Kisimul Group also operates a Supported Living Service and that provision is registered through our domiciliary care agency. Kisimul provides 24 hour support and management services to individuals who are tenants in these properties.
All our Supported Living properties are individual and reflect the choices of the people living there, however all have excellent environments and are chosen specifically to be in small communities which are easily accessible to our young people.
Our houses are registered to help care for and support adults who have a learning disability like autism.The Kisimul group has been providing specialised supported living since 2004 and have developed services in several villages in Lincolnshire which are in close proximity to our other services. A team of support staff offer specialist flexible twenty-four hour support.
People are assisted to make their own decisions and control their own lives, and are encouraged and supported to develop the skills needed to make decisions however large or small.
Working with each resident we will indentify, what their understanding is, what is the best way for us to communicate with the individual to increase their understanding, to help them make the right decisions for them. We will work to each individual’s level of understanding and encourage the individual to make choices about their daily lives.
In all of our homes we start from the principle that people with learning disabilities have the same intrinsic rights as anyone else in society, which includes the right to develop and make informed choices about their lives. Residents are encouraged to be a part of their own and the wider community and are supported to reach their full potential.
We ensure people are protected from abuse, or the risk of abuse and their human rights are respected and upheld. All staff are trained to recognize signs of neglect and abuse. Kisimul Group’s Safeguarding Adults policy is taken from the Local authority “Multi – Agency Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults in Lincolnshire”.
Each person will have their Person Centred Plan; support staff will work with each person in fore filling their plan e.g. how that person chooses to live, the plan will identify any health needs, how best to communicate with individual, what support is required and in what areas, how to support the individual to make the most of leisure time, supporting them to maintain friendships already made and help them develop new ones.
This involves many activities, which together enhance the quality of provision, and help the residents to gain maturity by valuing and supporting them at different times of the day, and in many different circumstances.
Support staff will help and support people to access all forms of public transport, increasing community presence and developing new skills. People will be encouraged and supported to keep contact with people who they have identify as very important to them, using various formats.
Many skills can be acquired within their own environment by using the ASDAN Towards Independence Award Scheme. ASDAN is used as a tool to developing independence and integration skills. There are now over 40 different ASDAN modules.
All Support staff are fully trained and have enhanced criminal records bureau checks.
Kisimul Group is aware and accepts that in order for people we support to experience normal day to day activities it is necessary for people to take risks in the same way as all other people in society. Support staff will undertake risk assessments to minimize identified risks, although this will not remove all aspects of risk from the activity.
The aim of risk assessment is to be proactive in supporting people through the calculated risks of day to day living. Risk assessments are not used as a restriction on the freedoms of the person.
We are registered and monitored by the Care Quality Commission as a Domiciliary Care Agency which ensures the Support Service meets all the requirements of the Health & Social Care Act 2008.
If you know of a young adult with learning disabilities and autism, who finds it impossible to live in a traditional care setting, and who needs a very special place in the community, please contact:
Manager: Angie Black
The Old Vicarage
61 High Street
Tel: 01522 866017