Outreach Service

Rathbone Outreach Service

Rathbone began providing outreach support in Lambeth in 1990.  We now support over 80 people, or ‘service users’. The main aim of the service is to maintain the independence of individual people with learning disabilities so that they can remain living in the community and not need to move into in a care home or supported living.

The service provides trained learning disability support workers who offer support with targeted interventions and support based on individual needs.  Support workers receive specialist training in working with all aspects of learning disability support.

The people using the service have a wide variety of needs.  Some may only need a couple of visits each week to ‘check-up’ on their welfare and offer advice and support.  Others may need daily visits to maintain their health and wellbeing.  Some people we work with may have elderly carers and we offer support to ensure the person can access their local community and take part in meaningful activities.

The Outreach Service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission.  They inspect care services on a regular basis and provide a report on their findings.  Sometimes, they will make recommendations which need to be implemented.  Rathbone’s Outreach service is currently rated as ‘GOOD’. You can see our most recent report here.

Support Work

We regularly have vacancies for Outreach Support Workers, click here to check our current opportunities.

This project is funded through contract with Lambeth Council.  Click on the image below to find out more.

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 020 8766 9280 g.harvey@rathbonesociety.org.uk