DPG has a diagnosis of Autism and Severe Learning Disabilities. DPG relies on his staff to support and encourage routine and structure, to help him understand the world around him. DPG has high energy levels, that need to be channeled into meaningful activities to help relieve and therefore avoiding escalation in behaviours. DPG is non-verbal and depends on his staff team to preempt his needs and understand him well, so a dedicated and highly skilled staff team is paramount in ensuring DPG’s needs, wishes and goals are met.
DPG moved into his own home in a quiet town in Leicestershire in July 2022, before that he lived in his family home and received community support and respite care from another provider, who’s staff team supported us to facilitate a smooth transition, showcasing partnership working.
Since moving into his new home, DPG has achieved many short-term goals and continues to grow with the support of his person centred staff team.
DPG is a vibrant individual and is learning to regulate his energy by taking breaks and relaxing between activities. DPG has partaken in activities such as ice-skating and has been encouraged to help cook fresh meals daily and clean up after activities.
We envisage that DPG’s future outcomes consist of a higher level of independence and exploring new learning in his new environment. We will continue to support DPG in enhancing all acts of daily living such as food preparation and participation in the general upkeep of his own home.
After our introduction into ice- skating by the Team Leader, DPG has now been approached to skate on the National Autistic Skate Team and is now undertaking a robust program to ensure he achieve this goal.
Here at iBC Healthcare we are a specialist provider supporting individuals in line with the Transforming Care Program and are flexible in designing and embedding bespoke support. We strongly believe that people with a learning disability and/or autism should be living within a community setting, not hospitals.