Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is a framework to help understand a person’s behaviour, and then use that knowledge to improve the person’s quality of life and decrease behaviours that challenge for people with learning disabilities and/or autism.
For a second year, The PBS festival aims to help the professionals in this sector to think differently, in a very different space. Sometimes people need a change of scenery, a change to the senses and a creative space to try and work through some big questions such as; how do we enable change? How do we design safe quality services? How do we improve quality of life? How do we work together? How do we embed change in practice? The festival experience encourages people to enjoy beautiful natural venues, great food, new people, new experiences combined with expert academics and professionals to guide you through an opportunity to think about these big questions in PBS and social care and take action.
The only PBS festival in the country features boasts 4 ‘stages’ for thinking, a ‘think hut’, conversation street, ‘Talking Tent’ and a ‘Skills Tent’ in addition to enjoying the great outdoors with a Gnome hunt, Archery, Tia Chi and demonstrations on how Virtual Reality and Green screens can aid support methods.
Active Prospects will be heavily involved in the festival to support the activities. The Pro-Active Community will be presenting at the festival and taking part in some exciting work to promote their voice.
The festival is funded by a network of providers including, Dimensions, Active Prospects, CMG, Avenues, Blue Ribbon, Pathway for Care and PBS4 along with special education needs ‘[The] Loddon School’ and the leadership organisation for education, training and workforce development, Health Education England.
We hope you can join us in the field, 9am on 20th September at Marwell Activity Centre, Hurst Lane, Owslebury, Winchester SO21 1EZ.
Visit the website for more information www.thepbsfestival.co.uk