Dignity and Care and Complex Needs.
Through my work as Dignity In Care lead and supporting people with complex health needs. I support staff to ensure we have a zero tolerance to lack of dignity and that support staff have information, advice and support to improve standards of care. I also ensure that staff have a full understanding of what their role is in relation to promoting dignity in care and how to support individuals with complex needs. Ensuring they lead full and meaningful lives.
Paul is a Registered Nurse with well over 35yrs experience in working within Health & Social Care and Learning Disability services. During this time he held a number of key clinical and managerial positions and has, within these posts always aspired to the delivery of services that were centered around the people who used those services. In March 2016 he retired from the Director of Operations position and returned to Future Directions, on a part-time basis as the Training and Development Manager. He is also the line manager for the Positive Behavioral Support Lead.
Following completion of Diploma in Epilepsy Management I provide training for all staff working with people we support who have Epilepsy. The training I deliver follows Joint Epilepsy Council (JEC) guidelines and includes Epilepsy Awareness, the administration of rescue medications including Buccal Midazolam and Rectal Diazepam, Health and Safety Issues and Record Keeping. I provide accurate, up to date information and teach a procedure which is regarded as good practice.
It is my role to ensure the people we support lead the lives they choose. I work closely with individuals, families and support teams to enable people to reach their dreams, wishes and aspirations. I drive all aspects of the personalisation agenda as we continually strive to deliver a truly personalised service. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to change people’s lives.
Positive Behavioural Support Lead
Registered learning Disability Nurse and Social worker. Since 2001 worked in supporting people with learning disabilities and Mental Health needs and or complex and challenging behaviour as a Team Leader and Network Manager. Employment Lead, supporting people to find paid and voluntary work. Practice Educator/Mentor for social work and Nursing students. Assessor and Verifier. BSC Behaviour Analysis currently train staff on positive behaviour support.
Easy Read Producer
I am responsible for converting Future Directions CIC reading material in to easy read format, as well as website design and implementing updates. I also work with the admin team to produce documents such as One Page Profiles and designing Person Centred Plans.
Service Transition Manager
My role is to manage new business and work closely with the people supported and their Circles of Support to ensure a smooth and successful transition. I am a Registered Learning Disability Nurse and have management qualifications. I have worked with people with learning disabilities for over 30 years enabling them to have choice and control to live the lives they choose.
Over nine years experience of working within the health and social care field. Has worked with a wide range of supported individuals, including: children with disabilities, older people, and adults with mental health problems, physical disabilities and learning disabilities. Involved working in a personalised way to support people to receive and manage their Personal Budgets. Committed to personalisation and working in a person centred way to promote self-directed support.
As autism lead specialist my role includes developing and providing training on autistic spectrum conditions. Additionally, I have expertise in supporting teams to develop positive autism approaches for individuals within their own tenancies. This involves ensuring that the support an individual receives focuses on understanding the differing needs of people on the autistic spectrum. Recent work included gaining ‘Autism Accreditation’ (N.A.S.) for two of the schemes in which we provide support.