Bicester Support Service
Bicester Support Service provides supported living services for adults who have learning disabilities or who are autistic.
We provide support for up to 11 people living within two supported living schemes (six self-contained properties and a shared four bedroom house, with a self-contained annexe) in Bicester and Southmoor near Abingdon. This service is specifically designed to support people who have learning disabilities or who are autistic to live and engage in their local community, as part of the ‘transforming care agenda’.
We aim to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, ensuring the people we support are at the heart of everything we do.
We support people to make choices and express their individuality. Personalisation is not a tick box exercise for us, but is fundamental to how we deliver our mission every single day of the year. This has earned the service an 'Excellent' rating from PAMMS, one of only five in the region to receive the top rating.
"I’ve always been very impressed by you and your team’s commitment to the people you support. It’s fantastic to see people living in their own homes who otherwise would probably be in institutional care." A local commissioner
Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team
Our Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team includes qualified Vision Rehabilitation Workers (sometimes also called 'ROVIs') and Behaviour Consultants with at least a Masters degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
The Vision Rehabilitation workers play a vital role across SeeAbility and keep front and centre, SeeAbility’s commitment to supporting those with sight loss, as well as those with a diagnosis of learning disability or autism.
Where funded, Behaviour Consultants assess each person’s needs by completing a functional assessment, ongoing monitoring, and support. They use this to develop people's person-centred support using a Positive Behaviour Support framework.
The Clinical Assessment and Intervention Team aim to increase individuals' quality of life, reduce unnecessary restrictions and teach functional skills. This means each person we support gets exactly the right kind of expert attention they need, when they need it, so they can make more choices about what they want from life every day.
Visual impairment rehabilitation, offering:
- Functional vision assessments
- Training in mobility and orientation, communication and independent living skills
- Guidance about assistive technology, including advice and awareness training to staff and other professionals
Speech & language therapy, offering:
- Eating and drinking (dysphagia) assessments and guidance
- Support to develop communication skills
People are also supported to access community resources and healthcare professionals such as speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, and physiotherapy, in line with their individual needs.
Supported living services are designed to meet daily living, social and personal care needs. These are arranged through a combination of one-to-one, two-to-one and shared support hours.
Our facilities and accommodation
Bicester Support Service operates from a registered office in Bicester, providing support for up to 11 people in a supported living environment. Tenancies are available in:
- six self-contained bungalows in Bicester
- a shared house for four people in Southmoor, near Abingdon, plus a self-contained annexe
- a four bedroom property in Didcot with a one-bedroom separate annexe
- a home in Shippon for one person
All have access to some communal space and garden areas. These properties have been designed specifically to meet the needs of people who are autistic.
If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamlyn Wooldridge (Registered Manager)
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