Transforming care

We combine housing, social support and clinical interventions, tailored to the needs and aspirations of the people we work for.

What is our transforming care service?

Our transforming care service provides stable homes and personalised care and support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. The Valuing People Now and Building the Right Support agendas have challenging commissioners and providers to find new and innovative ways to manage the complex needs of people with learning disabilities and autism who are currently living in long-term hospital placements, out of area homes, and locked wards.

Each individual requires a robust alternative to these institutional settings to support progress towards independence, manage risk, and enable them to successfully move into their community.

Home Group provides person-led, detailed transition planning to identify bespoke solutions for each person and manage the sensitive process of moving to their new home. We deliver customised accommodation and environments and individual treatment packages to meet complex and interconnected needs.

Who is this service for?

People accessing this service will have a learning disability and/or autism and may have mental health conditions or a diagnosis of personality disorder. Many have experienced trauma and display behaviours of concern that can be challenging or risky such as offending, fire setting, and violence and aggression.

The people we work for may also have complex physical health issues including epilepsy and postural issues that require specialist equipment and care.

What can you expect from our service?

Our staff are recruited for their value base of compassion and respect. Teams work within a psychologically informed practice framework and are trained through the British Institute of Learning Disabilities to deliver positive behaviour support. This enables us to work safely and respectfully with people and provide an enabling environment where people can grow and reach their potential.

We know that long stays in hospital have an impact on people's ability to be independent, and we work with each person and their family to create a programme of developmental activity to enable new skills to be explored, maximising choice and control.

We empower people to do things for themselves as much as they can, providing positive experiences that encourage further engagement. We also work within the health equality framework, supporting good physical health by working in partnership to embed improved access to healthcare and healthier lifestyles.

How can we help commissioners?

We offer commissioners a genuine partnership that enables them to deliver the transforming care agenda and change people’s lives for the better. We do this by comprehensively delivering on:

  • Putting the aspirations of our customers at the centre of plans
  • Ensuring risk and safety are fully explored within a solution-based ethos
  • Working inclusively with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Financially viable and sustainable models
How can we help customers?

We know the key to a successful transition into the community is listening to the people it matters most to. We work in collaboration with our customers and their families, spending time understanding their previous experience, challenges and aspirations for the future. Providing choice and control is top of our agenda and setting up good communication from the outset is fundamental to our transition planning.

Our services are ambitious in our belief that all customers can achieve progression. Our support is creative and person-centred, delivering an enabling environment where people can grow and flourish.

What options are available for your transforming care service?

  • A lifetime home for customers providing security, choice and control
  • High quality care and support assessment delivered through our Creating Wellbeing support package, including person-centred planning, positive behaviour support, and a strengths-based approach
  • Health integration including access to mainstream services, annual health checks and monitoring clinical indicators to enable early intervention
  • Support to maintain healthy lifestyles and maximise wellbeing
  • Co-ordination of multi-disciplinary interventions to ensure customers can navigate the complex health and social care systems, preventing crises and unnecessary deterioration of health
  • Assistive technology to support the development of greater independence
  • Monitoring of real outcomes to contribute to our evidence-based practice and ensure that each individual is making progress towards their self-identified aims and aspirations
  • Psychological informed Practice and Trauma Informed Care
  • Integrated clinical and social care approach within the service
  • Wellness Recovery Action Planning
  • Partnerships with NHS clinical teams to manage transition and risk
  • 24-hour support

Next steps

If you’d like to discover more about this service then email us at NewModelsofCare@homegroup.org.uk or download our information brochure.