The FX Project supports people aged 16 and over with profound, complex learning disabilities and medical needs, offering enjoyable and stimulating activities, access to leisure and opportunities to fulfill their potential.
FX offers a unique alternative to traditional services. Our experienced, well-established staff of trained support workers and qualified nurses are committed to putting the needs and wishes of young people first.
The FX Project is based in Preston city centre and makes use of all the community facilities available in the city and surrounding areas The project base is fully accessible and has three ‘Changing Places’ bathrooms which offer personal care facilities appropriate to the needs of the people who use the project.
Our flexible approach enables us to work with people as individuals, offering them relevant and enjoyable programmes of support that take into account their changing needs. We encourage everyone who comes to the project to build upon their individual ability. The FX Project works alongside young adults and their families when focusing on the transition from children’s to adult services.
The project strives to make a difference to the people it supports and aims to be outstanding in the support provided. We do this by:
- meeting individual needs whatever those support/medical needs may be
- being creative and flexible in the packages of support we offer to individuals
- listening to and respecting the views and wishes of those who come to the project and their families
Our experienced staff work closely with professionals from Social Services, Health Services and Professions Allied to Medicine to ensure the overall health and social care needs of each person who uses the project are met.
The project promotes total inclusion offering a range of activities for example:
- Accessible IT
- Interactive computer (for example Wii) games
- Arts and crafts
- Sensory drama sessions led by a qualified drama tutor
- Basic cooking skills
- Community participation
- Table top activities
- Sensory games
A fully accessible sensory room is available offering an opportunity to take ‘time out’ as well as to explore sensory stimulation.
Three fully accessible mini buses ensure access to the local community.
Referrals to FX can be made by a social worker, health commissioner or by yourself if you have an individual budget or are self-funding. Fees are calculated on assessment of individual need.