Today our PAs enjoyed the opportunity to relax, share ideas, improve their knowledge around neurological and psychosis and learn how to defend themselves if the there ever came a need to do so.
The session started with a lesson in wellness yoga to help with calming yourself down and becoming more aware of your body and emotions. The PAs found the whole experience very enjoyable, even those a little skeptical at the start. They were then given the opportunity to explore the differences between neurological and psychosis to allow them to provide a better level of empathy and understanding to our clients who live with these conditions.
The afternoon offered a more active sessions as the basics of protection and defense was taught to our PAs. We were able offer an insight and increase the confidence of our PAs if they were ever to be placed in that kind of scenario.
We would like to thank those who took part and for those who took the sessions, it is important to use to give these tools to those who work so hard to offer our clients an amazing service.
Do you, a family member, a friend or someone that you know suffer with a serious mental or physical health condition? If so check out this video about Leicestershire Police’s Message In A Bottle Scheme to find out how this little bottle can help doctors and paramedics out in a big way!
Valentines day can mean something different to many people. Some people love a home cooked meal to say I love you. Some people love a weekend away in the middle of nowhere so that they can focus on each other. Some people love that expensive piece of jewellery.
Just make sure that you are giving what you can and most of all giving it to someone that truly loves you more than the gift.
We are currently looking for people who are passionate about others. Our PA and Support workers provide a human centered approach to allow our clients to manage with day to day living.
Some of the Key Duties are as follows:-
• Promote, safeguard and protect the welfare of each service user, using social pedagogic framework – ensuring that they are at the centre of every contact/activity. • Encourage choice in daily life and promote self-advocacy and/or advocate on the behalf of the service user. • To enable service users to increase their capacity for independence and independent decision making. • Accompanying service users in meetings with other agencies and healthcare professionals. • Empower service users to maintain the cleanliness of their home and assist service users with daily tasks such as shopping, budgeting, making and preparing healthy meals etc. • Social inclusion – empower service users to engage in meaningful activities which will broaden their social involvement with the local community if suitable. • Monitor and maintain standards against agreed criteria and objectives and to implement quality assurance systems, which reflect agreed good practice. • To assist service users to overcome any problems they might experience whilst participating in community activities, and to assist service users in developing an awareness of their locality/ local community. • To report on any observed changes in mood or behaviour, health care needs or mental health care needs to BTC management as soon as possible.
We are looking to recruit people who are passionate about others as we continue to grow as a company.
Today we will all hand loved one gifts to make them smile and tucking in to our Christmas banquets but what about those who do not share Christmas with loved ones or those who can not afford to give a Christmas banquet let alone gifts.
We loved seeing the Old Black Horse, in Houghton on the Hill, doing their bit whilst we enjoyed our Christmas Staff meal. If you have something new and want to do something with your old one then please contact us and we can pass it on to someone in need or take it to somewhere where those in need will benefit.
Well that is done for another year. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work in providing yet another year of development and growth as we strive to provide a service that our staff are proud to be a part of and our clients are pleased to receive.
Today myself and our PA manager met with a lovely young lady who works within Leicester to help find people, from employees looking for the right work for them and employers looking for the right staff. The feeling we got from her was great and we are hoping that her support will help to find the right person to fill our current roles.
As much as we are keen to grow, as we continue to gain referrals, we are keen to find the right staff that can keep the values that we hold important to us. Fingers crossed we can find the right person for us and continue to support those who need it. Our PAs need to be able to provide a high level of support for our clients, we will not grow just because the work is there but we will grow if we can find the right person.
If you are interested in what we do please find below our job description.
Breaking the Cycle work with individuals with a wide range of mental health and other disabilities. Our holistic personal assistance service is tailor made to the individual needs of each of our clients. Our approach is focused on the principles of empowerment, it is based on a comprehensive needs based assessment and a strong person-centred approach. We are a company who understand the importance of keeping clients socially involved and mentally stimulated to get the very best from life.
We are looking for individuals who are able to:-
Demonstrate understanding or show experience within the mental health environment
Being mature enough not to be phased when dealing with people who suffer with mental health
Demonstrate an understanding of a person-centred approach
Have a DBS or willing to gain one
Have a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle
We will provide the right person with the following:-
A good rate of pay
Hours to suit their needs
A flexible working day to suit their needs
Training and support
Mentoring from peers and management
If you feel that you are the right person to fit in with our team then please contact us at Admin@Breaking-The-Cycle.org with a copy of your CV and covering letter.
It was great to receive the following message from one of our clients.
“My PA was able to speak up for me, when I got tongue tied, or got confused about how to say what I needed to, or when I felt too upset to talk. It was also really helpful to have someone friendly with a good sense of humour ( & who didn’t need anything explaining to..), to rest & calm me”
Client – June 2018
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.