Optima Care publishes results of Health Education England (HEE) funded PECS pilot

Optima Care has produced a report – together with an easy read version – that details the outcomes of last year’s Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS) pilot.

We applied to Health Education England (HEE) for a grant to help pay for PECS training for a number of our staff. Following this, we implemented a pilot in our young adult transition services.

The results were more than we could have expected. Not only did PECS bring benefits to the people we support, it also led to improved relationships with their families and staff and a marked reduction in challenging behaviour. For staff too, this experience resulted in a positive shift in the culture and ethos within the service.

To read more, please download one of our reports here:

Full report

Easy Read