Once the individual has settled in they are assessed on a daily basis for the amount of support they require to meet their needs. All aspects of their daily life are considered such as getting up, food preparation, personal care, social support, physical support and levels of independence. We all work towards positive outcomes but with some assessment work we need to be recording challenging behaviour risks also in order to ensure the individual gets the correct level of support.
Each person is encouraged to be as independent as possible and as confidence grows support levels may change. Social workers, families and other professionals are always kept informed to ensure that customers continue to receive the correct level of support when they move on. There is no definite time limit for the length of stay but each customer is made aware that the assessment home is temporary and when ready they will be moving on. Most people go into supported living or residential homes and are fully supported throughout this process.