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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 over their homes as possible
  • Support should utilise Positive Behaviour Support to meet the needs of people who can show behaviours that challenge.

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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 abusive practices. However, unlike all the other “responses to Under Lock & Key” we are appalled that this kind of abuse is not restricted to hospitals.

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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 respect and welcome this.
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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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