Meeting the psychological needs of people with learning/intellectual disabilities, and their families and staff

People with learning/intellectual disabilities are experiencing the Covid-19 pandemic in various ways, and individual responses will vary over time as the situation continues to unfold. This guidance from the British Psychological Society has been written to support health and social care professionals meet the psychological needs of people with learning and intellectual disabilities, their families … Read more

Positive Behaviour Support Workforce Development framework

Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is widely recognised as an evidence based way of improving quality of life, reducing behaviour that challenges and restrictive practices. It is widely recommended across the UK in government policy and other guidance. Services and organisations are often providing a mixture of supports at different levels and may have different PBS … Read more

Positive Behaviour Support principles for practice during COVID-19

This is a stressful time for us all, people with learning disabilities and autistic people will be confused and may find altered routines and changes difficult to cope with. It is important that the core principles of Positive Behaviour Support person-centred support are maintained and human rights are respected, even when everyday lives are affected … Read more

Responding to the coronavirus outbreak through PBS

Some of the key principles of PBS are improving people’s quality of life, focusing on building skills and reducing and avoiding unnecessary restrictions. We encourage all services and schools to continue that focus, as well as other key principles of PBS, as you work through this difficult and challenging time. The following resource includes a … Read more

Subjective Quality of Life Tool

To provide a really good quality of service we need to ensure that people have opportunities for life enrichment / enhancement activities and experiences. As individuals we value different activities differently: the value of an activity is subjective. Activities may bring us enjoyment or satisfaction or pleasure or stimulation or relaxation or contentment or joy. … Read more

PBS Standards for Wales

Three measures were developed in 2018 by providers, commissioners, clinicians and practice leaders to improve the overall quality of service delivery in line with Positive Behavioural Support (PBS). They are endorsed by the Welsh Government and the All Wales Challenging Behaviour Community of Practice. The measures are complementary but can be used independently. Each has … Read more

Free Online PBS Awareness Course

This is the latest version of the free, easy to access and quality online PBS Awareness Course that provides a straightforward introduction to PBS. Access the course here>