One of the ways that Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust helps its staff to maintain their health and wellbeing is by providing activities for staff to get involved in, and also by informing them of a variety of methods that can improve their fitness. This overview offers a summary of the type of activities on offer there.
Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is a learning disability Trust which since 2002 has implemented several vocational training packages around learning disabilities and also literacy and numeracy, in order to help staff improve the quality of service delivery, and also to assist staff in progressing along the NHS Careers Framework. As a result 51 members of staff have been promoted by at least one band, with 29 even going on to undertake nurse training.
Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to the health and wellbeing of its employees. As such it has devised an Engagement and Wellbeing strategy to communicate to staff the large number of initiatives available. This has led to a wide range of benefits for the Trust and staff alike. For example reduced sickness absence, improved engagement and better stress awareness.
The ‘Keeping me safe and well’ (KMSAW) screen is a risk assessment tool, for service users with learning disabilities. It was developed as part of a human rights healthcare project at Mersey Care NHS Trust, and subsequently picked up by Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, who ran an in-house, six month pilot with 5 service users. Staff and service users alike have benefited from use of this screen which has promoted inclusive practice in risk management.
A pilot staff training programme was launched in 2010 by Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It was made up of autism-specific interventions and was targeted at a core ward team supporting several men with autism.