Active support is a way of providing assistance to people that focuses on making sure individuals are engaged and actively participating in all areas of their lives - from personal interactions to daily tasks - allowing people we support to be as independent as possible.

It also provides staff with the skills required to support individuals effectively.   

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The essential outcome of active support is individuals who are happy and engaged in meaningful activities and relationships. Our 12-page guide outlines the importance of this approach as part of person centred support via tips and case studies.

This guide describes why active support is fundamental for all the people we support. It details the essential components and strategies that must be in place to ensure support is well-organised, effective and truly meeting the needs of the individual.

Download our Active Support guide

We also have a booklet on how Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support work together.

Download our Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support booklet

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