The Shine therapeutic model of care was designed by Optima Care to ensure that people of all ages, with learning disabilities and complex needs, including severe / enduring mental health issues, realise their full potential. Underpinned by a clear support framework with milestones of personal goal achievement, Shine may be tailored according to individual need. It helps ensure a transition journey through our services towards more independent living.

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shine_sml…For Young People Transitioning into Adulthood

Shine...For School & College Leavers

We offer 2 – 5 year person-centred pathways for 16 – 25 year olds at our Eastry Campus. Pathways are developed in line with an individual’s Education, Health & Care (EHC) plan and designed to help young people transition into adulthood – and Supported Living – with a sense of confidence and optimism.

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shine_sml…For Adult Supported Living

Shine…For Adult Supported Living

In partnership with an independent charity (Future Housing Solutions), we will provide accommodation and support tailored to individual need. Our expertise spans autistic spectrum conditions, total communication and behaviours that challenge. We also offer Enhanced Supported Living.

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shine_sml…For High Acuity Community Living

Shine...For High Acuity Community Living

We have separate centres of excellence focused on two key areas of specialism: Total Communication and Step-Down Pathways.

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shine_sml…Life In The Community After Secure Care

Optima Care supports the Transforming Care agenda, helping people move out of secure settings and into the community, improving their quality of life and relationships with family, whilst reducing the cost of care to LA’s.

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Shine enables all our individuals to enjoy a truly person-centric therapeutic and educational pathway, with milestones of achievement of goals. It ensures a clear transition journey for the people we support through our services, towards more independent living.
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Our Values

Identifying an individual’s care pathway begins at point of initial assessment. We understand that creating hope and direction for an individual is paramount to the success of care delivery. This is most likely to happen if an individual has a clear idea of his or her destination.
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Rehabilitation & Outcomes

At Optima Care we retain a clear focus on outcomes and work collaboratively with the people we support to achieve their goals and aspirations through the use of outcome based models – Life Star and Recovery Star for people with mental health or learning disabilities.
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