We were founded in 2014 by Jonathan Beebee with support from the School for Social Entrepreneurs. The following video from the School of Social Entrepreneurs gives you a little flavour of our work at PBS4. But importantly features Jonathan Beebee’s story on why he established PBS4 and his vision for us as an organisation.
Why we’re named PBS4
PBS is the acronym for Positive Behaviour Support. The “4” in our name is a prefix we use to ensure that the focus for each member of staff is on how they are providing Positive Behaviour Support for that person.
So, for example, PBS4Keith describes how we are providing Positive Behaviour Support for Keith
How we’re run
PBS4 is governed by a Board of voluntary non-executive directors made of representatives covering, families, personalisation in support, housing and finance. The Chair of the Board is Andrew Monaghan, and, the Co-Chair is Philip Stonehouse, who is a representative with Autism.
Jonathan Beebee, Chief Enablement Officer and Anna Hunter, Chief Operations Officer, are the two senior leaders of PBS4. Together they bring over 30 years of experience working with both adults and children with learning disabilities; in health and social care settings.
PBS4 provides support to enable people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour to have independent lives and to live in their own home.
PBS4 - Families
If you have a family member with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours you may have heard of an approach called Positive Behaviour Support. We have produced a series of factsheets to help you understand what this is.
PBS4 - Commissioners
Positive Behaviour Support is a recognised approach to supporting people with challenging behaviour. PBS4 uses registered health professionals trained to MSc level in Applied Behaviour Analysis providing the highest level of competence in Positive Behaviour Support, and we are recognised across the UK for our contributions to this field.
To achieve meaningful change for the people we support.
Change is achieved through personalised Positive Behaviour Support. This enables people to maximise their potential and live enriched and purposeful lives. PBS4 is an organisation that is collaborative. We listen and are responsive.
To be a disruptive social care provider.
Many people we support and their families have lost their faith in social care due to not being effectively engaged or being ignored. We want to disrupt this and show what excellent support looks like.
We aim to challenge preconceived ideologies
We are empowering people to reach their potential
We seek to find new opportunities and partnerships
We design support for each person we support individually
Meet Our Team
I have a wide variety of experiences in working with adults and children with learning disabilities in health and social care settings. This has ranged from people with severe learning disabilities with severe challenging behaviours to people with mild learning disabilities whose behaviour may be considered a criminal offence. I have also worked extensively with people who have social difficulties including challenging sexual behaviours.
My career has been focussed on improving the lives of people with learning disabilities. I have worked in an ABA School, NHS Intensive Support Services, and as a PBS Consultant and Quality Assurance Manager for a large social care provider.
As Chair of the Board, my role is to ensure the Board works collectively both to challenge and be supportive of everything PBS4 does. I have a background of managing and leading NHS services, Social Care providers and as a CEO of a Hampshire charity.
I am an expert in autism due to my lived experience. I also bring my personal experiences of receiving support. My role on the board is to ensure PBS4 are listening to what is important for the people they support.
I have personally experienced a variety of social care services for my daughter, Claire, throughout her life. We have had some bad experiences so we were one of the first families in Hampshire to use a personal budget to design Claire’s support ourselves and get it right for her. I am a strong advocate for effective and meaningful services for people with learning disabilities and represent parents in Hampshire at a variety of forums.
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