Adult safeguarding

Project overview

Service users in an Older Peoples Day Centre were engaged in a workshop to ascertain if they were aware of abuse and its definition, its signs, forms and how and where to report it.

At what level did the PPI take place?

  • One to one.

PPI helped the project to

  • Improve safety;
  • Improve quality;
  • Increase ownership.

Background

With the increased focus on Adult Safe Guarding in terms of awareness raising, developing resilience and protective factors and in light of recent increased incidences of financial abuse experienced by some service users, a safe guarding workshop was planned for service users in one of the Older Peoples Day Centre’s with a view to rolling this out across all day centre’s in the SHSCT area.

Aim of involvement

The aim of the safeguarding workshop was to ascertain if the service users in an Older Peoples Day Centre were aware of abuse and its definition, its signs, forms and how and where to report it.

Method(s) of Involvement

Challenges

None – the service users were very responsive and had a good grasp of the issues.

Outcomes due to involvement

  • Improved staff engagement with service users;
  • Improved programme planning for service users re recent increased incidences of financial abuse;
  • Purposeful – give meaning and satisfaction to participants;
  • The workshop is an enabler, giving service users a  voice in relation to adult safe guarding;
  • Service users stated that they would report any concerns to staff or other organisations.

Feedback/quotes from service users/carers involved

Service users stated ‘The workshop was very informative and easy to follow’;

They ‘Enjoyed the engagement and topics discussed on the day’;

and ‘It was good to know there were places they could turn to if they felt the needed too’.

Timeframe

7 November 2018

Further Information

For further information, contact:
Martin Stevenson (Day Care Locality Manager)
Southern Health & Social Care Trust

Email: martin.stevenson@southerntrust.hscni.net
Tel: 07876501249

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