Stephen has Autism, and has a history of displaying behaviour that challenges. Living at home with his parents and 2 siblings, his family were able to manage Stephen’s behaviour by implementing Positive Behavioural Support. When Stephen left the family to go to School his behaviour deteriorated and he was sent to a hospital, which has now become his permanent home. Stephen has now been moved to a less secure hospital within a closer proximity to his family home. His parents are continuing to work closly with Mencap to try and realise their dream of bringing Stephen out of full time Hospital care and back living with his family and as a part of his community.
Produced by "Imaginarium Seed" and "Skills for Care" in support of the "Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Program”, the film looks at the different outcomes when implementing either Positive Behavioural Support or the use of restrictive methods when supporting adults who can display behaviour that challenges.
For more Information please use the following links:
Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Program
Skills For Care
Music by Tony Anderson.