Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner
Posted on 7th November 2018 at 12:14
We are delighted to be working with David Corcoran from I Support Behaviour, a specialist in the field of Autism and learning disabilities for those with complex and challenging behaviour.
David’s working life began at Camp Huntington in New York, a specialist camp for people with Autism, learning disabilities, neurological impairments, and other complex needs and after gaining a Degree in Psychology at Brunel University London, David went on to an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience and PGCE.
He has worked in this sector for more than twenty years, studying, teaching and also delivering practical care services and now we are pleased to join forces with as our Positive Behaviour Practitioner and clinic lead on new projects.
At present individuals with complex care needs can be detained in secure hospitals if they present a risk to others or themselves and depending on the circumstances, can be detained indefinitely. To prevent this, My Life Choice and I support Behaviour facilitate an individual’s release back into the community, with a 24/7 care package and ongoing support to guarantee their safety and that of those around them.
Behaviours which challenge always happen for a particular reason that may not be obvious to others and this can arise for many different reasons. Personal Behaviour Support is a strategy for a person-centred approach which begins with the very best staff training. David Corcoran and his team are working closely with our care team to ensure we can deliver a service that is second to none.
A number of high profile cases of abuse in secure hospitals has pushed the Government to focus on getting people out, but without the appropriate infrastructure in the community, this causes issues further down the line.
In response, the joint effort of My Life Choice and I Support Behaviour means that with tailored care plans based on individual needs, we can promote positive behaviour by understanding triggers that cause anxiety and challenging behaviour, in order that we can fulfil the aspiration to live the life they want, with the support to live independently.
We look forward to providing further updates as this partnership progresses.
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