Achieving what you ask for by Dorothy Jarvis-Lee
Recently we have seen how incredibly positive outcomes can be by working together as a unified team of committed people. We have also been shown how difficult it is to reach goals when there is a poor understanding, communication and lack of agreement about what needs to be achieved.
The rescue of the young people in Thailand from a deep, dark cave has been inspiring. It combined careful assessment of what was needed, meticulous and detailed planning with positive professional behaviour and skilful enabling.
These are the same tools that inspire ubu to help the vulnerable people in our care reach the level of independence they dream of. We are committed to helping them celebrate their achievements and ensuring that they have the best resources available in place to meet their needs and help them reach the next stage in their journey.
By observing with compassion, listening with an open mind and engaging effectively and honestly, the people ubu supports are enabled each and every day to succeed in achieving realistic goals. Those successes might sometimes seem small but they are never insignificant because by being enabled to reach greater independence than they had yesterday, each person can make huge steps towards achieving the kind of life they dream of.
We work together as a team to ensure that the people we serve can transform their lives using the specific and tailored skills they are being taught and mentored in. Some of these tools can also help them to act on patterns of behaviour which can sometimes restrict them.
When we understand how a negative attitude, action or approach can disable and dis-empower an individual we have a first step to transforming a persons life. Through c