Active Support

Active Support (also known as Person Centred Active Support (PCAS)) is driven by example and effective leadership

  • Do you need a model of support that ensures teams promote inclusion, choice, participation and independence in everyday activities for the people they are supporting?
  • Do you need support in turning those Person-centred Plans into Person-centred Action?
  • Do you need support in managing your team to work as a team in a structured way and not as a morning or an afternoon shift?
  • Do you want to turn all the learning and values into action and make the most of your training budget?
  • Does your organisation need support in meeting policy and best practice guidance?
  • Are you struggling with showing and monitoring outcomes?

Through a dedicated and committed team, the ARC Active Support Practice Development Service aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice in developing real person-centred approaches and whole organisation support.

We offer a tailored approach to meet your Service and/or Organisational needs. Our Active Support Lead, Christine Rose, will contact you to discuss what your requirements are, and suggest a plan of the best ways of introducing and implementing Active Support within your Organisation.

Active Support is a model of support which ensures that people are supported to participate in every aspect of their daily lives and to take the lead in functional and meaningful activities – staff essentially becoming enablers not carers.

Services who have already been supported with the implementation of Active Support have said that the model has transformed the lives of people they are supporting and staff have a better understanding of what their job role is.

Active Support is also the pre-cursor to Positive Behaviour Support.

Active Support is a model of support which ensures that people are supported to participate in every aspect of their daily lives irrespective of degree of intellectual disability, behaviour that challenges or autism.

Services who have already been supported with the implementation of Active Support have said that the model has transformed the lives of people they are supporting and staff have a better understanding of what their job role is.

 

What services do we offer?

 

Introduction to Active Support – Virtual 3-hour Workshop

Join our Active Support Lead during a 3-hour virtual workshop delivered via Zoom and find out more about how Active Support can change the outcomes for supported people as they begin to carry out meaningful activities to enrich their lives – more important than ever in the face of limited opportunities to be involved in activities outside of peoples homes.

This ‘Introduction to Active Support’ workshop is suitable for managers and support staff, and will cover:

  • What is Active Support?
  • Providing support that promotes participation and engagement
  • Looking for opportunities to engage people in meaningful activities at home and in their community
  • Simple ways of monitoring staff support
  • How to embed Active Support within your team

Scheduled workshop cost per participant: 

  • £65 (ARC Members)   |   £85 (Non-members)

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Organisation Workshops (via Zoom)

Active Support training is offered to organisations on a consultancy basis for up to sixteen members of your team, where our Active Support lead tailors the workshop to your organisation's needs. 

Each 3-hour Zoom session costs £350 (ARC Members) £400 (non Members) for up to 12 people, making it a very cost effective way of getting your staff trained. 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and to obtain dates and times suitable for your training sessions. 

 

Active Support Training and Coaching

Supporting services to promote choice, independence and inclusion for service users within all areas of social care services to achieve person-centred plans. This training is especially beneficial for staff working with people with severe and profound learning disabilities, a range of learning disabilities, behaviour that is challenging, dementia, people with autism and mental health issues.

Interactive Active Support Training (Theory):

Discussing with Service Managers to become Practice Managers and how to support their staff to focus on the individual and to support in a Person Centred way and to put plans into action as a team. Making sure that the team understand how all prior training is translated back within the service and the people being supported ensuring that monitoring and evaluating systems are put in place to monitor outcomes –  Driven by example and effective leadership.

Work Based Coaching and Mentoring (when COVID restrictions lifted):

Consultant trainer working alongside managers and staff, in the workplace after the training, to give practical hands-on advice and support to ensure managers and the team can translate the learning into the workplace.

Tailored to meet specific organisational needs

Looking at current systems and protocols/job descriptions etc. and choosing a pilot service.

Ongoing Support and Review of Active Support:

Remember, training alone does not always bring about change! We may have to look at the culture of the services. Staff are key to ensuring that people with learning disabilities, behaviour that challenges and autism have a great quality of life and are supported to have that ‘ordinary’ life that policy say we should be having.

 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements

 

Download free resources from ARC's previous Active Support projects below:

Active Support Project Report

 

Active Support Easy Read Guide

 

Active Support Project Guide for Families and Carers

 

Active Support Project Information Pack

 

Active Support Project Learning Pack

 

Active Support Updated Handbook