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Could you help support people with learning disabilities? – Wessex FM

A Dorset social care provider says its struggling to recruit to help meet the needs of the people it supports.

Positive Behaviour Support Four, is a not-for-profit organisation which provides care for people with learning disabilities who have challenging behaviour, as well as support for their families, within the comforts of their own home.

The group design personalised support plans for individuals, helping them to engage in new things, learning new skills and develop their independence.

They say they work to give their clients a purpose, and a reason to get out of bed in the morning. They also work closely with families, coaching them on how to handle difficult situations or challenging behaviour, that can include aggression and self-harm.

Jonathan Beebee, Chief Enablement Officer of PBS4 said: “Traditionally community services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour haven’t been great, and that’s led to people being sent to hospitals far away from their family. We’re providing effective solutions to keep people with learning disabilities in their own tenancies, close to their families.”

The social care crisis in the UK sees more and more people in need of care, causing a demand for even more support workers. PBS4 is currently asking Dorset residents to make a career change, to change the lives of others.

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