Charity Aims and Objectives

To address some of the issues of social exclusion experienced by people who have organic LD/LD.  Promote social inclusion by working with people in their local communities, of Allerdale/Copeland.

To promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded, and assisting them to integrate into society.

To create opportunities in life and work skills

To widen participation and social networks, to enable people with LD/LD to have full and positive access to mainstream society

We seek to support disadvantaged individuals to develop skills which can be transferable to other areas in their lives.

We seek to support individuals to develop strategies to reduce loneliness.

Support them to identify any lack of life skills that could create social isolation, in order that they develop self-worth, and confidence.

Support individuals to aspire, to achieve, and to contribute within their local communities.

Support individuals to recognise poor, and good social support services, and help them to be at the centre of legislation, to enable positive change within those poor support services.

Work with, and support individuals, and their services, to help identify, and rectify non-interventions. Those that happen at crucial times, where early intervention may help to avoid, and avert any future problematic issues.

Support individuals to make informed choices with sufficient recognition of the consequences of those choices, without false hope given.

Support the development, and counsel of positive relationships, and the related skills required for sustainable social/personal relationships.

Support individuals to nurture relationships armed with the skills and knowledge to make it a positive experience for both parties.

Support recognition given to service users’ image problems, and activities which relate to them that strive to inform, enhance, and build self-worth/positive image.

Support correct and consensual match ups in keyworker roles, with the individual given full-informed choice, at all the stages of the therapeutic relationship, of the personnel they would like in that role.

Support, and enable proactivity by keyworkers to enable individuals to feel safe, valued, and happy within their environments.

Support the emergence, and validity of person centred plan meetings.

Continue to develop, nurture, and support the drop in facility over the duration of time, taking this out to other venues such as libraries, to widen awareness and access.

Bring people together.

Identify barriers through discussion.

Share experiences of each individual.

Highlight common denominators which impact on progression.

Explore the history of any services accessed, and existing services.

Look at strategies for progression.

Identify the skills required for this progression.

Participate in activities relevant to the individual’s progression routes.

Build in recording and monitoring procedures.