Our residential services are located across the Cheshire region and provide 24/7 support for some amazing young adults.
But most important our service provides a person-centred service…
In each house, we provide 24-hour care and support. We liaise with families, social workers and associated professionals to make sure that the support offered matches individual needs. At all stages the person we are providing support to is encouraged to be involved in creating a home they feel happy and safe in.
Houses are very spacious and consist of communal areas such as kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, spacious gardens, large bathrooms and downstairs toilets.
Each individual that lives with us has their own bedroom, with some being ensuite Bedrooms provide a safe and comfortable space that reflects the individual needs and personalities and can be decorate to individual taste (we have some very vibrant and creative rooms!).
A positive, person-centred approach is key to allowing each person to live a fulfilled adult life. Each individual has a range of care plans and support tools that help promote their independence and choice making. All plans are reviewed on a regular basis with the individual, families, social workers and other associated professionals to ensure they are relevant and productive in promoting independence, choice and life skills whilst also ensuring individuals are safe and secure.
In order to support a person with autism and other learning needs, you must first understand what those needs are. Although a basic concept, actually taking time to really understand a person, their life story, what is important to them, how they communicate with the world around them and why, is so important to us and integral to how we support each and every person. Families that we work with all too often feel that people have previously not taken time to understand their child. At iMap, this is our starting point. We offer many internal resources, training and support options for families and through our knowledge of autism, we developing individual plans that best support the individual to achieve their aspirations. We are committed to providing effective and professional support both within our own service but to extend this to families and professional within their support circle.
All staff at iMap undergo comprehensive training both at the start of their iMap career and throughout their time with the organisation. Regardless of whether staff join our team with years of social care experience – or just years of life experience, every member of our team have strong core values and beliefs and have a willingness and commitment to helping and supporting others. All staff have formal qualifications in social care and/or autism – and for those that don’t, we support them to achieve these through a range of training resources.
Our dedicated teams aim to give each individual the skills, resources and confidence they need to live a fulfilled adult life. All training courses are designed to ensure they have the range of skills and understanding needed to be successful.
In everything we do, we put the interests of the people we support first. We aim to promote an individual’s independence and ability to make choices whilst maintain their wellbeing and safety.
Supporting someone with autism and other complex learning needs effectively can be difficult and take a long time to fully understand their needs. With the right approach - positive progress in the lives of each person can be made.