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Praxis

Mission Statement

Providing excellence and innovation in care and support to vulnerable children and adults affected by mental ill health, learning disability, acquired brain injury and dementia.

Background/History

Praxis Care, registered as a charity in 1983, is a major provider of services for adults and children with a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury and for older people, including people with dementia. Praxis currently holds the Investor in People Award and BSI ISO 9001:2008

Services Provided

Praxis Care provides supported living services for service users across the following environments:

  • Residential and Nursing homes
  • Accommodation based schemes, with 24 hour support, where service users are tenants within their own accommodation
  • Floating support for service users living within their own homes within the community
  • Short breaks (respite)
  • Activity based schemes for Young People with a Learning Disability
  • Outreach Support for Young People with a Learning Disability
  • Domiciliary Care
  • Volunteer befriending
  • Counselling
  • Carer advocacy

Mental Health

Praxis Care provides a range of supported living services to people experiencing mental ill health. Praxis Care also provides home response domiciliary care, and a day activity / drop-in and "out of hours" service that offers individuals with mental ill health and related complex needs help in the planning and management of their own social routines. A volunteer befriending scheme helps to reduce isolation and improves the wellbeing of people with mental health difficulties.

Dementia

Praxis Care provides supported living services for older people, including people with dementia. The model of support enables people to maintain their independence within the living environment of their choice as well as supporting family and primary care givers. Learning Disability Praxis Care assists adults and children with a learning disability or acquired brain injury to live in appropriate community settings, through offering a holistic range of care and diversional activity. Praxis specialises in services for adults and children who have complex needs, including challenging behaviours, which could not normally be met outside a hospital or institutional setting. These services include a range of residential and supported living schemes and the provision of work and training opportunities.

Other Services Provided

The Northern Ireland Agoraphobia and Anxiety Society Although a separate charity in its own right, receives management and support services from Praxis Care. NIAAS provides counselling and support to people suffering from agoraphobia and anxiety. It has a telephone help-line and a network of local self-help groups

Eligibility Criteria

Within Birmingham, the majority of service users would be referred through a single point of referral or by the personal budget holder.

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Partner Organisations

We are committed to working in partnership with other organisations in order to improve our services and to improve the wider mental health sector. We are part of the Strategic Network for Mental Health which is a unique alliance of four medium-sized organisations that have agreed to work as partners, share their experience and resources, and build on their common philosophy and purpose for the benefit of mental health service users across the country.

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