Kennington Support Service

Kennington, Oxfordshire

Ed smiles as he paints a chair in his woodwork workshopKennington Support Service provides supported living services for adults who have learning disabilities or who are autistic.

We provide support for up to six people living within three self-contained properties in Kennington. 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.

"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

Kennington Support Service operates from a registered office in Kennington, providing support for six people in their own homes in Kennington and Rosehill, some of which have been designed specifically to meet the needs of people who are autistic.

Referrals

If you would like more information about being supported by SeeAbility now or in the future, email referrals@seeability.org

Contact 

Kelly Bushill (Registered Manager)
k.bushill@seeability.org
01865 730853 or 07827 342299


Gillian and Rebecca at one of our homes

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