Supported living, transition and outreach services for ABI
Regard offers care and support for adults with a traumatic or non-traumatic Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and varying degrees of cognitive, physical, Behavioural and Emotional difficulties.
Through our supported accommodation and outreach services, we provide a stepping stone for individuals to move towards a more independent life following post-acute rehabilitation. Service Users are empowered to maximise their skills and develop greater control over their lives through making informed choices.
Once an individual has had their needs assessed by staff experienced in ABI, support and risk management plans are put in place and reviewed regularly. We work in partnership with Service Users to help achieve their goals and support their families. Individuals are encouraged to be constructively occupied in what is a challenging and dynamic process as they adjust to what is often a different lifestyle.
We use specialist strategies and guidelines to aid Service Users’ relearning, supporting the individual in all activities of daily living, including personal care, medication, menu planning, shopping, cooking, budgeting, leisure, vocational activities, work opportunities and social relationships. We encourage individuals to participate in meaningful activities, which enable their involvement in the wider community.
As a Service User becomes more self-reliant and gains further skills in a community 'real-life' setting, the number of support hours required will decrease – although the pace of the transition depends on the individual. Service Users can move on to supported living schemes that do not provide 24-hour support and, eventually, to their own flat or living with family, where they can be supported by our outreach services.
While this may not be the same as their life pre-injury, it will be meaningful for that person.
To find out more about any of our Acquired Brain Injury services, please contact us
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