The Richmond Fellowship Scotland is unique within social care in Scotland in having a Positive Behaviour Support Team, who provide innovative, specialist support for people with complex behaviours and additional support needs.
Every person supported by the organisation has a unique set of needs and we are able to help them to live rewarding and fulfilling lives. Some of these individuals have complex and challenging behaviours. This can have a negative impact on the individual and those close to them, and can be stressful for the staff who provide the support.
In working in services across Scotland, the Positive Behaviour Support Team aims to improve the quality of life for these people, including increasing their participation in the community. We achieve this by increasing the knowledge, skills and confidence of the staff teams and developing specific plans to reduce the frequency and severity of behavioural challenges.
This team is our creative solution to the need for dedicated behaviour support. We are proud that their specialist support helps individuals who may otherwise find it difficult to live ordinary lives in the community.
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from our External Stakeholders survey 2011-12
"Positive Behaviour Support Team - well organised, offer a good service in terms of assessment, training and staff management."