Throughout our website, we reference a lot of approaches and terms which may not be something that you have heard of before. For this reason, we’ve developed this A-Z of social care to provide explanations of various terms and concepts across the site.
If there is a term you would like explained, please email our webmaster.
We can provide rehabilitation and support to you if you have an acquired brain injury – whether you have had the condition from early childhood, or have acquired it later in life, through an accident or illness.Read more
United Response pioneered the active support approach, which is fundamental to the way we provide effective, person centred support. It is a way of providing assistance to people that focuses on making sure they are engaged and participating in all areas of their life.Read more
We support many people who are on the autistic spectrum – some are able to live independent lives with a small amount of support while others require specialist full-time support.Read more
We support people who display challenging behaviour, understanding the reasons why and when it occurs, reducing the risk of it happening, and responding to effectively it when it happens.Read more
Effective communication a process of exchanging and understanding information and is the key to building relationships, getting needs fulfilled, sharing instructions and expressing choices.Read more
The surrounding neighbourhood and community can play a part in an individual and how you support them. We work with disabled people and their communities to get the out and about.Read more
Although we support people across the whole range of learning disabilities, we have particular expertise in supporting people with more complex needs – including people who other agencies have not been able to support. We have a strong track record in supporting people to move on and to enjoy a better quality of life.Read more
We support people with dementia to live as happily and independently as possible, while helping them stay connected to the people and activities that they care about.Read more
United Response provides a range of housing services. If you have a disability, we know how difficult it can be to find a home that meets your needs - and that’s why supporting people to find the right housing is such an important part of what we do.Read more
Intensive interaction helps our support workers focus on the needs of those who are often described as being non-verbal or who have no effective means of communicating with others.Read more