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…For High Acuity Community Living

Step Down Pathways

… Step Down Pathways

Optima Care is a lead provider of services for those with complex, higher acuity or historical forensic presentations who are ready to step down from secure environments. We also support people who have experienced multiple unsuccessful placements within residential, supported living or in-patients services.

Optima Care’s Shine therapeutic model of care provides the framework for our higher acuity community living services, ensuring a clear journey through our services towards more independent living.

  • Service and support built around the needs of each and every one of our individuals, from functional assessments and total communication to milestone setting and outcome measures.
  • Person-centred pathway content is led by our individuals and supported by family, friends, staff and carers, with ongoing input from our in-house multidisciplinary team (MDT).
  • The people we support benefit from Guided Mindful Meditation (GMM) group sessions: a concept used with huge success in teaching focus and control.
  • Individual access is provided to GP services, Pharmacology, Optician, Chiropody and annual health screening, as recommended under the latest NICE guidance.
  • Safe, daily community living: sport, education, the arts, life skills, volunteering and work experience.

Moving-on programmes: The Chilterns provides a unique opportunity to move through individual, personalised accommodation to pre supported living flats before moving into the open community, where we can also provide Outreach support.



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Where to find us – The Chilterns

Shine...For High Acuity Community Living

… Total Communication

Optima Care’s Seahaven, in Deal, provides a total communicating environment for individuals with learning disabilities and complex sensory and behavioral needs, who may also be on the autistic spectrum.

  • Bespoke transition programmes and person-centred pathways, in partnership with the individual, their family and care support team.
  • Communication passports help ensure consistency of support – both in the setting and at home with families.
  • Staff trained and experienced in complex sensory and communication needs, plus strong links with NHS and Kent County Council health and social care professionals.
  • Input from our local dual sensory team, occupational therapist and speech & language therapist, plus our own in-house multidisciplinary team, including a clinical psychologist.
  • An environment geared towards recovery and learning independent living skills, with a view to moving on to supported living.
  • Safe, daily community living: health & wellbeing activities, education, the arts, life skills, volunteering and work experience.
  • Individual access is provided to GP services, Pharmacology, Optician, Chiropody and annual health screening, as recommended under the latest NICE guidance.

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Where to find us – Seahaven
Where to find us – Kingsdown Lodge