Archives: FAQs

The Future…will Jigsaw be offering supported living or residential services?

JigsawPlus’ Centre for Lifelong Learning serves as a hub for our Integrated Model for Lifelong Learning, Social Enterprises and Support Services designed to further our goals of providing facilities, resources and services for the education, integration and support of people into the local community, ultimately helping them gain more independence.

What is the staff training programme?

All staff have autism and behaviour analysis training working on the CABAS ranks that have been adapted for adult learners. All staff are trained in positive support, receive first aid training including epilepsy, the administration of medication and emergency medication. Some staff are also studying for the Masters in High Incidence Disabilities and Behaviour Analysis.

How is challenging behaviour managed?

JigsawPlus takes a person-centred approach and emphasises the use of positive reinforcement and proactive behavioural support strategies. Analysis takes place to identify and understand the function of each behaviour in order to teach new ‘replacement’ behaviours that serve the same function for the individual.

Can my son/daughter gain certifications at JigsawPlus?

We work with each of our learners to build a portfolio of skills gained showing clear pathways of development. With appropriate levels of support and oversight, some of our learners will go on to take certifications in areas that interest them. For example; one of our learners is accessing online food hygiene certification whilst another […]

What is the curriculum at JigsawPlus?

JigsawPlus creates individually tailored learning plans for each service user by drawing on appropriate and relevant topics from a comprehensive core ‘curriculum’ which incorporates: Key Skills; Independent Living Skills; Personal Development; Improving Wellbeing; Vocational Skills and Creative & Performing Arts. During our initial assessment, we take on board the needs and wishes of your son/daughter […]

How would the placement be funded?

JigsawPlus placements are funded through a range of streams: – EHCP: funding comes primarily from education but Social Care and/or Health may ‘top up’. Transport will be provided by Education. – Care Plan: funding comes from Social Care either through a Social Care Package or via your Direct Payments. No transport will be provided but […]

What is the referral process for JigsawPlus?

We accept referrals from parents, carers, Local Authorities, Health and Social Services. You can download a sample admissions process flow chart to see a general overview from our Admissions pages here on this website.

What additional expertise do you have at Jigsaw?

Across the School and JigsawPlus we have a number of BCBAs (Board Certified Behaviour Analysts). All of our staff work through rigorous training programmes and we have a number of certified behaviour analysts with the CABAS® Board working across the School and JigsawPlus. In addition we have regular visiting CABAS® consultants including senior behaviour analysts […]

Do you hold Open Mornings?

We hold regular open mornings for new potential parents. Please see our Admissions pages for more information and how to contact our Head of Admissions.