This can mean they can have difficulty:

  • Understanding new or complex information
  • Learning new skills
  • Being independent

At MacIntyre, we see the person, not their disability. We provide learning, support and care for more than 1,500 children, young people and adults who have a learning disability across the country, and we tailor the support that we provide to each individual’s needs.

Our range of person centred approaches including Great Interactions, Positive Behaviour Support and Intensive Interaction, mean that we support each individual to live a life that makes sense to them.

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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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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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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…

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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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