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ubu's Lincolnshire Echo Article

22nd April 2014

uStep support model for helping Lincoln's most vulnerable adults extended

Health and social care provider ubu has extended its uStep support model for helping Lincoln’s most vulnerable adults to live a more independent lifestyle.

ubu has been working with vulnerable adults for more than 30 years and cares for over 500 people across the North of England and East Midlands.

Its ethos is that people should be treated as they would like to be, rather than as they are, so that they can become what they can be.

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney MP, co-opened the support in Lincoln with the Mayor, Councillor Patrick Vaughan and said uStep support model was an excellent support for vulnerable adults.

“It is very important that society recognises the needs of vulnerable adults to lead independent lives,” he said.

“uStep is very important on a number of levels. It allows people independence and freedom, they are not totally isolated as they have support from ubu, and other people close at hand, whilst being encouraged to reduce their reliance on care by setting goals.”

“Everyone wants to be able to make their own life choices and set their own goals and the customers here will be able to do that through independent living, yet with the right level of support they need,” he added.

Dorothy Jarvis-Lee chief executive from ubu said that the organisation had worked closely with Lincoln City Council to deliver the right kind of care it needed and said that the uStep model offers specialised enablement support

“We already have 13 services within the area when Lincoln told us they wanted to be able to offer the uStep specialised support service to vulnerable young people and adults in the city,” she said.

“Centrally located it provides specialised tailored supports to people with very different needs. All our uStep services are designed with the consumer at the centre.

“As they develop their personal skills and achieve their goals, their support changes so that over time they gain greater independent and become more integrated into society therefore a valuable premium to them and for society,” she added.

Read the full article here: http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/uStep-support-model-helping-Lincoln-s-vulnerable/story-20993686-detail/story.html#ixzz2zhpLKmbi

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