524Support provides a modern family home with a relaxed environment for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health in a supported living environment.
Working alongside councils/boroughs and in partnership with social workers and health professionals, we provide a smooth transitional process where we can support and encourage adults to maximise their full potential at their own pace.
All of our accommodations are provided with a large communal lounge, a widescreen TV, a large conservatory, and a large kitchen. There is also a visitor’s room where adults can have privacy with their families and community support teams.
Our main aim is to empower our tenants by giving them freedom of choice to promote their independence, personal dignity, building confidence and self-esteem.
We are Regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and as that we adhere to the policies set by the Care Quality Commission.
Our expert care supports our service users to continue to live independently in the familiar surroundings of their own homes through the following ways:
We support and encourage our service users to participate in various sport and social activities within the community, while also supervising them.
This support will:
Increase and maintain physical well-being, enabling them to expel energy, decrease isolation, increase independence and enable the service user to meet with their own age group.
Some of the activities we accompany our service users to include:
- Gym, swimming, basketball, football, table tennis, cycling, dancing –available at leisure and youth centres
- Drop in advice centres (education, employment, advocacy etc.)
Person centred support
- Providing care and support that is focused on the individual, and their needs
- Choice and Control – young people are allowed and supported to make choices
- Learning – an approach that helps young people to try new things and learn new skills
- A care approach that values, and fosters good relationships
- Communication – speaking to people respectively and listening to what they have to say
Promoting healthy lifestyle
We promote a healthy lifestyle by supporting our service users to understand the importance of healthy living.
- Encourage participation in sport and recreational activities
- Support with following a healthy diet
We support our service users to increase their independence in regards to:
- Road safety and transport
- Living skills
- Shopping and cooking
- Tidying up and cleaning
We offer support with developing social skills by:
- Support with accessing social events and meeting new people
- Support with how to social interaction with others, i.e. social etiquette when communicating with others, sharing and co-operation
- Awareness of social boundaries and appropriate behaviour in the community
We are helping our service users and their families to manage behavioural difficulties by preparing and using individual behavioural management plans.
Some of the behaviours we are dealing with are:
- Aggressive Behaviour
- Hyperactivity & Impulsive Behaviour
We support our service users to access a variety of free of charge activities, available at leisure centres, libraries, youth centres and advice centres around the area.