Autism Service

Autism Service

Autism Service

At Gella Care we support people with Mental Health needs who may also have a dual diagnosis of Autism or a mild Learning Disability. People we support are supported to understand their diagnosis and develop coping strategies to manage their anxieties, which reduce the frequency and severity of challenging behaviours. We understand that everyone is an individual and their needs may vary, but whatever the persons situation or however complex their needs are we will encourage, support and motivate them to achieve their optimum level of independence. Our knowledge and experience over years in supporting people on the spectrum allows us to provide individualised services that enable greater independence and enhanced quality of life. Support given is flexible and designed with you to meet your needs and assist you to achieve your goals. Whether its assistance to help you coordinate your supports or specific individualised intervention to help you better manage a situation, we can help.

Positive Behavioural Support

Our staff have been trained on using positive behavioural support plans (PBS). This is a person-centred approach to people with a learning disability who may be at risk of displaying challenging behaviours. We tailor our support based on the information we have collected about an individual. We construct our intervention from that information.

Support Structure

  • Improving communication, anxiety management, overcoming restrictive routines
  • Life skills
  • Support with social isolation and social skills training
  • Staying safe
  • Good nutrition and hydration
  • Managing money
  • Behaviour management using positive behavioural support plans
  • Forming and Maintaining Relationships
  • Introducing and maintaining structure and routine, provide respite accommodation, benefits, tackle hate crime and bullying, reduce offending rates
  • Understanding Autism cues and how to respond to them
  • Anxiety management and graded exposure work
  • Resilience People are more likely to maintain high levels of wellbeing and protect their mental health if they are resilient.
  • Supporting those waiting for a diagnosis and after a new diagnosis is given

Different needs carter for different support. Our service will meet your needs whether you require support on a 1:1 basis, and some people have a mix of 1:1 support during some sessions, and 2:1 or 3:1 support during other sessions.

Gella Care Services is about responding to your needs your way. So don’t be afraid to get in touch – let’s have a chat about what you’re looking for!

When we meet an autistic person, we know that by listening to them and their friends and family, we will increase our understanding of how to support them. This helps us build an Autism Profile with each person. We encourage people to gain self-awareness and increased understanding of their Autism. This enables us to provide the support which makes the most of the gifts and skills their Autism can bring, as well as seeking to reduce the difficulties each person will face.

Our aim is to ensure a real sense of wellbeing and self-worth. We encourage and motivate each person to feel good about themselves. We support people to gain confidence and do the things that are important to them and ultimately to lead happy and fulfilled lives. We ensure that each person has a transition plan which includes pre-visits, personal information booklets, photo’s, maps, timetables, social stories and schedules to ensure everyone feels welcome as well as comfortable

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Autism Friendly Interventions

  • Giving structure to a meaningful day – meaningful to the individual.
  • Offering visual support to aid communication.
  • Social stories to gain a perspective on how other people think.
  • Regular exercise as part of a positive predictable routine.
  • Support for sensory processing differences and difficulties.

Each person discusses their likes, interests, goals and aspirations with their Key Worker. These could include starting a college course, having a job, wanting to cook or just having the confidence to go to the shops.

Staff support people towards achieving their goals. This may require social stories, education on social norms, understanding body language and facial expressions.

  • Accessing college courses.
  • Independent living.
  • Support to find a meaningful job.
  • Self-care.
  • Budgeting.
  • Food preparation.
  • Shopping.

Meeting Complex Needs

  • Are stepping down from a forensic/secure, hospital or prison environment
  • Have a personality disorder
  • Are subject to a CTO (Community Treatment Order), DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) and section 117 aftercare
  • Are subject to MAPPA (Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangement)
  • Have Mental Health needs, Autism or a mild Learning Disability We can provide support with:
  • Social and recreational needs
  • Vocational retraining
  • Personal budget and finance management
  • Travel training
  • Skills development and re-enablement
  • Personal and health care needs
  • Building links with friends, family and the community
  • Household task
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Regulated Activity

This is service is run and managed by Gella Care Services Ltd in Bedfordshire. We are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for personal care.

Referral Process

Can you please provide us with an up-to-date risk assessment, needs assessment, care plan, OT assessment if it is available? Any other supporting documents which can be useful

Run and managed by Gella Care Services Ltd in Bedfordshire

Other Services

Gella Care Services promotes real inclusion for people with Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Mental Health conditions. We support our residents to actively engage with local facilities. We work with clients from 16 years to Adult age.

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Mental Health Service

We tailor our support based on the information we have collected about an individual.
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Outreach Services

Designed for people who need fewer than 30 hours support a week.

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Outreach Services

Most people we support live in their own home. This is called supported living.