Life-long learning and development

Low Laithes imageWe recognise that when people have complex needs, it is very important to provide a safe environment where they can learn and develop their skills and maximise their potential. We provide individually designed learning and leisure activities in a fully supportive environment to give people the widest possible range of life opportunities. Person-centred therapeutic support can help them make the very best of these opportunities.

Learning activities include social, educational, personal and lifestyle experiences, with skills development consistently a central component. As part of each person-centred plan, activities are arranged to suit each individual. Each plan is monitored to ensure that people receive the correct balance of activities according to their particular needs. An emphasis is placed on each person making their own choices and selecting their own activities.

Achievement through person-centred planning
Progress is monitored through the person‑centred planning process and the positive recognition of achievements. Successes are celebrated by friends, family and staff.

We endeavour to ensure that everybody has a varied and fulfilling life, abundant with opportunities to make their own choices and to identify their own needs and aspirations.

Dedicated and committed staff support and promote a person-centred approach. The philosophy of HELP, and that of Low Laithes, is to support individuals and staff in taking a positive approach to the complex needs of, and challenges faced by, each person, aiming to ensure that everybody is recognised for their individuality and positive attributes.

People’s progress and achievements are recorded and reviewed on a regular basis by the team working with the individual, together with the person themselves and those important to them, to ensure that the goals and objectives match the needs and wishes of the person.