We have carefully selected Aveley House, which is situated in the beautiful countryside of Essex. This home is a 5 minute drive from Lakeside shopping Centre and leisure facilities with access to good road and rail links (A13, M25 and A127)
This impressive, magnificent home offers seven bedrooms for 7 adults with Learning Disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviours. The home is set in a quiet cul-de-sac location yet within easy access to A13, M25 and A127. This extremely well presented home has been put together in an excellent order throughout. The grounds are approximately one third of an acre, with a mature garden which is predominantly un-overlooked. The home endeavours to create an environment that is safe, stable and culturally sensitive within which service users can feel secure and where their physical and emotional well-being will be promoted. The spacious surroundings offer warmth and a homely environment.
Aveley House has a niche position in the learning disability and complex needs market providing specialist, bespoke services for individuals who have profound and severe needs in relation to challenging behaviours. These often relate to their learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorder, self-injury, self-harm and aggression. In our experience, individuals with these needs have often experienced breakdown of numerous placements and providers have been unable to meet their complex and interconnected needs and risks. Our staff team together with other professionals are responsive to service users changing needs, and are able to offer different service designs with their associated different funding streams. We use person-centred thinking tools in support planning to ensure support is personalised, outcomes-focussed and flexible.
Aveley House staff team implements a person-centred approach and positive support through the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® philosophy. PROACT-SCIPr-UK® is a whole approach to support which focuses on prevention rather than intervention. This approach identifies distress early and our staff are trained to respond positively, in a non-restrictive way.
We aim to work with individuals, their families and professionals within a framework of anti-discriminatory practice, to promote each person’s individual values.
We are committed to:
- Actively promoting each person’s participation in an ordinary lifestyle
- Supporting people to access community facilities
- Having positive expectations by highlighting each person’s achievements and strengths without losing sight of their disability and individual needs
The transition from school to adult environment
Some of our service users have come from children services. When a young person with a learning disability is potentially moving into one of our residential care homes, we manage the transition in a way that best suits the individual. This may be by introducing them gradually with day visits and then overnight stays, or it may be better for them just to move in. We work closely with their current placements, schools, health practitioners, families and friends to ensure a holist approach is implemented and achieved.
During the pre-admission assessment, we monitor the person in different environments, such as at school and at home, so that we can continue any therapies that are seen to be working well. We also take note of situations that cause difficulties and see how these can be managed better. If service users continue to attend school, we ensure to liaise closely with the school, often using communication books, so that we can monitor and manage any changes in behaviour.