We’re getting set to launch our Shine therapeutic model, which will provide the framework for our services going forward.
The Shine circle visual is designed to show the way in which the individual is at the centre of everything we do. This is being incorporated into brochures to help communicate our new schools transition services and supported living, in addition to our existing high acuity community living services at The Chilterns (step down pathways) and Seahaven (total communication & complex needs).
The model been designed to be as straightforward as possible and non-technical to make it accessible to everyone.
Shine’s 4-step approach – applied to both transitions (in to and out of the service) and ongoing person-centred pathways – helps ensure a clear journey through our service towards more independent living:
- Where am I now?
- Where do I want to be?
- How do I get there?
- How will I know I’ve achieved?
The model is unique in its focus on specialist support provided by a dedicated multidisciplinary team within a community setting. What’s more, it is flexible enough to be tailored to individual need.
The reason for developing the model now is that we wanted to help meet and exceed the requirements of the national Government-led ‘Personalisation’ agenda, which states that care and support should be built around an individual’s personal needs and goals instead of trying to shoe-horn people into a one-size-fits-all service.