Supported Living

Supported Living

Our Care Pathway

At Great Prospects Care we provide care pathways to enable people in the community who live with Autism, learning disability, Acquired Brain Injuries and Mental Health Needs live a fulfilled and independent lives in line with their needs and abilities.

We value partnership working with the individual, their family and care management teams to identify needs and draw up an individualised care plan to enable the individual to achieve their goals.

What we are about

What are independent living life skills?

We will support you to gain skills, enhance your abilities to take actions, about your life, behaviours and make choices that help you to make the most of everyday life.

You would engage in varied activities in your home, in the community and at work. These activities will enable you some structure and routine that are meaningful to your individual needs, abilities, and identity.

We believe that our experienced support workers will support you to learn skills that will enable you to “do”, “be” and “belong”, thereby opening a world of more possibilities to you in line with your abilities.

Life skills for promoting independence

We support you to gain skills and have meaningful employment. This helps you to gain financial independence, facilitates social inclusion and enables you to actively participate in the wider community.

We believe our experienced support workers will support you to acquire a suitable job in line with your needs and abilities.

Build social skills to improve communication, form and maintain social relationships with colleagues and networks

Volunteer to gain on-the-job experience whether is supported or independently.

Hopefully start your own social enterprise as a result become your own boss.

Life skills for Enabling independence 

Key to independent living life is the ability to learn the “what, where when and how” of activities of daily living.

Our experienced support workers will support you to:

  • Plan, prepare delicious meals for yourself and tied up the workspace areas.
  • Take care of your bedroom, laundry care, and good housekeeping
  • Safely managing, handling your money, budgeting, and paying bills to prevent getting into debt.
  • Managing your tenancy to prevent you being evicted.
  • Safely use of mobile phones, computers and tablets and any other technology of interest to enhance communication.

Life skills for promoting Healthy lifestyles

A choice we make each day so that we can live the best life possible is being healthy. Be it that we like eating takeaways for every meal, we want to sit on the sofa all day watching television, we know this is not for us in any way. You could choose a healthy lifestyle with us.

Our experienced support workers will support you to:

  • Regularly do some exercises in line with your ability and needs
  • Shop, plan, prepare delicious and healthy meals and general safety in the kitchen.
  • Stay safe on social media when using technology.
  • Practise social skills, make new friends increase social networks.

Life skills for social networking

Connecting with the community around us and enjoy life is good for anyone at any age, ability, and a lifelong need. You can connect with your community and build important and lasting friendships by actively participating in activities of your interests and passion.

Our experienced support workers will support you to

  • Experience what your local community has to offer by getting out and about in the community.
  • Use a calendar to book and plan appointments and attend them in a timely manner with support
  • Actively participate in community social and leisure events
  • Support with how to use public transport. We can also help with transport to appointments, meetings, and activities.
  • Go on supported holidays and short breaks with friends.
  • Attending dance shows, music festivals, football, theatre in the park, bingo, arts and crafts, cinema, or doing whatever it is that you enjoy.

Life skills for Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Our support workers will support you using

Proactive strategies

They use these  to make sure that you have what you need. Support workers will also describe ways to teach you positive communication and other skills.

Examples include:

  • Look for triggers
  • Teach skills e.g. a sign for “finished”
  • Be aware of how you talk to you  e.g. firm, funny and calm
  • Adjust the environment e.g. dim the lights, tie hair back to stop the individual from  pulling hair
  • Rewards
  • Routine and structure
  • Boundaries