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Challenging Behaviour

What is challenging behaviour and how do Danshell support individuals through positive behaviour support? 

Challenging behaviour is, technically, behaviour that challenges services. Typically these include self-injurious behaviour, verbal and physical aggression, inappropriate sexual behaviour and destructiveness. It can have a variety of causes including biological (such as pain or medication), environmental causes (noise or change in the environment), psychiatric (mental disorder), psychological (anxiety or apprehension) or social (unwanted attention or demands). For most people with learning disabilities it is a way of communicating their feelings when they have compromised language skills.

In Danshell we use Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) to engage people in sociable tasks and skills so that any possible challenging behaviour is minimised as people do things they enjoy and do not need to communicate any discomfort or unhappiness. If there are problems we first investigate any physical or mental health issues that can cause challenging behaviour. After these procedures, we analyse the difficulty to understand what the person is trying to tell us. We then find ways of solving the communication in a sociable way so that the person does not need to display challenging behaviour. All staff are trained in PBS upon induction which is an underlying approach for the whole organisation.

Danshell support individuals living with learning disabilities and behaviours that can be perceived as challenging. 

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Please use the "HOSPITAL", "RESIDENTIAL" and "RESIDENTIAL+NURSING" filters (when available) to aid your selection.

Our Care Provision For Challenging Behaviours

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    Bostall Heath, Knee Hill Road, Abbey Wood, London, SE2 0AT.
    T: 020 8319 7954

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    93 Kneeton Road, East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8PJ.
    T: 01949 829378

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    Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland,NE46 4JR.
    T: 01434 600980

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    8 Walton Road, Kirby-le-Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 0DU.
    T: 01255 853930

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    2-4 Ellen Street, Dundee, Angus, DD1 2QH.
    T: 01382 200548

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    18 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 9LN.
    T: 01325 252002

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    59 Hutton Ave, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS26 9PW
    T:01429 224442

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    Hurworth Road, Neasham, Darlington, County Durham, DL2 1PE.
    T: 01325 721951

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    Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR.
    T: 01434 600684

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    3 Old Leigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, SS9 1LB
    T: 01702 711111

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    Leewood Road, Dunblane, Perthshire. FK15 0DR.
    T: 01786 823694

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    122 Woodland Road, Darlington, County Durham. DL3 9LP.
    T: 01325 243788

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    Station Road, Thorrington, Essex, CO7 8JA.
    T: 01206 250676

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    60 Etherley Lane, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7QZ.
    T: 01388 602920

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    Brightlingsea Road,Thorrington, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8JJ.
    T 01206 306166

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    13 Toller Road, Stoneygate, Leicester, LE2 3HP.
    T: 0116 270 3118

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    38 Carlisle Road, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway. DG11 2DS.
    T: 01576 204676

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    30/31 Victoria Embankment, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5JR.
    T: 01325 244960

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    Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton, Birmingham, B38 9ET.
    T: 0121 458 2263

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    Whorlton Village, County Durham, DL12 8XQ.
    T: 01833 627278

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    229 Portland Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8LS.
    T: 0121 420 0210

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    12 The Street, Kirby-Le-Soken, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 0EE.
    T 01255 850990

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