contacted several local businesses in the local area, they came across CTSR Plastics, a recycling centre on an industrial estate in Wellingborough itself. The setup of CTSR seemed ideal in providing opportunities to work with other people and be part of the community.