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Supported Living 

Supported living is used to describe the arrangement whereby someone who already has ,or who wants their own tenancy or own home, also has support from a “Care and Support” provider to help them live as independently and safely as possible. They will receive support and help with any aspects that are required to live an ordinary life as possible. 

Helping with 

Managing bills and money 
Cooking and healthy eating 
Getting a job 
Shopping 
Learning new skills for independence 
Personal care and well-being 
Managing medication 
Coping with challenges 

What support can we offer 

At Purple Flower Care we provide supported living care for clients with the following needs: 
 
Mental Health 
Learning Disabilities 
Autism 
Challenging Behaviour 
Dementia 
 
 
Our specialism is within the field of ‘high-end’ forensic care, supporting individuals ready to be discharged from hospitals and locked-door facilities into community placements. 

Our Model 

Our model of support works on securing blocks of self-contained flats, each able to accommodate 1 client and their staff. Each block will have between 4-6 clients who are supported on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis.  Each flat will have its own kitchen, lounge, storage and bathroom areas. Properties may have 1 or 2 bedrooms, depending on the need. 

Mental Health 

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. 
 
Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you might find the ways you're frequently thinking, feeling or reacting become difficult, or even impossible, to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness, or even worse. 
 
Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. 

LEARNING DISABILITIES 

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life. 
 
People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people. 
 
The level of support someone needs depends on the individual. For example, someone with a mild learning disability may only need support with things like getting a job. However, someone with a severe or profound learning disability may need fulltime care and support with every aspect of their life – they may also have physical disabilities. 
 
People with certain specific conditions can have a learning disability too. For example, people with Down’s syndrome and some people with autism have a learning disability. 
 
It’s important to remember that with the right support, most people with a learning disability in the UK can lead independent lives. 

Working with Families 

Purple Flower Care believes in working with families where applicable, as more often than not a lot of useful information is obtained of the clients history (eg) likes or dislikes, preferences, hobbies, triggers etc. 
 
We at Purple Flower Care believe that if a triangle of care can be formed it ensures that all (the client, families and the care staff) can work together. 

CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR 

Challenging behaviour is defined as any behaviour that challenges the services, Challenging behaviour is not uncommon in Autism, Learning Disabilities or Mental Health. 
Purple Flower Care ensures that all staff working with our clients are experienced in this field of care and we invest very heavily in training, which includes Positive Behaviour Support, Mental Health Awareness, Learning Disabilities Awareness, Autism Awareness as well a all the mandatory Training. 
Some of the reasons individuals may display challenging behaviour are: 
Not being able to communicate effectively. 
The environment not being conducive to their needs. 
Levels of noise. 
Weather can be a factor either too hot or cold. 
Coping with change can be difficult at times. 

Local Authority 

Purple Flower care works with local authorities to ensure all our clients have the best facilities and care, PFC attends all panel meetings to provide evidence of the progress of our clients and also to ensure we are meeting the pathway set in at the start of the client moving into our service. 
Each block will have between 4-6 clients who are supported on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis. 
Each flat will have its own kitchen, lounge, storage and bathroom. 
Properties may have 1 or 2 bedrooms, depending on the need. 

Accommodation 

Working with our partners we can support individuals in obtaining their own tenancies, we have access to one bedroom self-contained flats and also shared accommodation, this is dependent on the needs of the client. 
 
We understand it is often difficult to obtain accommodation for clients, however we can assist in most circumstances in finding solutions to these problems. 

Staff Team 

All our staff team are experienced in the fields of Mental Health, Autism, and Learning Disabilities, We provide all of the mandatory training, but also specific training to meet the needs of our clients, (EG) Positive Behaviour Support, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Awareness, Autism Awareness, and much more. 
Our staff work in small; every member of staff is allocated a Team Leader, it is the responsibility of our team leaders to ensure all of our clients receive the best care by carrying out supervisions, reviewing care plans, carrying out risk assessments and offering continuous improvement, ensuring that the pathways identified at the start of the assessment is on track. 
Staff are selected and trained from day one to ensure they work alongside individuals using a person-centred and positive behaviour approach, leading to agreed outcomes which includes promoting the clients well-being. Community inclusion, and independence. 

Why choose us 

We at Purple Flower Care firmly believe in providing a level of care that we would expect ourselves to receive. For this reason, we strongly believe in equipping all our staff team with the right tools and rigorous training at all levels, our approach is warm and we put a lot of emphasis on Person Centred Approach. 
 
Purple Flower Care’s staff team are both professional in their approach to their work and are very understanding of the needs of all our clients. 
 
Further we all share the same ethos in providing the best level of care we can which is why we strive for continuous improvement and work with our staff, clients, other professionals and family members to ensure we get their feedback and implement it proactively. 

What's next? 

f you are interested in our service, or would like more information, please get in touch through the contact details. 
 
We are ready to provide support immediately with trained staff on standby. 
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