Investing, adapting and evolving our services to meet changing expectations
Our Development and Partnerships Team work proactively with commissioners to shape and fine tune services to support local needs and demands and changing expectations. This may include investing in new developments or adapting and re-purposing existing services where it’s right to do so.
Over time our services have evolved so that we can offer a wide range of quality residential, supported living and transition services to meet bespoke needs. We invest time, resources and expertise in ensuring that a new setting is exactly right for an individual – always involving them 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.
Our Head of Development and Partnerships Manager for East of England and London (including Surrey) is Belinda Robinson. With over 30 years of experience in this rewarding sector, Belinda is passionate that people with learning disabilities, however complex or challenging they may appear, get the same opportunities to enjoy life as those without disabilities.
Our new supported living transition service aims to support individuals who are 16-25. This type of service is beneficial for those who may not be ready at age 18 to transition from a children’s service to an adult setting.
Our new state of the art residential service offers accommodation and support for people with learning disabilities and complex needs with a mixture of one-bedroom single occupancy and two bedroom shared flats.
Due to an unmet local need we developed a new residential Prader-Willi Syndrome service in the London Borough of Hounslow. Bear Road demonstrates how we continue to lead the way in bespoke support.
Our Head of Development and Partnerships Manager for the Midlands and North is Ray Godwin. With over 10 years of experience in this sector, Ray enjoys the process of troubleshooting and finding innovative solutions to problems – with the ultimate goal of helping people to achieve positive outcomes and better lives.
Pendle Gardens has been designed to offer specialist support and self-contained accommodation to men with learning disabilities who have a range of different complex needs including autism, mental health issues and behaviours requiring specialist risk management approaches.
Leofric Villa, has been designed to provide specialist accommodation and support to individuals who have learning disabilities, who may be autistic or have other associated complex needs, including challenging behaviours and where there will also be a focus on Positive Behaviour Support.
Our Head of Development and Partnerships Manager for South, South West and Wales is Guy Page. With over 15 years’ experience in the social care sector Guy is passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people we support. He believes that getting things right from the start is key and hearing the success stories as people achieving their goals makes it all worthwhile.
As well as gaining a full refurbishment and refresh our residential service, Strawberry Fields, in Littlehampton has also been partially readapted by introducing 3 self-contained flats to meet local need.
Upper Park Road is ideal for people looking for supported living accommodation. Individuals will manage their own tenancy with a separate bespoke support package tailored to their needs and goals.
Consisting of 6 bedrooms, Ty Cwtch offers support and accommodation for adults with learning disabilities and autism who wish to live their life more independently but with the dedicated support they need.
Our Development Team
The Development Team works in collaboration with local commissioners to understand the needs of people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs in their communities. Our team then delivers solutions specifically designed to meet these requirements.