The Disabilities Trust disability services offer a continuum of support, enabling people to join or move through the service as needs and desires dictate, from home support to living in a community house or residential setting.
Many service users move through our continuum to at-home (domiciliary) care. We have numerous success stories that demonstrate this is possible for anyone, regardless of the severity of their disabilities. We recognise different life experiences need different provision, and are continuously adapting and evolving to meet these challenges.
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Our Assessment Model comprises an in-house assessment conducted by our experienced staff, using assistive technology and facilitation geared to each individual and their ability, rather than their disability. Assistive technology assessment aims to establish which equipment and environmental controls will allow a service user to be as independent as possible. Identifying the right equipment enables us to tailor the living environment to suit the individual. Accommodation can be modified knowing it will be right first time. Technology used includes variable kitchen height surfaces, environmental controls such as door entry, curtain operation, TV and music centre controls.
Day services and community support
We provide community services for those people with physical disabilities who are able to transition to more independent living arrangements. This is complemented by our specialist residential service, which provides bespoke, high dependency residential beds and independent living placements, acting as a hub to provide ongoing support to community services.
We recognise the need for freedom of choice for individuals and adopts an enthusiastic approach to providing day services and community support. We facilitate the development of new skills that will enable each service user to move towards a more independent lifestyle, while working at their own pace. The Trust also develops ties with local centres of further education to provide courses at their premises or through IT links.
As a progressive service provider, we offer our specialist resources and workforce to provide short breaks for service users, which may be funded through personal budgets. These breaks are available at all centres and can be a lifeline for those with physical disabilities to retain their independence and mix socially within a supported environment, whilst providing a welcome break for long-term carers.
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