On your marks, Get set, GDPR

Data protection is changing within the EU and we have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure we abide by the new laws coming in to place on 25th May 2018.

 

So what does it mean?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy

Basically GDPR will change the way in which we keep and use information about anyone who uses or interacts with us as a company. This will increase the safety of your information and will see companies and organisations doing more to allow that to happen.

 

What will you be changing?

As a company we will be issuing new documentation to all social workers, clients and anyone who interacts with us as a company to make sure we do all that we can to keep to the revised laws.

 

I haven’t heard anything from Breaking The Cycle?

If you haven’t heard from us by the end of June then it is probably because we do not hold enough information about you to make any changes but by all means contact us if you have any worries.

Putting The Client First

 

Another great day doing what may seem to be little to you and I but something that makes a big difference to my client.

 

I have spent the time today with my client and some of their family members walking around a garden centre, I know this seems daft or maybe even a waste of time but that is why I love working for this company. You see for my client being with their family is key to maintaining a “normal” life, raising them up when life seems to always be bringing them down. The journey there we spoke about what was on their mind, what little jobs at home needed doing and finding out what help was needed to keep the voices at bay. There was not much in their replies other than I’m good thanks but asking for help is not always easy so as a PA you have to play the long game a little.

 

After spending time with family members I asked the same set of questions on the way home and suddenly the answers change. Not because I am good at getting answers out of people but because they were relaxed and happy enough to give honest answers. It was almost like they remembered that they had a reason to answer honestly, a reason to keep themself well and that is what the visit was all about.

 

So yes my visit was a nice day wondering around a garden centre but this was merely a distraction of the issues and low feelings faced on a daily basis for my client whilst offering a reminder as to why they fight so hard to be “normal”. To make it even more productive it opened up a honest line of communication that has given me a list of things to do to make a difference in their day to day live.

 

The Humanistic Approach is far more productive than it looks.

Reflecting on a busy week

Last week was a busy one for myself, visiting new clients to see if there could be a good enough connection to allow us to work together, visiting current clients, helping one client who is currently dealing with louder voices than normal and making sure that I am putting each and every client at the centre of everything that I am doing.

 

Working with Breaking The Cycle is so rewarding and they have such a similar vision to myself that I am loving working with them. Take for instance my meeting last week with 2 clients who require PA support, I was asked to meet them to gauge if there could be a rapport built to allow me to support them. I see so many care companies just filling slots with names where as I feel that Breaking The Cycle takes in to consideration what I want and need, what I bring to the table as well as what the client wants and needs. This really empowers me and with clients currently being out of hospital for the longest in their lives I have to believe that BTC’s approach has something to do with that success.

 

Last week wasn’t my easiest as I had to cram the hours in before half term but reflecting on it I can’t help feeling satisfied by a job well done and a job worth doing.

A Guiding Hand in Engaging with Local Services

 

Are you or a loved one receiving support from mental health and/or social services?

Do you feel out of your depth?

Do you struggle to know what these services should be offering to you and/or your loved ones? 

If so this course can help by outlining services responsibility. By the end of the session we aim to provide you with a clear understanding of what appears to be very complex issues thus placing you in a better position to ensure high quality services are offered.

We can help you understand the terms professionals use such as:

  • Eligible Criteria
  • Mental Capacity
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Complaints Procedure
  • Community Care
  • Empowerment

Breaking The Cycle feel that it is impossible to have full participation and empowerment unless we all know what the law tells us and what we should expect.

The laws tell us that individuals should be empowered to play as active a role possible in their own care. For this reason, the course uses person centred practice throughout the session, focusing on how individuals are supported to make decisions about their lives.

This course is delivered in a very interactive manner designed to increase knowledge for those who are not professionals by giving you the knowledge to answer some of the most commonly asked questions such as:

  • What is the Care Act and Mental Health Act and what does this mean to you?
  • What is Mental Capacity and why does this effect intervention
  • What is Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and how should it work.
  • What is person Centred practice and what does the law say.
  • What should you do if you feel professionals are not listening to you.
  • How should you complain if services appear unhelpful?

 

Duration: 3 hours

Saturday: 21st April 2018

Time: 11 – 2pm

Location – Braunstone Grove Youth Centre, Cort Crescent, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1QH

Price – £45 – 2 spaces for £80

Includes refreshments

 

To book your place or to ask a question please click Contact Us

Extremely Informative, Edifying and Engaging

Breaking The Cycle have been delivering sessions to support our pastoral PSHCE programme for over 3 years.  Their sessions are extremely informative, edifying and engaging, which with the lower year groups is essential to peak their interest.  I have found their staff professional and experienced within a variety of fields which further enhances their delivery of emotive issues during sessions.  I would recommend BTC to any school that wanted to enhance their PSHE provision and provide the students with sessions that break down difficult and sensitive issues, in order to improve student understanding.

 

Miss T Spencer

Head of PSHCE & Careers

Ratcliffe College

Great Day at Ratcliffe college

Another PSHE sessions yesterday, this time at Ratcliffe college with the year 7’s exploring what emotional health is – what it looks like and how it feels. We spoke about negative experiences things that can influence our emotional health – bullying, peer pressure and ways that we can improve our emotional health by learning coping strategies – speaking to a teacher, listening to music, sports ect.

Thank you for being great to work with.

 

 

Simple Steps Are Often The Hardest

Another great day today with my client and another good day in a messy world of their mental health.

My client was great shopping today, they understood the benefit of not spending at a secondhand shop and actually budgeted their funds really well to get an array of food. They chose to think before throwing it in to the trolly, which for many seems such a small thing to do but for my client it is another big step.

Smiles Better

Another fulfilling day today as a PA.

I spent the day working with my Client sort their bills and putting up shelving to allow them to create a cleaner and more organised living room. On arrival they had cleaned as promised and they seemed so enthused to continue to make their property feel more like home. It is so great to seem them focusing on positive things and controlling their demons.

Difficult but rewarding day

Arriving to see my client in such a dark place was not the best feeling but with some distractions and some fresh air we soon saw a spark of light and a smile. It was a difficult day where I had to be on my A game but when you can impact someones life in a positive way it really gives you purpose as a PA. Fingers crossed my time with the client will keep them up until our next visit.