"There are so many issues within the health sector that are relevant to the work we do at MacIntyre, especially as the health needs of the people we support are often extremely complex. The Health Special Interest Group acts as a forum where we can all contribute ideas, share best practice and current resources."
Health Special Interest Group
More about our approach
We understand that each child, young person or adult with autism that we support is unique.
We believe that everyone, irrespective of the complexity of his or her needs, wants to and does communicate.
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…
We have expertise in supporting people with dementia or at risk of developing dementia.
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.
Great Interactions are based on 10 facilitation skills, including touch, warmth, eye contact and creativity, which when used well result in good outcomes…
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…
Health and Safety
At MacIntyre we are committed to achieving excellence with our health and safety practices.
Intensive Interaction is an approach to interacting with and teaching early communication and interaction skills to people who do not find it easy communicating…
It is estimated that 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.
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.
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.
We are committed to the safeguarding of the children, young people and adults we support across the organisation and encourage openness and transparency.
MacIntyre is at the forefront of supporting people to move from long stay hospitals, inpatient facilities and assessment and treatment units back into…
Voice of the people we support
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…
Have you seen our resources?
These include: guides, posters, leaflets, case studies and much more.