What does this service do?
Pursuing Independent Paths supports adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. Personal Independent Paths ethos is to promote better choice and control and independent living through person-centred planning and accredited training opportunities.
Travel training to help individuals access public transport on individual journeys, including:
• Awareness and understanding of road safety
• Learning and practicing individual steps in a journey
• Recognising signage
• Increased confidence
• Greater access to community resources
• Greater participation and visibility in the community
Who is this service available to?
Personal Independent Paths works with individuals diagnosed with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities aged 18 years and over. Personal Independent Paths also works with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health issues.
How do you access this service?
The services advertised by Personal Independent Paths are available using your Personal Budgets. Personal Independent Paths has funding to work with individuals from Westminster without requiring a personal budget contribution.
Personal Independent Paths will accept referrals from anyone including professionals, families, carers, and individuals. To apply, the referee can contact Personal Independent Paths directly using the contact details provided. They will be given a Personal Independent Paths referral form and an answer to their queries. Upon completion, the referral form will be reviewed and the customer will be called in for a face-to-face meeting. This may take place at Personal Independent Paths W9 but usually takes place at the customer place of residence.
The face-to-face meeting is necessary to gather more information and establish whether Personal Independent Paths is the right service to meet the individual’s needs, wishes and circumstances. Following this meeting and depending on the outcome of the meeting the customer will undertake a trial session, after which, if successful, travel training will commence.
How do we ensure the quality of this service?
Personal Independent Paths services are not externally regulated but rather follow a series of internal procedures and protocols. This includes:
• Contract monitoring by the local authority
• A personalised scoring and action planning system ensures customers are progressing and any issues that arise are dealt with.
• An annual ‘Student Survey’ for quality assurance and development purposes.
Personal Independent Paths release an annual Student Survey for customers to participate in and give their feedback.