St Michaels is a specialist service that provides support for five adults with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), physical and intellectual disabilities, and behaviours that may challenge. Some of the individuals may also have communication difficulties and other conditions, including epilepsy.
Our approach to support
The service offers 24/7 specialist residential support to adults over the age of 18 and is committed to empowering and encouraging the individuals who live there. Staff provide the support needed to enable them to reach their goals and to develop their self-esteem and the skills they need to live as independently as possible.
Everyone at St Michaels is involved in designing their own Person Centred Plan, with staff support. Each individual has their own weekly timetable, which details their preferred activities; these consist of in-house and community based activities.
Individuals are supported to attend college courses or access voluntary and paid work in order to build on their skills, self confidence and self-esteem.
We are also supported by our Person Centred Approaches team who provide positive behaviour support strategies to individuals using the service, and their team of support staff, to enable them to achieve positive outcomes.
The well trained team at St Michaels aim to improve the quality of life outcomes for people with complex and challenging needs. In doing so we are committed to using Positive Behaviour Approaches and strive to improve practice through review, action, research and the development and delivery of training. We can offer one-to-one psychological and psychiatric support where needed, and have access to a multi-disciplinary staff team.
- Specialist support for 5 adults
- Individual self-contained flats
- Spacious communal areas and a well-maintained
- Robust, low arousal and homely accommodation
- PROACT-SCIPr-UK support strategies
- Innovative person-centred support programmes in a safe and caring environment
- A multidisciplinary staff team
- Access to education, voluntary and paid employment opportunities
- Progression through a care pathway that fulfils
each individual’s maximum potential to live more
“Staff members support me to have a fun filled, happy and active life.”
Person supported by St Michaels