Changing Lives Building Dreams (CLBD) is a small independent, family run organisation. At CLBD we believe everyone we support should have a fun, happy, meaningful, flourishing life. We believe every day is a fresh exciting new opportunity to write a new chapter.
CLBD was created from a dissatisfaction and disillusionment with the current system. The directors felt that there was a lack of provision for people moving out of hospital into community settings.
At CLBD, we provide specialist services to individuals with learning disabilities, autism or mental health needs. These individuals often have complex needs and may present with behaviours of concern within the environments they are in. CLBD specialises in supporting individuals to make the transition from hospitals to community placements and the long- term maintenance of these placements.
CLBD do not look at service users in isolation, but focus upon a whole approach, with a focus upon the interpersonal relationships between staff, service users and the environment. Our support is based upon adopting a Low Arousal Approach to managing and preventing behaviours of concern within a wellbeing and practice leadership framework. There is also an implicit focus on the impact of the organisation, stress management, wellbeing and trauma awareness and its role in providing flourishing environments for all. We are also committed to providing resilient, well-trained staff teams achieved through comprehensive training and ongoing support mechanisms.
Our mission is to provide specialist healthcare with the aim of providing a safe and homely environment that promotes empowerment, independence and choice whilst enhancing the individuals with their daily living skills. Where possible, we involve service users and their families/carers in the decision making process that affects the service we provide.
Ensuring that all employees within CLBD, share the values and vision of CLBD is vital. The values and vision are shared throughout the organisation and help shape and develop our culture towards supporting individuals within our services.
CLBD to be successful and recognised as a leading provider of a range of services to people with intellectual disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, mental health related conditions and who have complex needs and present with behaviours of concern.
CLBD will provide strong leadership, the development of new leaders to provide opportunities for growth, development and flourishing.
CLBD will be able to adapt its performance to reflect current climates in what can at times be an uncertain, social care sector to result in its sustainability and longevity.
The company director’s standards are focussed on principles that are morally valued and beneficial to all involved within CLBD and its community. The intentions are to flourish together in achieving individuals to attain positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and achievement.
We will adopt and use evidence-based practices that reflect these values, including Positive Behaviour Supports (PBS), Positive Psychology Interventions, including Wellbeing Models and low arousal approaches. These practices will also include the reductions and elimination of the uses of Restrictive Practices.