sensory and creative therapies
We have a team of clinical specialist therapists, all experienced in neurodisability and learning disability with specialist knowledge of epilepsy and its impact. The team provides a range of therapies including creative art therapies, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and complementary therapy.
Creative art therapies
Our creative arts team provides opportunities for clients to explore various mediums as a means of expressing themselves and to explore their artistic potential. Creative arts include painting, pottery, collage, dramatic arts, interactive storytelling and sensory activities.
An occupational therapist leads our skills empowerment team to help clients maximise their independence. Emphasis is placed on independent living, be it in residential accommodation or supported living projects in the community. Skills are taught to prepare and assist people to live in the community where possible and to support them throughout that transition within their home environment.
For people with epilepsy, safety is a prime consideration. Occupational therapists are able to advise people on how to create a safe environment by helping them consider risks, safety equipment and telecare aids. We help clients to liaise with their local statutory services to facilitate recommendations.
The team also delivers training for our care workers to ensure an empowering approach in the care of all.
The physiotherapy team offers opportunities for physical exercise to residents who have limited movement. This includes exercise groups, rebound therapy and exercise treatment sessions. The team also helps residents access and get the best out of local NHS services such as the wheelchair service, the orthotic appliance department (helmets and splints) and the local NHS physiotherapy services.
Guidance is offered when choosing moving and handling equipment with an emphasis on maintaining physical health and skills. We also have a falls prevention service which helps clients identify the cause of falls (seizure related and non-seizure related) and supports clients in reducing the risk of falling.
Speech and language therapy
We focus on enhancing the existing communication skills of our clients and developing new skills by looking at the individual’s needs. We also support the other therapies where appropriate; advising on the best way to ensure clients understand what is required in therapy.
Training for support workers is provided to enable them to communicate effectively with our clients and undertake therapy programmes.
We offer a range of complementary therapies including massage, aromatherapy, indian head massage and reiki. Complementary therapies are used to help people who are anxious and have difficulties relaxing, have muscle tension or other physical problems.
We also have a sensory room which we use to help people with their communication, concentration, social and sensory development skills.