Our Fusion Model of Support
Our Fusion Model of Support is based on the concept of Person-Centred Active Support (PCAS) – a way of supporting people so that they are engaged in meaningful activity and relationships as active participants. And as a result, they exercise more control over their lives and experience greater levels of inclusion, independence and choice. Hft staff teams use the Fusion Model to support more than 2,500 people with learning disabilities nationally to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Providing person-centred support requires us to understand the people we support. This may seem obvious, but it is important to note that this understanding is not limited to knowing how to meet people’s assessed needs. Person-centred support requires an understanding of what is important to each individual, what their positive qualities are and what they want for their future.
This approach is becoming more widely used across the sector. Each of Hft’s 3,000+ support workers are trained in Person-Centred Active Support at induction to ensure that everyone understands this way of working right from the beginning of their career with us.
It’s what we do.
At the centre of our model, and because they are at the centre of everything we do, are the people we support. Surrounding them are eight segments that reflect all of the specialist skills that we believe are necessary to provide excellent support. These segments also include some of the ethical and moral considerations we take into account when providing services.
Surrounding these segments are three supporting themes: ‘care about’ runs through everything we do, ensuring we provide ‘quality’ services that are ‘continually improving’.