The person centred support DVD and accompanying suite of booklets is a ground-breaking training resource developed in partnership with The Tizard Centre at the University of Kent.

The video provides real-life examples - accompanied by expert commentary - that highlight the subtleties of these techniques in action, and explains how to implement them in a way that maximises participation and choices for people with disabilities.

“We use the DVD as part of our team resources for colleagues and support staff. The visual and natural presentation is so much easier for people to understand! Beena Patrulei, Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities

This resource consists of a comprehensive DVD with 2 hours and 22 minutes footage illustrating the most effective methods of delivering person centred support. The DVD is further enhanced by a suite of best practice booklets that provide the theoretical background to the approaches demonstrated within the DVD.

The DVD features a number of people supported by United Response and illustrates how using person centred active support can promote social inclusion, independence and control for people with a range of complex and profound disabilities.

This is an invaluable resource for professionals across the sector providing an opportunity to learn the latest best practice insights from industry-leading experts.

The content illustrates five main aspects of person centred action:

‘Promoting Person-Centred Support and Positive Outcomes for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ has been developed by the Tizard Centre and United Response, working with Frameworks for Change and funded by the NIHR School for Social Care. United Response is spn and distribution to ensure it is accessible to as wide an audience as possible.

Preview the DVD

View a clip from the DVD of Tom and Robert being supported on their paper round:

 To see more clips, visit the Person Centred Support YouTube channel.


“Very good... It will be useful for training staff.” Belinda Robinson, Head of Practice Development and Assurance.

“The DVD is really going to help me to change people’s lives.” Karen Sharpe, Challenging Behaviour Specialist Nurse

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