Complex needs, including challenging behaviours

Achieve Together provides personalised care and support to people with complex needs including behaviours that challenge, learning and physical disabilities, health needs including epilepsy, mental health needs including personality disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and emotional and behavioural difficulties.

What is challenging behaviour?

Individuals with various disabilities and complex needs may, at times, exhibit physically and/or verbally aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour.

How can we help?

Many of the people we support that display challenging behaviours have endured a number of placement breakdowns and hospital admissions before choosing us.  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 diligent 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 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

We endeavour to provide such a living environment to the people we support to reinforce positive behaviour. Read more about our support for people with challenging behaviours here.

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