Care Journey

At Venus we provide a unique proposition of being able to provide care, support and accommodation throughout a person’s full care journey. We achieve this by establishing a close partnership with social landlords who can adapt to our requirements, be it a specific location, a type of property or layout of the property. This provides stability of the accommodation without risk of short term relocations. Our organisation is set up to allow maximum flexibility for any changes in support levels, whilst maintaining continuity of care and familiarity of a constant staff mix

Continuity of Care

There is a continuity of care within these care levels where someone can be stepped up or down along their care journey as their needs change ensuring any movement across the 3 tiers within Venus is seamless. We strive to dedicate a Team Leader and staff team for each Service User ensuring that any progress made are not lost on transitions and they remain stable, reducing any incidents of behaviours that challenge.

Within the Medium Intensity category, we have Community in-patient Step up/Step down units and Transitional Living Facilities. The former can take discharges directly from ATUs and Crisis Facilities as Step-Down placements, or from people who are in Crisis at Home as Step-Up placements.

On the Lower Intensity category, we provide support within our Long Term Independent Living Placements. In many cases, where Service Users express preference in location (where they want to settle down for example to be closer to their family or friends) we have the ability to source properties to meet those requests.

All care plans are bespoke and tailored for individual needs. A significant number of our residents are diagnosed with mild to moderate or severe learning disabilities. This is common to other diagnoses we treat but is especially prevalent with residents diagnosed with autism or Down’s syndrome.

Care plans are carefully structured and tailored to respond to the needs and behaviours of each individual, which includes speech therapies, sign language, pictorial evidence and other means of communicating.

All communication and therapeutic interventions are focused on promoting the individual’s ‘activities of choice,’ while de-escalating any anxiety or stressful situations that may arise.