Some adults may display behaviour which could put themselves or others at risk. This behaviour could be disruptive, self-injurious or destruction to property; in some cases aggression towards others.
When the adult is displaying such behaviours we must try to see it as a form of communication.
The purpose of our behaviour is to get our needs met
However, when these behaviours are displayed they may seriously limit or deny the adult access to ordinary community activities and facilities such as shops, clubs, the gym and going swimming.
If you are currently caring for or supporting someone with challenging behaviour or behaviours of concern, we can help and support you in the home environment.
It is important that all aspects of problem behaviour are explored and discussed to give a better understanding of an individuals specific needs.
A positive approach should:
Contact us to find out what support we can offer. This may include informal support or some theoretical training. You may find it useful to write down what behaviour is being displayed or is worrying you - download the 'We think communication chart' to record this.
If you have a social worker and you would feel more comfortable speaking directly to them, please contact adult social care on 01332 640777.
If you are supporting a child under the age of 18 who displays challenging behaviour, please telephone the First Contact Team for support on 01332 641172.
These techniques will meet current legislation and Care Quality Commission standards.
PROACT-SCIPr-UK® stands for Positive Range of Options to Avoid Crisis and use Therapy and Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention. It is the registered trademark of Marion Cornick who is the Chair of The Loddon School Trustees and Director of Liaise Loddon Ltd.
This technique emphasises a 'whole person approach' when supporting individuals through a crisis in a sensitive and caring way, so that the needs of the person are met.