Positive Behaviour Support
We provide care and support for over 220 people with learning disabilities, 60% of whom have additional complex needs, either behaviour support needs and/or physical disabilities.
To enable us to provide the very best care and support for people with learning disabilities, we have a specialist focus on improving people’s quality of life and reducing challenging behaviour through Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
We have a central team to lead on our PBS approach who work collaboratively with our learning disability services across Sussex.
The aim of our PBS team is to further improve people’s quality of life as well as reduce challenging behaviour and restrictions. The team does this through specialist consultancy with individuals to understand the reasons behind their behaviour. This understanding is then fed back into their personal care plan and support is tailored according to their needs and aspirations.
Our approach has a strong focus on helping staff to understand how their own attitudes and behaviours impact directly on the behaviour of the people they support. It is also built on an understanding that effective communication between our clients and staff, as well as a person-centred approach, is essential to providing a quality service. This avoids the need for clients to resort to challenging behaviour to get their needs met.
A family's experience
Parents of a client supported by one of our Learning Disability Services share their experience of our Positive Behaviour Support.