St. Michaels is a specialist residential service, providing 24/7 support to up to five individuals with autism and learning disabilities, who may also have physical disabilities, or present 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 care plan, with staff support. Each individual has their own weekly timetable, which details their preferred activities; these consist of both 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.
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 support (PBS) approaches, and reducing and eliminating restrictions, through adherence to the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® framework. We 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 multidisciplinary staff team.
- Specialist support for 5 adults with autism, who may also have learning disabilities, physical disabilities and present behaviours that may challlenge
- Accommodation comprised of individual self-contained flats
- Spacious communal areas and a well-maintained garden
- Robust, low arousal and homely accommodation
- A PBS approach to care, including the use of 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 independently
“We cannot thank you enough for hosting us at St Michaels. It’s super clear that you run an amazing ship.”
Father of person supported by St Michaels