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Danshell Learning Disability and Autism Services 

Danshell supports and cares for adults living with a learning disability or autism in specialist hospitals and residential services. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments. We support individuals with a learning disability, who are on the autistic spectrum or have mental or physical ill health. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put service users at the centre of everything we do.

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Jenny’s* Journey


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Jenny* is a young lady with a diagnosis of mild learning disabilities who will shortly be moving in to Thistle Care Home. We would like to share her story with you on how she has been able to move along her care pathway.

Jenny* initially came to a Danshell assessment and treatment service 11 years ago. When she first arrived at the hospital she required a lot of support from staff. The staff worked with Jenny* to develop care plans and an activity timetable that suited her abilities and need. After some support from the staff and clinical team, Jenny* was able to communicate more effectively with staff to let them know what helped the most with her complex behaviours, and also what she liked and disliked.

Over the years, with the right support, Jenny* has grown in self-esteem and confidence. Jenny* is a big advocate for service user rights and has now become the chair person for the service user forum.

Jenny* continues to improve on a daily basis and now has a big input to her day to day care and her overall pathway. She is very proud of how far she has come and is looking forward to continuing her journey to independence in Thistle Care Home.