Many of the people we support with behaviours that challenge have endured a number of placement breakdowns and hospital admissions before choosing us. They may, at times, exhibit physically and/or verbally aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour.
Achieve together appropriately safeguards people with complex emotional and behavioural difficulties whilst supporting them to exercise full choice and control using pro-active and positive means of managing behaviours that challenge, including pro-active risk management. We use clear, multi-agency risk assessments and strategies and high levels of supervision, where required, to facilitate inclusion.
Achieve together believes that all behaviour is meaningful and a form of communication. Positive behaviour is most likely to occur if a person has a good quality of life and can:
- Communicate their basic needs, choices and preferences
- Do enough of the right type of activities for them
- Have quality relationships with friends, family and support staff
- Maintain good health and a healthy lifestyle
- Work towards and achieve aspirations
- Develop new skills and independence
- Have a living environment that meets their physical, sensory and social needs
- Reduce restrictive interventions including physical interventions and psychotropic medications