Dimensions Activate – Methodology

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Activate is how Dimensions will support people in future.

The new approach is focused on improving the quality of social care provided in a personalised way. There are several components to the model:

Support is co-produced and designed in partnership with the people who are being supported, their families, and their support teams.

We set challenging goals in the eight key areas known to affect a person’s quality of life (we call these domains).

Support teams then help people to achieve their goals using two techniques: Active Support, and Positive Behaviour Support.

Periodic Service Reviews are a formal tool we use to set standards, monitor progress, and provide performance feedback. They help determine if the people we support are achieving the outcomes they want to.

The Periodic Service Review provides the evidence base for continuous improvement.

The new model will require extensive retraining of all Dimensions support teams, which will get underway shortly.

Dimensions Activate

Dimensions Activate experimental outcomes 

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Our Activate support model has won the 2015 Innovative Quality Outcomes Award.