Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Needs

Most people with learning disabilities also experience mental health problems. At Treasure Care, our team are well equipped to support people with mental health conditions.

We have excellent working relationships with community mental health and learning disability teams, as well as forensic and substance misuse teams.

Treasure Care ensures that the mental health and learning disability support we provide is flexible, based on individual needs and in-line with the person’s Mental Health Support Plan. Person-centred planning enables us to undertake detailed crisis/relapse prevention planning whilst measuring progress and working towards a set of realistic outcomes. These outcomes are identified for everyone we support, which is a fundamental part of gaining greater independence.

We appropriately safeguard people with complex multiple diagnoses whilst supporting them to exercise full choice and control using pro-active and positive means of managing risk including risk management. We use clear, multi-agency risk assessments and strategies and high levels of supervision, where required, to facilitate inclusion.

Additional risk assessment and management tools are used depending on the circumstances

Mental Health Needs

Treasure Care provides supported living services to individual with mental health needs, giving them the opportunity to flourish within the service of their choice.

Treasure Care supports people with a wide range of mental health needs including personality disorder, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, dementia and schizophrenia. Many who have chosen Treasure Care to support them have endured a number of hospital admissions and may exhibit physically and/or verbally aggressive and/or self-injurious behaviour.

We enable people with mental health needs to fulfill their potential on a long-term basis. Once Treasure Care has been chosen to provide mental health support, individuals are involved in many aspects of planning their services which enables us to provide a bespoke plan, undertake detailed care and create person-centred relapse prevention plans. Alongside this, we measure the progress of the people we support towards realistic outcomes set by themselves, which is a fundamental part of the recovery process.

Our pro-active staff support initiatives to help people relearn the skills required for daily living in order for them to move towards increased independence and minimised support. In our experience, this not only helps to increase social and emotional wellbeing but also decreases the stigma that can be attached to people with mental health needs.