News, Response

Media coverage of autism and support

Recently there has been media coverage of Jonty Bravery, the man with autism who threw a 6 year old from the balcony at the Tate Modern Gallery. We can only imagine how traumatic this devastating incident is for the boy, his family and everyone else involved. Media attention has been directed...


New opportunities to join PBS4!

PBS4 has been in high demand recently, and we have gone through some significant changes. As a result we are starting planning for our Strategy goal that by 2022 we will be established as independent branches in the four counties we operate in – Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire, and...


The “State” of a storm

By Jonathan Beebee Today CQC announced the release of their State of Care report. Learning disability support was a leading headline. The key points were that learning disability hospitals are continuing to fail people, going from 1% being inadequate last year to 10 % this year. Additionally,...

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Taking action against hate crime

PBS4 have signed up to be a Third Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre. The scheme is jointly led by Hampshire Constabulary and Spectrum Centre for Independent Living and we are joining a network of over 30 Reporting Centres in Hampshire....


PBS4 Stakeholder Event, 28th February 2019

Louise, one of the people we support, with Jonathan Beebee We are so pleased that our Stakeholder Event was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who attended, we are delighted by the feedback we’ve received. Time to get planning for the next one…!...


A Merry Makaton Christmas from all at PBS4

Each month we hold a Coffee Morning for the people we support and their families so they can discuss experiences and common areas of interest. This month the topic for discussion was ‘Makaton’. Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. To...

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Potential Enablement Champions of the Year

At PBS4 we like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication that our staff put into supporting the people we support. Each month we ask our staff to nominate a colleague in recognition of them going the extra mile in their job and in supporting the people we support. Each month’s winner...


We are looking for new Board Members

PBS4 are looking to enhance our Board. We are looking for new people to join us with experience in housing or with legal expertise. Please see these adverts and if you are interested reply by 3rd September 2018. Legal Expert Board Member Housing Expert Board Member...

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NICE Guidelines recommend PBS4’s approach

New NICE Guidelines on service design for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour were released today. The new guidelines emphasise that: People with learning disabilities should be living as close to their family as possible People should have as much choice and control...

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Response to “Under Lock and Key”

On 1st March 2017 Channel 4 aired the Dispatches programme “Under Lock & Key”. This highlighted the inhumane treatment some of the patients in St Andrews Northampton had experienced. PBS4 are sickened to hear once again that people with learning disabilities have been subject to...


Kim’s Coffee Morning

A parents journey can be a difficult one. At PBS4 we are mindful of this, parents come to us with a wealth of experience and insightful knowledge. So when one of our parents suggested we hold a regular coffee morning we jumped at the opportunity. Families are a valued part of our team and we...


SHIP PBS Network

PBS4 supports the SHIP (Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, and Portsmouth) Transforming Care Partnership by hosting the SHIP PBS Network meeting alongside the Loddon Foundation and the Claire Patricia Steeples Trust. To find out more contact us....

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