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ALSW

Our aim is to make a daily difference to the lives of people whom we support. We provide comprehensive services for both supported living and outreach support and respite and short break services. We offer a range of other added value services including a day activity programme.

We support Adults aged 18 and upwards with single, dual and multiple diagnosis of learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, Asperger’s, mental health needs, acquired brain injury and physical disabilities. We are highly skilled in being able to support individuals with complex and challenging needs in order to improve outcomes.

Support is tailored to individual needs and circumstances, with an emphasis on independent living, increasing skills and promoting personal autonomy. We have a daily activities programme, workshops and work training programme. Activities include the use of community resources such as access to leisure centres for Pilates classes or fitness sessions, nature walks and photography, arts and crafts, fishing, painting and decorating, woodwork and pottery. Some may be able to go to work,  while others enjoy work experience and  socialise by playing a game of pool or meeting friends for coffee in one of the shared kitchen areas.

In everything we do, we are committed to maximising independence and opportunity in the lives of our service users. Our person-centred approach provides bespoke, individualised support, focused on empowering each person we work with to achieve their full potential and enjoy the best possible quality of life.

Our experienced management team are able to complete detailed risk assessments and support plans and work closely with the individual, their families and professionals in order to enhance well-being.

We have services in both North and South Devon, if you are looking for an area not mentioned, please get in touch and we will be happy to help you in any way we can.

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Meet the Manager

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I have worked in the care field for over 25 years starting as a support worker, from the start I’ve strived for every service user to be awarded the same human rights every person is entitled to and I try my very best to lead my team by example.

 

With a passion for supporting each individual to live their best life it has encouraged me to progress through the sector to my current role. I am registered disabled and know first-hand the frustrations that people with additional needs can suffer.

For over 20 years I have been a foster carer with my wife and we also support new parents to learn skills on how to look after their new born baby. 

I have 4 grown up children, 3 who currently work in the care sector. My passion to care for others is passed from me to my family and staff alike, and together we can make a change to each individual we support.

Andy Cole - Registered Area Manager

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