As lockdown eases and venues begin reopening, our friends at Stay Up Late want all support providers to make sure the support they provide is flexible enough to support night-time fun.
We were excited to work with Stay Up Late to put together an advice sheet on staffing rotas. The advice sheet reveals the secrets to writing a flexible rota that enables people with learning disabilities to stay up late (if they want to) and, most importantly, to lead a life based around how they choose they want to live it.
Paul Barker, Choices General Manager (Brighton & Hove) at Grace Eyre, said:
“Living normal lives is about having the opportunity to go out when you want, go home when you want or go to bed when you want. Support workers working later gives the people we support more freedom, control and choices in their lives.”
The people who use our services want to be listened to and it shows how small changes can make a big impact.
Thank you to Paul Richards from Stay Up Late who wrote this inspiring article revealing the secrets to writing a #NoBedTimes rota, which is exactly what Rob, Chris and Agnes – some of our wonderful staff team – did.