Active Birth Centre (ABC)

Robust clinical evidence supports the establishment of Alongside Midwife-Led Units, co-located to Obstetric-Led Units with a shared philosophy and understanding of normal birth. This project aims to embed and sustain the Active Birth Centre (ABC) Alongside Midwife-Led Unit as an alternative and viable birthplace option for all women with low risk pregnancies birthing within BHSCT Maternity Service, therefore normalising birth and decreasing the likelihood of intervention. Engagement with s...
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Adult safeguarding

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 incid...
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Involving children in co-designing resources.

The project set out to develop practice resources for the Northern Ireland Guardians ad Litem Agency (NIGALA) to more efficiently engage with children and young people involved in Court proceedings in order to ascertain their wishes and feelings in relation to their situation, ensure their wishes and feelings are heard in court, provide information and feedback to children and young people about their court proceedings, and promote their active participation in the court process. At what level ...
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Connecting family carers with technology – a partnership project including carers.

This partnership project engaged with carers to develop a project that would connect carers with technology and provide access to the wealth of information available. At what level did the PPI take place? Co-design; Engaging. PPI helped the project to: Improve efficiency of a service. Increase ownership. Background Rsearch has shown that family carers need timely and relevant information in an accessible format. Developments in technology mean that there is more informati...
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Reshaping Domiciliary Care Services for Older People

Older people tell us they wish to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible and Domiciliary Care is one of the services provided by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) to enable them to do this, when they have care/support needs. Domiciliary care within SHSCT has been challenged by growing demands for the service. In response to these increased demands, the Trust initiated a project to design and test an outcomes-based model that would: • support better working...
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