Positive Behaviour Support

Improving quality of life and reducing behaviour that challenges

Research tells us that most behaviours described as challenging are learned.

At Dimensions we use Positive Behaviour Support to help people improve their quality of life, reduce challenging behaviour, and eliminate restraint as a management strategy.

Beth’s Positive Behaviour Support team helped her overcome anxiety and volunteer at her local farm

Our Behaviour Support team focuses on developing person-centred strategies that help people to lead full lives in the community and avoid more costly interventions.

Our approach combines years of experience with best practice in the field, including NICE guidance and the PBS Competence Framework.

We work closely with relatives and support teams, providing hands on training to ensure they have the skills they need to implement a person’s behaviour support programme.

In addition to standard trigger reduction strategies, we have worked hard to develop more technical strategies aimed at teaching people new skills.

Teaching people the skills they need to live the life they want

Our Consultant Behaviour Analysts are trained in sophisticated behavioural skills-teaching techniques. They teach the person what to do when they encounter a trigger for their challenging behaviour.

This approach adds to a person’s skills set and increases their independence. It is the best way to bring about long-term positive changes in behaviour. And it leads to cost savings through a reduction in staffing levels.

We know that people can learn positive alternatives to challenging behaviour, communicating more effectively and leading happier lives.

To find out more about our services for people with challenging behaviour in your area, use ‘Find local services’ at the top of the page.