We have just had an article published in the Journal of Forensic Practice about our Secure Quality Involvement (SeQuIn) Tool.
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Advancing Equalities 2022
NHSE England commissioned the Yorkshire and Humber Network to explore Health inequalities in Mental Health Secure services during a 3-month project in late 2021. Health Inequalities is a top priority and a key identified area for action and change nationally as well as in our region as identified by the Provider Collaboratives. This scoping exercise is only the beginning phase of plans to help reduce health inequalities in secure services. Service user experiences is vital to support data. We hope this report will cover some themes and trends that are familiar to your own journey, but also allow conversations to start for you and for your experiences to be heard to improve quality of services and care delivery in the future.
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The Advancing Equalities Report was also supported by a Virtual Event and Newsletter: Click here to read it!
Our Voice Counts Project
The ‘Our Voice Counts’ Project was commissioned to ensure the voices of the BAME population at Newton Lodge were heard and everyone was given equitable opportunity to be involved.
‘Our Voice Counts’ followed on from other Inequalities projects in West Yorkshire that highlighted a need to raise awareness of the BAME population experience.
Experiences of service users from a BAME background at Newton Lodge were gathered via a series of face-to-face meetings using guided questions and appreciative enquiry in conversation.
Views of staff were also collected around the experiences of the BAME population, including any good practice.
Data was also collated and compared to local demographic information and Themes and trends were identified.
Overall, this project has given assurance that involvement processes are in place for all and that the staff team are supporting individuals to have their voice heard. There is a continual drive to improve quality of experience for those from a BAME background.
This has however only been a snapshot in time, and recommendations have been made to ensure process for continual check in, as Service User and Staff populations constantly change and more can always be done.
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Peer Support Worker Workshop
Welcome to the summary newsletter following our ‘Peer Support Worker’ workshop on the 22nd February. We met virtually on Microsoft Teams to feedback on ideas around peer based approaches that we have gathered over the last year. We hope of create a strategy that enables people who have received care in Yorkshire and Humber Services to go on to volunteer or work in a variety of roles to support others on their recovery journey; ‘To give back’ and for those who need care in the future to have access to a peer support worker, ‘someone who knows what it is like to have similar experiences’
Out of Area Report
Moving back home “Take a chance on me”
West Yorkshire and Harrogate Provider Collaborative commissioned us to carry out a piece of work to speak with service users who originate from Yorkshire and Humber but are currently placed Out of Area. We spoke to people who originate from Yorkshire and Humber and are currently placed in 5 key services out of area where a number of Yorkshire and Humber patients are placed. These services included Cygnet Hospital Bury, St Andrews Healthcare Northampton, Elysium Hospital Arbury Court, Priory Hospital Kemple View and Priory Hospital Meadow View.
For completeness we also spoke to a group of service users at a recent Yorkshire and Humber Involvement Network event who are currently placed within Yorkshire and Humber about their experiences of being placed out of area – some were currently out of area from outside of Yorkshire and Humber, some were currently out of area but from within Yorkshire and Humber and some had been out of area previously and were reflecting on these historical experiences. Please click on this link to read the full report: