Leonard Cheshire Disability
Our Aberdeen supported living service specialises in supporting adults with learning disabilities who also have additional complex needs such as mental health needs, physical disabilities, dementia, sensory Impairments and long term health conditions. Our last Care Inspectorate Inspection was in August 2015 and we received a ‘Very Good’ rating (5). We partner with specialist social, health and educational services where required and access ongoing specialist training. The service’s trained nutrition champion provides advice to service users on eating a balanced diet and have an understanding of nutrition through individual menu planning. Service users take part in a variety of social, sporting and cultural activities: we currently support service users to attend college, music and art groups, employment opportunities and volunteering in the community, such as Guarana Street Drumming Group in Aberdeen, People First Action Group and Mixed Fish. We utilise a number of local groups and organisations as a good source of information on voluntary sector activities and new developments including CAH Forum at Horizons and Voluntary Services Aberdeen (VSA). Our staff team have received training in person centred thinking, developing personal support plans and customer service. Staff are trained to work in a flexible and enabling way in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act We have experience in working with people with behaviour which challenges services. Staff in our Aberdeen services have received specific training on this area and they work closely with Elmwood Forensic Learning Disability Service in Aberdeen. Our Scotland services have been awarded the Investors in People Gold standard and retained this for three years. In 2014, we were awarded the Investors in People Health & Wellbeing Good Practice Award for our approach to supporting staff Health and Wellbeing.
The page was last updated on 27 June 2017