Our admissions will be undertaken by two senior members of our staff. The prospective service user will be invited to have tea with us so they can see if our facility and program is suitable for them. Then to spend a week end with us before making up their mind. This will give the staff an opportunity to observe the potential residents reactions, involvement and socialising attitude in order to be able to assess whether AMO Car is right for them. From this assessment our staff will be able to establish support and needs.
For individuals with Autism, downs syndrome and mild / moderate learning disabilities and mental health needs, AMO Care provides a specialised environment to help each service user reach their full potential. Staff are specially trained in autism and associated difficulties and are able to assist service user in achieving their goals and aspirations. Every service user has a person centred support plan that describes how the individual wants to be supported and where they need support.Support may also include practical skills such as independent living, budgeting, food preparation, shopping and self-care. Service users may need further support to attend college placements or to be actively involved in their local community and the high staff ratios within our homes ensure this is a reality. AMO Care home is furnished and decorated to meet the needs of the service users; this includes the use of augmented communication for all information displayed in the home and relevant to the Service users.
Support for High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s provides an opportunity for Service users to further develop their independence skills which will include support with the development of practical skills such as independent living, budgeting, food preparation, shopping and self-care. AMO Care has developed close links with local colleges enabling our Service users to undertake further education and vocational training in areas that interest them. We also recognise how important voluntary and paid employment is for our Service users confidence, self-worth and ability to live independently. We support our Service users to access job training opportunities and support them with, writing a CV, completing Application Forms, Interview training and support their transportation to and from work.
Each service user has an person centred support plan. This is reviewed regularly to ensure that all needs are met. The service user and families/advocate will have an input to make sure all needs are met.
Each service user is supported to go to see the GP, Dentist, Optician and any Hospital appointments, AMO Care has their own transport if local transport is not suitable
We understand that service users come from different cultural back grounds and each culture has specific religious observances. We will support service users on dietary and worship observances.