A specialist approach

Our approach in supporting people through transition from hospital to the community is person centred, outcome focused, up-to-date with government policy and representative of best practice. Integrity is important to us: we believe our values are given meaning through our actions and we are rigorous in reflecting on these actions and learning from them every day. We ensure that everyone supported benefits from the expertise of our award-winning specialist practitioners in areas including Health, Positive Behaviour Support and Person Centred Approaches.

These specialists support with developing learning pathways, clinical supervision and support, and building resilience for staff. This ensures we have the technical skills and competencies to support reflective learning in the workplace and can provide a sustainable model of support. We also work with local community teams to ensure every individual receives the health and therapy they require.

We are active members of the Transforming Care Taskforce and are regularly asked to share our good practice through a number of forums.

Family involvement

We work closely with families to ensure they are involved every step of the way. We organise regular meetings to encourage an open flow of communication between the people we support, specialists, families and staff. Regular contact between families and the people we support is encouraged to maintain positive relationships.

Sam spent most of his childhood living in the family home, living a rich and fulfilling life. However, his teenage years became a little bit more difficult which ended up meaning that Sam could no longer be supported at home by his family. This separation to the day has been really impactful on both Sam and his family.

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Autism is a lifelong neurological difference in how individuals approach social communication, social interaction and social imagination. There are many…

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We believe that everyone, irrespective of the complexity of his or her needs, wants to and does communicate.

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Death and Dying

The ‘Dying to Talk’ pilot project will enable us to help people we support, their families and MacIntyre staff understand and feel supported talking about…

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We have expertise in supporting people with dementia or at risk of developing dementia.

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MacIntyre was established by the parents of a disabled child in 1966 for all people with a learning disability to live a life that makes sense to them.

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Great Interactions

Great Interactions are based on 10 facilitation skills, including touch, warmth, eye contact and creativity, which when used well result in good outcomes…

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People with a learning disability are living longer, yet they are still dying 20 years younger than the rest of the population. It is well known that…

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Health and Safety

At MacIntyre we are committed to achieving excellence with our health and safety practices.

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Intensive Interaction

Intensive Interaction is an approach to interacting with and teaching early communication and interaction skills to people who do not find it easy communicating…

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Learning Disability

It is estimated that 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

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Person Centred Approaches

Providing person centred support means always listening, learning and focusing on what is important to and for someone, now and in the future.

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Positive Behaviour Support

A Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach involves focusing on improving a person’s quality of life and understanding the reasons behind any behaviours.

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We are committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people and adults we support across the organisation and encourage openness and transparency.

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We know that we can’t make decisions about a person’s support, staffing changes or new activities without involving them and understanding what is important…

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Have you seen our resources?

As part of sharing our expertise we created a number of resources.
These include: guides, posters, leaflets, case studies and much more.
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