Every individual we support has their unique goals and dreams
What each person does will be unique to them. We spend time listening to, and understanding, each person we support and their family. We learn about what’s important to them, what their needs and wants are and what goals they’d like to achieve.
Those goals will be different for everyone. For some people learning how to manage their money might be really important. For others it may be using public transport more confidently, learning to plan and cook meals, finding voluntary or paid work, learning how to sustain a healthy lifestyle or how to plan a holiday. We also encourage the people we support to maintain existing relationships and build new ones. We believe that, with the right help, individuals we support can live an active, engaged, meaningful life within their local community.
Helping you to fulfil potential at your own pace…
In our supportive, homely residential and supported living services we encourage individuals to fulfil their potential at their own pace and in their own time.
Here they can safely learn how to gain confidence in their daily living skills and to start to take control of as many aspects of their life as they feel confident to do so. Most of our services are in, or close to, towns, enabling the individuals we support to take advantage of a wealth of shopping, leisure and employment opportunities and community activities nearby.
Here they can meet new people and extend their social networks – enhancing their confidence and self esteem and helping them to develop active, meaningful and fulfilling lives.
We help people lead successful and meaningful lives
We support individuals who will have their own view of what success means for them. For one person, using public transport and becoming more independent, managing their money or trying a new hobby may be life changing.
For another it may be getting a part time job or taking a holiday. Some of the individuals we support may not have had the opportunity to achieve their goals in other settings.
At Consensus, we work with them to build their self esteem and independence so they can start to explore their goals – that in itself may be their first sight of success.
What living in a Consensus learning disability service looks like
“Party in the Park” was in celebration of giving the people we support an opportunity to enjoy a break away by the sea, try new activities and new opportunities. For some this was the first time they had experienced going away on a holiday with their support team.
Our team of Quality Checkers work hard to ensure all of the individuals we support have opportunity, choice and success. They visit all 96 of our services across the UK, Wales and Scotland following an audit process and making friendships along the way.
And lots of fun…
Our highly experienced support teams embrace our ethos of supporting opportunity, choice and success in all that they do. They often come up with fun, innovative and thoughtful ways of keeping the people they support safe, happy and involved in decision making too!