PLUS Services

Transition

PLUS supports people with learning disabilities going through transitions and changes in their lives. This includes young people leaving home, or moving into supported living from residential schools, and we offer pre-independence training or support to achieve full independence. Our provision of interim placements supports people whose family situation may be in crisis. Through long temporary placements, we offer support to people of all ages who are facing changes.

Older Adults with Learning Disabilities

Many of the people we support fall into the ‘older’ age group. We are recognised for our specialist support to people with learning disabilities and dementia, and our ability to provide palliative care. High support Registered Care services and floating support on an outreach basis are combined with specialist training to deliver high quality, tailored support either in assisted living or independent living.

Additional Needs

PLUS provides specialist services to people with complex health needs, challenging behaviour, sensory and physical disabilities and autism. We work towards delivering independence for every service user through a tailored combination of outreach, supported living and floating support. We support people to develop skills and achieve their full potential.

Family Support

PLUS provides support to families who are caring for someone with a learning disability. Our services include emergency respite, interim care, day respite, outreach, activities and short breaks.

Activity PLUS

There are several strands to PLUS Lifestyle services, which support involvement in the local community through employment and leisure opportunities.

Our supported leisure services range from gardening and keep-fit to arts and crafts, and we arrange social group activities such as bowling and rambling. Short breaks and supported day trips are organised as part of a group or for individuals. We support individuals to access local facilities and meet local people, including matching individuals with like-minded volunteers to facilitate this.

We offer support to develop employment skills, including supported employment in Pretty Little Cupcakes, a social enterprise operating from a coffee and cake shop in Penge High Street and support to access open employment. People also attend
our popular cupcakes workshops where they are supported to make and decorate cakes. We also offer ipad workshops for people with learning disabilities where people can learn about the range of things they can do on a tablet computer.