Celebrating NAPPI Success

Isabel Campbell of SENAD Community was awarded a tankard by NAPPI UK at the NAPPI Training meeting earlier this month for being one of the two longest serving NAPPI Trainers. Isabel and Wayne Price at Park House were part of the first Group of SENAD trainers trained by NAPPI UK, five years ago. Wayne received his tankard a few months ago. Both trainers remain actively involved as NAPPI Trainers and continue to promote the Psychological approach of NAPPI. They have witnessed the excellent achievements of staff through the use of the NAPPI philosophy.

SENAD was awarded the Centre of Excellence a few years ago and will be re applying for this at each site during 2018. Over the five years there has been a significant reduction in injuries and physical interventions. With the introduction of NAPPI PBS (a cloud based incident recording system) we are able to spot and track trends to both individuals and total site interventions which helps us to work towards reducing physical interventions further, improving the health and well-being of service users and staff.

The Group Health and Safety Manager, Martin Bradder said “I often sit in NAPPI Trainer Training sessions for an hour or so. It is great to see how the Trainers develop over the years. We have examples of NAPPI Trainers going on to be Registered Managers and it is my firm belief that NAPPI Trainers develop confidence through the excellent training provided by the NAPPI UK Trainers. I am immensely proud of Wayne, Isabel and the other NAPPI Trainers and I look forward to seeing what these guys will achieve over the next five years.”

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival 2017

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival

Bromyard Scarecrow Festival took place on Friday 9th June. Everyone from the West Midlands Learning Campus played a part in making this year’s entry and we were not disappointed. The Scarecrow theme this year was ‘Weather’ and our entry was Yellow Submarine/Rain by the Beatles. Well done to all the residents at Winslow Court for […]

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Sporting Communities. Bringing Communities Together through Sport

David Walsh, Community Development Officer, Sporting Communities

The Sporting Communities Team have been busy raising awareness of their work in the local community. They provided games and sports activities at the annual Chaddesden Park, Big 1 event, which took place at the beginning of June. The Sporting Communities’ information bus enabled them to showcase their work with local families, finding out what […]

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SENAD Sponsor Community Sports Group

The SENAD Group have sponsored a community initiative for young people living the Chaddesden area of Derby.  Sporting Communities helps young people to engage with sports and through this helps tackle anti social behaviour. They use public buildings and open park spaces to provide activities for young people to enjoy, engage and network with each other. […]

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Chief Executive Officer Addresses Delegates at International Conductive Education Conference

Brian Jones, Chief Executive Officer of the SENAD Group joined delegates at the Conductive Education Professional Education Group (CEPEG) 12th annual conference which took place at the Curve Theatre on March 11th. The conference, titled Conductive Education is our Superpower! was hosted by Leicestershire’s conductive education centre Steps and attracted 150 delegates from across the […]

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Communication and Coffee

On  Thursday 24th November, the Winslow Court Speech and Language Therapy team held a ‘Communication Coffee morning’ to highlight communication strategies such as signing and using photo/symbol support, to enhance residents’ ability to make choices and use a greater range of communication skills. The team created symbol/photo choice boards: the choice to make a request […]

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Creating Community Spirit at Cedar Lodge

We had a really positive and happy coffee morning on the 22nd September, with homemade cakes and refreshments. Residents got involved from Winslow Court and the other community based homes. It was a really nice relaxed event and everyone had smiles. We are now looking forward to planning our next event which we hope will be as […]

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Expression through Art at Winslow Court

Dave Symons is the Art Coordinator at Winslow Court. An award winning artist, Dave has shown his own art work in San Francisco, Brazil,Edinburgh and many galleries throughout W Dave has been at Winslow for almost two years and has made a huge impact for residents,   providing a range of activities both on and off […]

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West Midlands Learning Campus Summer Fayre 2016

 Many thanks to everyone who supported the Summer Fun Day and Open Day on Saturday 25th June. Despite the occasional shower, it was a success and everyone enjoyed themselves. A particular thank you to all the volunteers who made the day for the young people and residents we support – without you – Saturday wouldn’t of been […]

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