Staff and Therapeutic Services

With around 160 members of staff, Low Laithes is one of the largest employers in the area.

Therapeutic services

We have a team of over 30 people within Therapeutic Services. The members of the team work together with the individual towards reaching their full potential, alongside those who are important to them. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) aims to enable all staff to understand and meet the needs of the people we support, helping them stay safe and calm enough in the short term to learn the skills that will improve their well-being and engagement in the long term.

The mission of the Therapeutic Team is that:

"We will create opportunities for engagement and communication to improve and increase independence and quality of life for the people we support"

More specific information about our Therapeutic Services can be found here.
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Staff

Our recruitment process is thorough and before joining us people’s employment histories are thoroughly checked, references taken up and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks carried out. Hesley Group prides itself on its training and support to staff. A number of team members have achieved long-term service awards for 10 and 20 years, which reflects the commitment of these highly dedicated staff to those they support and our commitment to reward and celebrate their significant and highly valued achievements.

Every new member of staff takes part in a comprehensive induction and benefits from continuous development programmes, in which supervision and ongoing appraisal are key parts. 

Staff come from a wide range of backgrounds and bring a wealth of specialist autism, learning disability, training, education and other experience to Low Laithes.

There is a strong multi-disciplinary approach, and people are supported by a range of staff, including:

  • Support Staff, and Team Managers; 
  • A Vocational Programme Co-ordinator, a Vocational Mentor and sessional workers; 
  • Care Managers who work with specialist clinicians to ensure people receive individualised provision that matches their needs;
  • A Facilities Manager who leads teams of core staff who contribute to the smooth running of the site.

In supporting each person, staff seek to work closely also with external agencies, families and all others important to those living at Low Laithes, to provide the best possible networks of person-centred support, as well as the best possible person-centred plans.