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Learning Disabilities

Pathway have successfully pioneered in the East Midlands the 'small home philosophy', which provides for the delivery of bespoke care packages in small, community-based, well run, family-like settings. These service solutions deliver locally based care solutions promoting good outcomes and better value as they pivot on maximising access to [and benefit from] universal services.

Pathway is developing its portfolio of services for children with Learning Difficulties and notes the objectives of the Every 'Disabled Child Matters' campaign. We are focused on building more flexible and innovative customer-led services as we are resolute in our determination to ensure that parents and users of our services can be service architects.

We are able to provide flexible staff to child ratio's [1:2:1 or 2:2:1 etc] ensuring we maintain placement stability and achieve defined placement outcomes. Pathway provides bespoke care packages for children and young people who present with:

  • Moderate to Severe and Complex Learning Disabilities requiring continuing care
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Severe Physical Disabilities requiring Total Care
  • Challenging Behaviours, Social & Emotional Behavioural Difficulties, Attachment Disorders.
  • Children/Young people at risk of self-harm and therapeutic needs

We have developed a strong track record in delivering services to children and young people with:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Modulation Disorder
  • Charge Syndrome
  • PDA
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy / Spastic Quadriplegia
  • Severe learning disabilities
  • Severe Challenging Behaviour

Our service delivery and have been heavily influenced by The Mansell Report which has informed the way in which Pathway develops local services for young people. We are committed to delivering transformational care services leading to transformational outcomes for the young people we have the privilege of serving. We recognise as our principal purpose, the delivery of high quality, needs assessed care services delivered within a strategic and operational framework based upon the principles of:

  • Keeping centre stage the needs, happiness, aspirations and rights of service users
  • Robust needs assessment, planning and review with a fixed-eye on meaningful and where possible, life-transforming outcomes
  • Openness, honesty, Integrity and Transparency
  • Authentic partnership
  • Inward investment and ongoing organisational capacity building

Pathway is a Person Centred Organisation and we recognise that Person Centred Planning and Transitioning are crucial to the success and a placement. Planning should build the person's circle of support and involve all the people who are important in that person's life. Person Centred Transitioning for children, young people and adults ensure that Pathway put the service user at the heart of service design and development. In this way, we passport 'what works well' into the care setting and help build innovative and progressive 'future proof' person centred care services.

PCS is committed to delivering for children with complex Learning Difficulties and Emotional Behavioural Difficulties a bespoke specification approach to care design and delivery. An important component of our approach is to ensure that service commissioners, practitioners, parents, carers and young people are empowered to fully participate in the procurement (of suitable properties), design and delivery of residential care episodes. We understand that tailoring the environment to service users needs will catalyse success and as such we commission relevant clinical guidance when equipping our homes to address placement needs.

Also, in respect of our service-users who present with Learning Difficulties we place an even greater emphasis on the promotion of rights, independence, choice and inclusion. As hitherto noted, PCS is committed to designing with care and with regard to looking after children with complex Learning Difficulties we advocate a bespoke specification approach to care design and delivery. An important component of our approach is to ensure that service commissioners parents, carers and young people are empowered to fully participate in the procurement (of suitable properties) design and delivery of residential care episodes – this is complimented by commissioning relevant design guidance support. The following drives our commitment to bespoke specification care:

  • Aesthetics of the environment
  • Functionality
  • Personalising space

PCS works to the maxim that Every Child Matters and (the success thereof) Every Placement Matters. Along similar lines, PCS is developing its portfolio of services for children with Learning Difficulties etc. and notes the objectives of the Every 'Disabled Child Matters' campaign. We are focused on building more flexible and innovative customer-led services as we are resolute in our determination to ensure that parents and users of our services can be service shapers.

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