Learning Disability

Careline Lifestyles provides a range of services to support adults with learning disabilities. We offer a holistic, person centred approach ensuring that whereever possible Service Users reach their goals and aspirations and that their emotional, social, psychological and physical needs are met.

People with learning disabilities can be affected in many different ways and will require varying degrees of support, depending upon the nature and degree of their disability. Many individuals will require minimal support, for example assistance with planning and organizing aspects of their daily life, guidance and emotional support.

Those who have been diagnosed with a profound and multiple learning disability will also have sensory and/or physical disabilities, complex health needs or mental health difficulties and require a higher level of assistance with their physical care or support in relation to psychological or behavioural issues.

At Careline Lifestyles we provide a varied range of support from our multi disciplinary team of professionals which includes a consultant psychiatrist, behaviour specialists, registered managers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistants and support workers.

The facilities within each of our Homes have been specifically designed to meet the needs of people who have complex disabilities and provide them with the opportunity to develop their life skills.  

Some people may prefer to live in an apartment which provides service users with the opportunity to develop their independence and daily living skills, with onsite support should it be required, often prior to moving on to a community based setting.

Typical skills supported to develop include:

  • Cleaning apartment on a regular basis
  • Laundry – washing, drying, ironing
  • Budgeting – clothing, personal items, food
  • Cooking – purchasing food, preparation, cooking, cleaning up afterwards
  • Personal care

Although all service users are supported to develop these skills, those living in an apartment are encouraged and motivated to take responsibility and ownership for the apartment and have increased opportunity to do the above.

Others may prefer to have an en-suite bedroom and develop their skills in a communal environment - with either option, the support of trained support workers and nurses is on hand 24 hours a day to ensure that the relevant level of care and support is constantly available.

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.”

– Leo Buscaglia