Synolos has a team of specialist support staff trained to provide 1:1 support for Autistic young people who may have become disengaged with other support services. Destination 1 is able to provide bespoke 1:1 outreach support to support the young person in a range of ways
- Signposting to other supportive organisations
- In-house professionals to provide continual support training to outreach staff
Ability to create and implement Positive Support Plans and Zones of Regulation individualised plans
- Develop individualised plans to meet the aspirations of the young person, and use a range of tools and resources to help achieve these goals. Tools and resources might include visual timetables or access and support to self-development tools.
Our outreach support workers will learn and understand the history of the young person and identify current challenges and alternative means of support by working alongside the young person, their families and other supporting professionals.
Destination 1 is the ideal starting point for young people living with Autism who have disengaged from the outside world and finding it personally challenging to communicate with external support professionals or agencies.
What Destination 1 cannot offer
- Personal care and hygiene. This includes, but is not limited to going to and being supervised in the toilet. We can encourage young people to brush their teeth and take a bath at home, but we are not authorised to prompt or supervise these activities due to Government legislation.
- We cannot support with the administration or supervision of controlled medication*
- We cannot directly support an individual with control over their personal finances
- We can promote a healthy diet and provide nutritional advice, but we are not able to supervise mealtimes, dictate specialised diets or feed young people if they are unable to do this independently.
*In limited circumstances we may be able to offer support of controlled medication through Shared care protocols. Regrettably, at this point are unable to provide the support that involves invasive practices including PEG feeding or catheters.
**We provide our YP’s generic courses on money management and will timetable regular activities from CAB, job centres and local banks throughout Destination 2. We are able to support families with PIP and universal credit advice within our working capacity. We can also signpost to other organisations tailored to help with this support in the event that we have no capacity.