This month we qualified to become a recognised centre with ASDAN, the charitable social enterprise with awarding body status, which provides courses to more than 6,000 UK and international schools, colleges, youth centres and training providers. ASDAN’s programmes and qualifications offer flexible ways to accredit skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life. Now, with our “centre” status, this means that we can provide ASDAN programmes for our own service users in their own environments, by the people they are comfortable with….our staff.
What this means in practise, is that any or all our service-users can work towards, maintain or improve independence in areas such creativity; everyday living; going to work; attending college; practising horticulture; cooking and so much more. All of our staff, across the organisation, will be trained in how to assist our service users in their competency levels in carrying out tasks. Even our service-users with profound multiple learning disabilities are able to engage in this scheme which can be assessed through photographs, picture exchange and Makaton signs (approved language programme using signs and symbols to help people communicate) – so as to not exclude them to personally develop in areas of capability.
Our service-users will be certificated via modules which they will complete with the help of our ASDAN trained staff. We are really excited to include this new area of personal development for our service users to our palette of activities and therapies we provide for our service users to take advantage of.
To find out more about our environment of care for our service users and how we focus on their own personal growth and goals – please visit our website, or call us on 01604 791 266.