ACL offers Residential and Supported Housing Units in Folkestone, Kent, South East England. We provide a wide range of services in a supportive and empowering environment. We offer individuals the opportunity to enhance their life skills and build on these to be able to lead an active life in the community.
Our person centred care and support plans encourage individuals to choose areas of interest that will promote positive mental health and an all round feeling of well being. Wherever possible, social and community integration is promoted – our team works pro-actively, supporting access to local leisure and recreational facilities, local or regional events and further education courses. ACL focuses on goal setting and promotes outcome-based rehabilitation scheme.
While we are able to accommodate people with a wide range of mental health diagnoses, we have particular expertise in supporting individuals with a forensic background. We believe that people with a more complex history have not always had a chance to have their voice heard, or received high quality of person centred support. Often they have not had the opportunity for many years to live in the community.
What we do
Our aim is to preserve the independence of the individual client, but for key-worker, support workers, management and the Company as a whole to be on hand to help and advise whenever this is sought or required.
We endeavour to create a secure family type environment and a feeling of security with an atmosphere where, whatever the weather or world situation, our clients will be happy and content.
To try to instil a feeling that the client’s accommodation, their bedroom, lounge and areas all over the Home, is indeed their home and that they can take decisions about their daily life wherever possible.
We put maximum emphasis in enabling clients to manage their own lives to the greatest attainable extent. Normal daily routines will be encouraged, promoting participation whenever possible. In this way, our client’s independence and individuality can be fostered, allowing choice, autonomy and participation.
We have successfully enabled many of our clients to move on from 24-hour residential care to supported housing, some of whom have then gone on to live independently.