There are around 1.5 million people with a learning disability across the UK. This impacts their own lives, and those of their family members who are often their primary carers. Bedfordshire Supported Housing provides a range of services supporting individuals and their families.
Our learning disability care in Bedford is tailored to our clients’ needs. BSH offers person-centred care, which means that we support the individual, rather than their symptoms, in all cases. Our care packages are created in collaboration with clients and their family carers.
Our residential accommodation provides a stable, homely atmosphere and 24-hour support for people who need a high level of care in order to live a fulfilling life. All our residents are encouraged to develop new skills and they receive ongoing support from professionals in order to help them achieve this.
Clients who are referred to BSH residential accommodation in Bedford have a pre-admission assessment. The introduction to their new home happens at a pace that works for them. Once they are settled, a Key Worker will start work with them on delivering their care plan.
For people requiring a medium level of community-based support, we offer stable, secure, and semi-independent accommodation. Learning disability care in Bedford supported housing is delivered by BSH staff, in accordance with their care package.
Many of the residents who live with us have a history of challenging behaviour, and our staff specialise in supporting individuals to socialise in their community safely, and reach their day-to-day goals in life.
A professional carer who is on hand throughout the day, makes a massive difference to the life of someone with learning difficulties. A live-in carer provides a reliable, familiar presence within the home environment, who can maintain routines and offer stimulating companionship.
Live-in care can be used as a long-term strategy, or a respite allowing family carers to take a break. Our carers are always matched carefully against the needs of clients, and they’re introduced slowly into the home before becoming part of the household.
Our goal at BSH is always to support our clients to live their lives with an appropriate degree of independence. Our home-based learning disability care in Bedford offers hourly-based care offering a range of services such as: accompaniment to work, education or social events, light cleaning/cooking, therapeutic engagement and medication management.
All our care services are based on the core principles of kindness and compassion.
Referrals to our services are usually made via local learning disability services. We have a simple referral form and this can also be used by service users and carers.