Really Flexible Care is a unique organisation specialising in providing a high standard of individualised care for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities and/or behaviours that challenge.
We provide flexible care tailored to the individual that is responsive to their changing needs. We promote independence by putting the person’s choices at the centre of their care.
The involvement of the individuals circle of support (family and friends) in their care pathway is valued by Really Flexible Care and we will offer an independent advocate where needed.
All of our accommodation is comfortable and well equipped. Situated in a variety of locations, our homes offer individuals the opportunity to personalise their own environment to suit their own taste.
Thanks to our flexible approach to care provision we are able to tailor our packages to meet the needs of the individual and those involved in their care. We work closely with an individuals’ complete circle of support (including parents, carers, social workers, local authorities etc.) to ensure needs are met across the board.
We provide day care as well as respite, our facilities are not restricted to individuals requiring overnight support. We are happy to design packages for individuals who require support during the day only or as well as at night, to ensure that their needs can be met around the clock.
The primary aim of the service is to meet and then exceed the needs and expectations of our service users and provide a safe and comfortable environment for them to live in.
The adults living within the service will have a diagnosis of Learning Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and may present with behaviours which will challenge those around them. We will identify and manage any risks to create positive progress for individuals in our care.
We pride ourselves in our ability to meet the unique needs of each person; we work in partnership with them, their families and other relevant professionals, always adopting a person centred approach to highlight their specific needs and provide the appropriate care and support.
It is the aim of Really Flexible Care to ensure that the service users have the opportunity to be part of the community depending on their choices. It is the aim of the service to work with the local community to enable them to be receptive and understanding of the needs of the individuals that are supported by Really Flexible Care.
We will promote each person’s dignity and self-esteem by providing opportunities for continuous learning in all aspects of daily life. We will encourage people to make informed choices, take responsibility for their own lives and behaviour, and whilst we will risk assess as necessary, we will not be risk averse.
To ensure individuals changing needs are assessed and met Really Flexible Care will ensure that individuals access appropriate professionals and specialist support services.
Well trained and highly motivated staff and available 24 hrs a day and appropriate staffing ratios ensure effective support is available to all.
The organisation works in partnership with statutory and other independent agencies, such as the Care Quality Commission and the local authorities to protect vulnerable individuals from abuse. People that use Really Flexible Care have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, to be safe and receive quality care.
Please browse our various homes and services. Click on more information to see further images, location and CQC rating.
Penniston Barn is a restored and refurbished home set in gardens within a rural location near Tingrith, Bedfordshire. It offers a calm and tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is conducive and sensitive to supporting the diverse needs of our guests.
Woodland House is a home set in a rural location near Tingrith, Bedfordshire. It offers a calm and tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is conducive and sensitive to supporting the diverse needs of the people we support.
The Bungalow is a home set in mature gardens within a rural location near Tingrith, Bedfordshire. It offers a calm and tranquil environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and is conducive and sensitive to supporting the diverse needs of our residents.
St Georges House is a 5-bedded home, situated in the outskirts of Bedford. This is a specialist unit for adults with a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition, Mental health conditions.
Avon’s House is a 5-bedded home, situated in a small cul-de-sac in Bedfordshire . This is a specialist unit for adults with a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition, Severe Learning Disabilities and challenging needs, who require 24 hour staffing support.
Bromham House is a 4-bedded home, situated in the centre of a village called Bromham. This is a specialist unit for adults with a primary diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition, Mental health conditions.
The Garden Room is our main educational resource and provides a setting in which staff can work intensively with students to help them achieve optimal levels of communication, and complete specific courses in literacy, ICT and skills for independence.
Our Supported Living service is designed to provide a step up or down service for individuals making the transition between fully independent living and residential care. This helps to build or maintain an individuals level of independence whilst still providing the support, safety and security of a caring and knowledgeable staff team.
Supported Living is our model for providing accommodation and support to people who need regular and substantial support. We provide care for people who are no longer living with their family, or are moving on from a residential care setting.
Supported Living is an alternative to the traditional residential care option and provides more security, rights, choice and control to the individual. It is the stepping stone between residential care and independent living.
One of the most important elements of Supported Living is that each individual has their own tenancy. They rent their accommodation from a housing provider, generally the Housing Association. Supported living allows more freedom to make choices about their day-to-day life. Having their own tenancy provides opportunities to learn life skills such as budgeting, time management, cooking etc.
An important aspect of Supported Living is that people receive ‘support’ and not ‘care’. The difference is about empowering the individual to make decisions about their lives, making choices about what they do, where and when they do it, what they eat and how they decorate their rooms etc. All of the support is provided in a very caring way, so the ‘care’ element is not totally removed.
If required, individuals also get support to arrange their personal care or attend appointments. A key aspect is that the staff see themselves as supporting the individual in what they want and need rather than ‘caring’ in a more directive way.
As an organisation our sister company Care Ability own housing and would be supportive landlords. If required Really Flexible Care are registered to offer care and support in the individuals homes.
Really Flexible Care aim is to work with individuals, families and local authorities to provide unique packages to those individuals who have a Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or challenging behaviour.
Really Flexible Care believe that any individual whatever their needs should be able to live independently and thrive with the appropriate care package in their own homes.
Care Quality Commission and what they do.
To support to develop independence and a person’s positive self image in a safe environment.
To provide opportunity to develop social skills with staff, peers and members of the community.
To work in partnership with families, friends and other people important in their lives.
To maintain a warm, relaxed, safe and homely environment.
To empowering each individual to make positive choices regarding all aspects of their care, both at present and in the future.
To provide a wide range of meaningful activities both at home and in the community.