Criminal Behaviour Order

June 7th, 2019 by

On the 30th May 2019, Mr Christopher Knight had a 2 year Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) varied at East Cornwall Magistrates Court.

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HOT at RCHT

June 6th, 2019 by

Innovative ‘HOT Team’ project to address alcohol A&E figures

In April 2018, national figures demonstrated that the number of people being admitted to A&E departments in England is the highest since records began.  Additional research has evidenced that a substantial amount of individuals frequently attending A&E departments are struggling with problematic drug and alcohol use.

Addaction, Cornwall’s commissioned drug and alcohol treatment service, has launched a rapid response team to cut the number of people frequently attending the hospital’s A&E department due to alcohol or drugs.

The HOT Team (Hospital Outreach Team) is the first team in the country to link up with a major Hospital to deliver a collaborative service offer to patients struggling with problematic alcohol and/or drug use, often becoming frequent attenders.

Addaction’s HOT team and RCHT was recently featured on ITV West Country News and the project is clearly thriving; with RCHT reporting a dramatic reduction in frequent attender numbers. The report was overwhelmingly positive and reflected the dynamic and innovative work being done in Cornwall to address the needs of some of our most vulnerable community members.

As a result of the HOT team’s success in Cornwall, the Government is now evaluating the project and considering delivering it across the country’s 50 major hospitals. This project is a great example of the collaborative work between the Commissioning team and Addaction, who continue to support a multi-agency response and service offer to individuals struggling with various vulnerabilities, including drug and alcohol related harm.

Author: Anna MacGregor

 

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Inspiring frontline practitioners

June 5th, 2019 by

Inspiring frontline practitioners and their managers about working differently with people who self-neglect – Safeguarding Adults Board conference May 23rd 2019

Focussing on Self Neglect, this year’s Safeguarding Adults Board Conference brought together 120 multi-agency frontline practitioners and their managers to hear from nationally recognised sector leads and be inspired by organisations who work differently, to celebrate some great work already happening in Cornwall and to learn together about what we can do differently in future.

SAB Chair, Fiona Field, opened the day with a poignant video ‘Keith’s Story’ the real life journey of a person affected by hoarding.

 

Delegates then attended workshops lead by renowned experts in their field; Clouds End, Research in Practice for Adults, Community Fire and Rescue Service and Ardent Care.

Helen Charlesworth-May, Strategic Director Adult Social Care and Health, closed the morning session by acknowledging the way we worked with people historically is not the way we will work with people in future.

Professor Michael Preston-Shoot, Emeritus Professor of Social Worker, University of Bedfordshire,  delivered a thought provoking speech asking  delegates to look closely at the ‘masks’ we wear and to consider this in our work with people who self-neglect and hoard.  Dr Mary Rose Day, Independent Nurse Consultant, shared  the assessment tools she uses.

Other speeches included Lloyd Ncube of Ardent Care and a good news case story presented by  Angela King, Head of Service and Lin Cousin, Case Co-coordinator, Adult Social Care.  A short film of the day will be available soon on the SAB website.

 

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Prince’s Trust Recruitment

June 3rd, 2019 by

 Are you looking for a new challenge?

If you are 16 – 25 and not currently in education, employment or training come along to Truro Community Fire Station on the 19th June to find out more about The Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service Prince’s Trust Team programme and how to join Team 17 starting later this month!

The programme is a 12 week development course with the aim to increase confidence, motivation and skills.

On this action packed programme you’ll take part in a community project, an exciting residential, two weeks work experience in a career of your choice and many more challenges.

You will gain regulated qualifications in Emergency First Aid at Work as well as the Princes Trust Level One Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills. You will also have the opportunity to earn Maths and English Level One and Two if needed.

If you are interested in joining the team or would like to refer someone else please complete an online referral form at http://bit.ly/PTTInfo .

To book a place on the taster day please visit http://bit.ly/Team17TasterDay .

*This course does not affect benefits

 

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Council employees informed of how to be a safer driver.

June 2nd, 2019 by

On Monday 20th May at NCH an employee engagement event was held focusing on being a safer driver.

Staff were invited to come to speak to Cornwall Fire & Rescue and Cornwall Council staff regarding their safety on the road with the emphasis on being a safer driver ensuring you are fit to drive, you adopt safer driving behaviour as a driver and ensure your vehicle is road safe.

Messages included, in car distractions such mobile phones, vehicle checks, alcohol and being fit to drive. Information and advice was provided to increase drivers’ awareness, encouraging them to adopt or maintain safe driving behaviour, and make a positive change.

Guy Pomeroy from Falmouth Fire Station, supported by Green Watch from Truro, delivered mobile phone safety information to Council employees. Staff who engaged were given a signal blocker asked to complete a form to evaluate the use of the signal blocker.  The Health, Safety & Wellbeing team attended and offered bloody pressure tests, eye sight tests and checks and tailored health advice as we are aware of the increase of RTC’s being reported as medical episodes at the wheel.  Staff from the Prevention and Road Safety Team attended to deliver road safety messages to attendees.

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1521 staff trained

June 2nd, 2019 by

Community Safety & DAAT Training Programme 2018/19 End of Year Report

This report covers the 12 month period April 2018 – March 2019, during which time the following training courses have been delivered:
  • 18x Alcohol Intervention & Brief Advice

A total of 317 people attended and completed the 3 hour Alcohol IBA session in 2018/19.

In additional to this, there was 3 Alcohol IBA Health Check sessions run for specific teams which were attended and completed by another 24 people, making a total of 341 people in year.

  • 11x Basic Drug Awareness PLUS 1 Train the Trainer session 

A total of 222 people attended and completed the 1 day BDA course in 2018/19.

  • Train the Trainer – 1 day course – (Trainer: Kim Hager)

Developing the bank of trainers who can deliver our local course. Following the Basic Drug Awareness Train the Trainer session on 26th November 2018 we have an additional 6 trainers for this course.  All 6 trainee trainers were assigned to future BDA course dates to train alongside the existing trainers.  This has been attended by 4 trainees so far with plans to co-train again in future courses to build experience.

  • 2x Blue Light course 

A total of 36 people attended and completed the 1 day Blue Light course in 2018/19.

The Blue Light Project is Alcohol Concern’s national initiative to develop alternative approaches and care pathways for people who are dependent drinkers, who resist change and are a high users of public services.

  • 14x Community Hospital Alcohol Detoxification (CHAD) training 

Between March 2018 and November 2018 work was carried out to identify and upskill Lead nurses within CFT to provide in-service leadership, training and development on the delivery of CHAD.

An initial Train the Trainer session was delivered on 30th January 2019 led by Angela Andrews.  Since then the above courses have been delivered by CFT nurses with DAAT and GP support.

A total of 106 people have attended and completed the CHAD training session in 2018/19 (this course is delivered annually for nursing competencies).

In addition, 2 Home Alcohol Detox training sessions have been delivered across 5 pharmacies, to enable them to support home detoxification from alcohol.

  • 4x Connect 5 Stage 1 Mental Wellbeing training 

Connect 5 is an evidence based collaborative prevention toolkit that promotes psychological knowledge, understanding and awareness and development of skills which empower people to take proactive steps to build resilience and look after themselves.

A total of 59 people attended and completed a Stage 1 Connect 5 course.  The subsequent Stage 2 and 3 will follow in 2019/20 programme.

  • 11x Dual Diagnosis courses 

This course is run specifically for mental health services and drug & alcohol service staff.  A total of 174 people attended and completed the 2 day Dual Diagnosis course in 2018/19.

Due to a number of requests and feedback we are looking to open the availability of this course to the wider training circulation in the 2019/20 programme.

  • 5x Mental Health First Aid courses 

A total of 76 people attended and completed the 2 day accredited Mental Health First Aid course in 2018/19.

No courses were delivered in Q4, due to the external accredited trainer moving out of county.  We are currently in the process of locating another trainer.

  • 10x Motivational Interviewing (general) 

A total of 195 people attended and completed the 1 day general MI course in 2018/19.

The DAAT have now brought the delivery of Motivational Interviewing course in-house, so we no longer require an external trainer to deliver.  Since October 2018, J

  • 7x Routine Enquiry into Adverse Childhood Experiences

A total of 137 people attended and completed the 1 day REACh training in 2018/19 (this course was introduced in Q3 of the programme).

The services that have attended and completed the REACh training in 2018/19 are DASV service staff, First Episode Psychosis Team, Young People Cornwall, Penhaligon Friends, Intercom Trust, Bosence Farm and Boswyns (including the YP Unit).

We will be organising an extra session for Young People Cornwall in June/July 2019 due to the number of staff still requiring the training.

  • 3x Time Credits and Supporting Asset Based Training 

Tempo Ltd are commissioned by DAAT to embed Time Credits into complex needs services (recovery, homelessness and Domestic Abuse) throughout the Area.  This training gives management and delivery staff an understanding of what to expect and how to utilise the currency in order to drive impact within client support planning in an asset-based approach.

A total of 42 people attended and completed the 3 hour Time Credits session in 2018/19 (this course was introduced in Q2 of the programme).

  • 11x Young People’s Substance Awareness and Screening 

A total of 133 people attended and completed the 1 day YP Screening course in 2018/19.

 

This is a total of 1521 staff in Cornwall in 2018/19.

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Tri-Safety Service Officers

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Camborne property ‘closed’ in anti-social behaviour clamp down

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Cornwall Time Credits

April 10th, 2019 by

Members are now able to use their well earned Time Credits to access some exciting new activities in Cornwall including all four WTW Cinemas, Kidzworld in St Austell and over 25 courses at Cornwall College. These exciting offers will give Time Credit members the opportunity to access activities and experiences that may have otherwise been unable to. To find out where else you can spend your Time Credits visit timecredits.com

 

DISC, a group supporting some of the most disadvantaged in Newquay have been using Time Credits to encourage their service users to volunteer and help out at their drop in sessions on Wednesdays and Fridays. We caught up with them last week to talk about Time Credits:

“Time credits have made and are continuing to be a fantastic asset to DISC. Because of Time Credits DISC have motivated people and enabled them to find self-confidence. Time Credits are absolutely amazing and are helping people in recovery to stay on track, they are motivated to go to the gym or go for a swim. By earning Time Credits at DISC people feel useful and encouraged to actually go and look for a job and apply for it.

These Time Credits have given people an incentive to come and volunteer at DISC and to feel useful, loved and appreciated.”

If you know of a group or service who’re working with adults with complex needs we want to hear from you. Contact the Cornwall Network Manager Beth Ward for more details: bethanyward@wearetempo.org | 07578181277

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Safer Towns events

March 27th, 2019 by

Across ten Safer Towns in Cornwall residents can find out how community safety is being improved in their area at a series of engagement events run by Safer Cornwall.

In partnership with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) the events will provide residents with the opportunity to ask their Safer Town partnership team what work is taking place within their town and to raise any concerns or issues they may be experiencing.

The Safer Towns Scheme launched last April and takes a multi-agency approach to tackling community safety issues, to improve feelings of safety and public reassurance, reduce the risk of harm to the community and protect vulnerable groups.

The partnerships work to reduce and prevent crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. The scheme was rolled out across Camborne and Redruth, Falmouth, Bodmin, Saltash and Liskeard and re-launched in Truro, Newquay, St Austell and Penzance.

The Safer Towns on Tour events are here:

  • Liskeard – Saturday 30th March from 10am-1.30pm, Liskeard Public Hall
  • Falmouth – Tuesday 2nd April from 11:45am, The Moor
  • Penzance – Wednesday 1st May from 11:00 -14.00 at Market Place (adjacent to Lloyd’s Bank)
  • Truro – Saturday 13th April from 9am at Lemon Quay
  • Newquay- Saturday 13th April in the afternoon – time to be confirmed
  • St Austell – Thursday 25th April from 9am at Alymer Square
  • Bodmin – Thursday 25th April from 13.30 – 16.30 at Mount Folly
  • Redruth – Friday 3rd May 09.30am – 12pm Market Strand/Market Place
  • Camborne – Friday 3rd May 13:30 – 16:00 Commercial Square
  • Saltash – Saturday 22nd June all day at Saltash Regatta (Waterfront)

 

 

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