Each person that comes and spends time with us is funded through their personal budget. This is an amount that is allocated to them by their local authority and is paid to them every four weeks. The figure is based on the outcomes of an assessment carried out by social services. This Self Directed Support Plan looks at all areas of someone’s life and the things they would both like to do, and need to do to improve on their current situation. The person can then buy services that will help them with their outcomes.
We design individual programmes for people who choose to spend their time with us. The outcomes that we work to are the same as those in the Self Directed Support Plan. We deliver small group activities for people that are targeted around individual outcomes. Small group working allows people to do the same activity, but with the flexibility to allow for different outcomes and the added advantage of providing a controlled and safe social situation.