Creating solutions for the changing landscape

The members of our Development Team work proactively with commissioners to scope and fine tune services. This may include providing new developments or changing and re-purposing existing ones where it’s right to do so. Over the last few years there has been a greater demand from commissioners for services for individuals with learning disability who have additional complex needs.

As a result, we’ve actively developed and enhanced our services to create a range of quality residential, supported living and transition services to meet bespoke needs.

We invest time, resources and expertise in shaping a setting to be exactly right for the individual – always involving the individuals in that process. Above all, we believe in supporting them to live as independently as possible close to their families, friends and local community. To that end, we’re fully committed to implementing the principles of the Transforming Care Agenda.

Adapting and reinvesting

We review and re-invest in services to ensure they meet today’s market needs and can deliver the necessary outcomes.  We work alongside commissioners and families to adapt an existing site that’s no longer fit for purpose to deliver a new, bespoke service.



New developments and models of care

We work at a strategic level with commissioners to plan and deliver new services and models of care. Our Development team approach this in different innovative ways. This can mean adapting an existing building to create a bespoke setting – particularly if the local authority and CCG have identified individuals who fall under the Transforming Care Agenda. They also plan and create new models of care, which has led to us closing an existing service and entirely re-modelling it to create smaller settings offering supported living style options with bespoke support. This offers individuals greater independence but also brings the same benefits and securities they would find in a residential service.

Mike Ranson
Director of Development & Partnerships



Belinda Robinson
Head of Development & Partnerships (South)




Ray Godwin
Head of Development & Partnerships (North)



Read our case studies


Reinvestment at Redan Street

At our Redan Street service in Ipswich we worked with commissioners, families and individuals to transform it from larger residential service into a supported living service. The individuals already living in the service were fully involved in decision making and we even involved other individuals who were due to move to the service at a later date.


Valley House new development

The CCG and Central Bedfordshire Council identified a requirement for new supported living services to support people with very complex needs leaving NHS care. Our bespoke solution incorporated extra capacity to accommodate future needs, leading us to win the tender for our flexible, all-encompassing approach.

When the NHS service that the individuals were in closed at short notice while we were developing the new service, we worked with the CCG, local authority and social landlords plus other regional Consensus services to find temporary accommodation that met the individuals’ needs and minimised potential anxiety for them.

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Remodelling in Manchester

Working with local commissioners, Consensus identified the need for bespoke accommodation and support services for individuals moving from institutional settings. We considered the range of needs and appropriate level of risk for these individuals before planning and developing six fully self contained supported living style flats in a residential care model.

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