Sense Practice Development

Working across our Sense services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Sense Practice Development team consists of experienced and qualified Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Practice Advisors, Behaviour Support Advisors and Care Act Assessors.

The team offers support to people using Sense services, and the staff who support them and works across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

They carry out functional assessments that take a holistic and person-centred approach. Working alongside each individual, and their support team, they encourage everyone to actively engage with the process.

The aim is to enhance each person's quality of life through promotion of independence and by offering opportunities for individuals to make choices about their lives, and to develop and maintain relationships with others.

Sense Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Practice Advisors

At Sense, the MSI Practice Advisor role involves undertaking assessments for people who are deafblind and those with complex communication needs, who use Sense services.

Specifically, Sense MSI Practice Advisors provide:

  • Functional assessments of communication, the use of vision, hearing, touch and mobility and orientation.
  • Advice on environmental adaptations.
  • Training to facilitate Person-centred Reviews and advise and support on sexuality and relationships.
  • Bespoke training and mentoring to reflect the needs of individuals using Sense services, and Sense staff teams.

Sense Behaviour Support Advisors

Sense Behaviour Support Advisors provide:

  • Support and advice to staff working in Sense services on issues relating to Positive Behaviour Support.
  • Carry out in-depth behaviour analysis and feed into Positive Behaviour Support plans, providing bespoke training to staff teams, if necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with external professionals from community teams, such as learning disability nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists, to ensure support is consistent and has the best outcome for individuals using a Sense service.

Sense Care Act Assessors

Our experienced Sense Care Act Assessors are qualified to Level 5 and can carry out complex assessments.

Working on a referral basis, they provide a high quality assessment and report for individuals with complex communication needs, including those who are deafblind/multi-sensory impaired.

Sense Care Act assessments are available to people who are not using a Sense service and are usually commissioned by the person's local authority.

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