How we train our staff to support you

Through involving you in choosing your support workers and using values-based recruitment we ensure you are supported by well-trained staff who understand you and your autism.

We have an autism learning and development pathway and all staff, regardless of their role, receive autism awareness training.

Support workers and managers receive various advanced levels of training tailored to the needs of the people they support. This includes positive behavioural support for all support workers through to a level 3 diploma in autism for those providing specialist autism care and support.

Our support to autistic people follows good practice principles and our support teams have oversight and support from:

  • Our experienced managers and peers – through our autism information hub
  • Our autism professionals group – a forum for sharing best practice and reviewing outcomes
  • National Autistic Society – accessing specialist training and support throughout the autism accreditation process

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Opening times during the festive period
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Opening times during the festive period

We're here to support you during the festive period. If you're looking for care and support during the Christmas season you can do so by contacting our friendly enquiry team on 0800 0353 776 or email referrals@voyagecare.com. You can...

Helping you after your child’s autism diagnosis
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Helping you after your child’s autism diagnosis

The arrival of a baby brings happiness to families, watching their movements and observing their milestones is very exciting. Over the first few months, babies become interested in moving objects, smile at their mother’s voice, develop a social smile,...

Our commitment to the STOMP pledge
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Our commitment to the STOMP pledge

Voyage Care is committed to the STOMP pledge, a national campaign to stop the over-use of psychotropic medication to manage people’s behaviour.  It is estimated that on an average day in England, between 30,000 and 35,000 people with a learning...

Autism support
Autism support

Andrew’s living a better life, thanks to Mannering Avenue

Andrew, who we support in Scotland, was previously supported by another...

Autism support
Autism support

Our son, Bobby

Our son Bobby aged 29, moved into a Voyage Care residential home in...

Autism support
Autism support

Stephen’s adventurous day out

About Stephen Stephen is a 23 year old gentleman with a severe...

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Huddle! Autumn 2018
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Huddle! Autumn 2018

Welcome to the 2018 autumn edition of huddle! Along with our usual magazine, we have the exclusive Voyage Excellence Award's special included in every issue! We would love to know what you think - email your thoughts and ideas to communications@voyagecare.com...

“…in school I was always told to get a career, gain a trade etc.”
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“…in school I was always told to get a career, gain a trade etc.”

As part of International Men’s Day, we caught up with Simon Evans, Operations Manager to discuss his career journey, working in health and social care as a male. Simon had his first brush in the sector when he began work experience at a local cottage...

Transforming Care: achieving positive outcomes
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Transforming Care: achieving positive outcomes

In October 2015, a national plan, Building the Right Support, was published to transform health and care services. It identified that too many autistic people and those with learning disabilities are still getting stuck in institutional care, such as long-stay...

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