(Department of Health Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century, 2001).
Valuing People (2001) was the first White Paper in 30 years for people with learning disabilities. Happy Futures underpin the principles of Valuing People (2001) and Valuing People Now (2009) in all the care and support that is delivered.
Happy Futures support people with:-
- Housing Support
- Social activities
- Community participation
- Human rights
Happy Futures promote independence, rights, choice and inclusion.
The personalisation agenda is about planning for and getting the life you want and at Happy Futures we support individuals to work towards achieving this from the initial assessment stage right through to supporting the individuals in Happy Futures services and when they want to move on.
Happy Futures believe as a company that all of our support is outcome based and packages of support should reflect the changing needs of the people we support. Therefore we will continually assess and review support delivered and reduce or increase the support in accordance with the needs of the individual.
We can offer support to individuals with mild, moderate, severe and profound disabilities.
Happy Futures provide support to adults and children with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders and other related disabilities.
At Happy Futures we use augmentative and alternative communication methods to supplement or replace speech or writing.
- Pictorial exchange communication symbols
Our community hub is open for individuals being supported by us to drop in at anytime for advice, a cup of tea or a chat. This facility ensures that individuals do not feel isolated when they are not receiving support from staff and any concerns or worries can be addressed immediately.
At Happy Futures we have a number of ways to support recovery including:-
- Life skills training
- Relaxation groups
- Intensive support one to one
- Group support
- Community participation
- Work placements
- Educational courses
The support plans assist in developing, social, physical, emotional and psychological needs.
We can offer support to people with:-
- Bi-Polar Disorder
- Picks Disease
- Huntington's Disease
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Personality Disorders
- and any other associated mental health concerns or disorders
Happy Futures work with individuals to stabilise and maintain individuals mental and physical well-being and work towards the individual moving on to live with less support or to live independently.
All the support at Happy Futures is focussed and outcome based. Individuals are set small achievable goals and encouraged to participate in activities within the skills centre and the community.
Individuals with complex needs usually require a more rigorous level of support. These individuals may also require adaptations to be made to their living environment to assist them to live as independent as possible.
Complex needs can also describe individuals with a learning disability or a mental health need with additional diagnosis that may impact upon their life and functional skills.
All individuals supported at Happy Futures are assessed and any additional specialist training will be undertaken with staff prior to the support commencing. In essence this means that the support delivered is truly person centred.
If an individual would like to live in their own accommodation HFSS can source housing providers who will make adaptations to the living environment in accordance with the individuals assessment of need.
Individuals with complex needs tend to be fully funded by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or joint funded by the Local Authority and the CCG