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City Care is clearly a well established, highly respected and successful organisation within both the local and wider community, various inspectorates, staff, service users and their families have a very high regard for this company.
The ethos of care and support was there [at City Care Partnership], every bit as much for the employees, as for the service users.

Investors in People: a recent report.

I've been given lots of opportunities to take on new responsibilities and expand my skill set. I'm certainly never bored working here!

Sekai Seawell, Office Manager

The company genuinely puts strategies in place to help people make the most of themselves

Matt Donovan, Support Worker

It's not just the health and lifestyle benefits, research shows physical activity boosts self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy

Tom Foley, Qualified Walk Leader, City Care Partnership

I want all disabled people; whatever their age or background, to have the opportunity to fulfill their potential – to lead full and active lives that are valued by society.

Esther Mc Vey, MP Minister for Disabled People

The biggest single lesson we have learnt is that the earlier we support people in their own community, the greater their chance of succeeding in life.

I think the service is brilliant. I am very happy with the support I get from my support workers, they are great. We talk about my health plan and things I want to do all the time. I also have a job which I really like.

Anonymous client response to the Care Quality Commission inspection, 2013

PBS specialists and consultants

PBS specialists and consultants

Due to the ever growing evidence of the importance of primary preventative measures City Care has developed its specialist team called the Central Support Team (CST). The CST consists of a PBS lead, Speech and Language Therapist, Autism lead and assistant practitioners. The CST also links into a group of external professional including a Clinical Psychologists and qualified behaviour analysists for specialist clinical supervision and complex behaviour assessments.

The CST not only works on a referral basis but works directly with individuals, their teams and stakeholders to provide bespoke packages and support the development of a consistent approach through sharing knowledge and based on best practice guidance.

Person centred planning as a vital process which involve the individual and all stakeholders, where possible a meeting should be held to discuss opportunities and learning that are important for the person. These should lead to specific opportunity and learning plans which ensure positive personally important outcomes for the person. The CST will also work with the teams to facilitate participation in meaningful activity using the active support model and encourage independent functioning so that the person learns new skills, has new opportunities and takes responsibility where possible using learning and opportunity plans; person-centred plans and/or planning processes

Some of the areas covered by the CST include;
• Behavioural assessments
• Positive behavioural support planning
• Functional assessment
• Transition planning
• Risk assessments
• Developing & supporting a person centred approach and support strategies
• Developing & maintaining functional living skills using tools such as AFLS
• Developing & maintaining communication aids
• Delivering specifically tailored training including autism, sensory differences, person centred thinking, communication, positive behavioural support

Timothy Haynes – Central Support Team Manger 

I have been working adults with autism and learning disabilities for over 10 years.

I have a number of qualifications in this area including a BSc (Hons) Psychology, the NVQ LMC award, Positive Behavioural Support Advanced Professional Diploma. I am currently studying for a masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis.

I am especially interested in autism and I am a Team Leader for the National Autistic Society’s Autism Accreditation process.

Laura Walter – Autism Lead 

I have been working with individuals with Autism and Learning Disabilities for over 10 years. In this time I have completed an MA in Social Work and Post Graduate Diploma in Autism.

Whilst working for City Care Partnership I helped the organisation gain it’s first Autism Accreditation status.

Lauren Jenkinson Assistant Practitioner 

I have worked with adults with learning disabilities and autism for a number of years and also have experience working with elderly people and those with acquired brain injuries.

In 2015 I completed my BSc (Hons) Psychology, with a focus on mental health and autism.

I am looking forward providing additional support to both the teams and the people we support.

Lisa Owens – Speech & Language Therapist 

I completed a double honours degree course in Psychology and Speech Pathol-ogy at MMU in 2013 and began working with City Care Partnership in October 2013. I have first hand experience of autism, as I have a ‘grown up’ son on the spectrum. He has been my inspiration to learn more about autism, so that I can better understand the diffi-culties faced by people with autism and learning disa-bilities on a daily basis.

I enjoy working both with individuals and teams around the people we support, in order to help them communicate more effectively. I am also working alongside Lauren, Vicky and Tim in order to raise au-tism awareness, and implementing sensory diets that are tailored to an individual’s sensory profile.

Victoria James – Assistant Practitioner 

I have 2 and a half years of experience as a support worker along with experience of working within mental health services. Prior to being a support worker I studied and gained a degree in BSc (Hons) Psychology with Philosophy. I am now currently studying for my masters in Health Psy-chology, which I hope to use in my role as assistant practitioner to help develop the service further.

 

The Central Support Team is also supported by Kate Strutt, Director of PBS at Redstone Psychologyhttp://redstonepbs.co.uk/pbs-manchester/

Kate is a clinical psychologist with over seventeen years experience working with people with cognitive impairments, intellectual disabilities and people with autism spectrum disorders. Kate is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology. Kate is also registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Over the last few years Kate has extended her knowledge of applied behaviour analysis (ABA), positive behavioural support (PBS) and active support through completing additional postgraduate training in these areas (MSc level) and through mentoring and supervision in her clinical practice from leaders in the field of PBS.

CONTACT US

CONTACT US


For referrals, in the first instance, please telephone our Care Management Office: 0161 428 1086

For emergency referrals outside office hours please call our Outreach Support Team: 0161 495 7923

For non-urgent enquiries please use the form below:

FOR FAMILIES

FOR FAMILIES


If your child is facing transition to adult services we understand the fears and anxieties of that young person and their family. There are a lot of factors to consider and getting accurate information and support during transition is very important. We have successfully helped others through this process and whilst the challenges can seem daunting, they can also be exciting and rewarding for all involved. If you are in this position and are unsure of the way forward, we would be more than happy to discuss it with you.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

QUALITY ASSURANCE


City Care Partnership aims for the highest possible standards across the service we provide and in everything that we do. Quality runs throughout all areas from our service development, assessment of need, packages of support and the systems around them.

Our diverse range of person centred services offer something for everyone. We pride ourselves on being a transparent organisation and we are always willing to learn. This can be from the people we support; their families and friends; our support teams, actually we believe that we can learn from everyone we have contact.

Innovative Tenants Voices ensure that everyone has the chance to have their say and this is supported through Family Forums and questionnaires. Running alongside this is our Quality Assurance Manager does regular inspections, unannounced visits & audits of the services. We are registered with the Care Quality Commission and we are very proud to be fully compliant in all our areas of support.

Please feel free to explore our website and see some of the many things we do which go towards providing these high quality opportunities. Feel free to contact us with your feedback, lets us know what you like and where you think there are opportunities to develop so we can continually improve what we do.



Investors In People: Report 2011

"City Care Partnership has a culture, and approach to managing people that contributes directly to its capability to manage change while providing very high standards of care. The skills and attributes of people are an essential resource in the mix that results in a core capability of adaptability, and people management practices result in excellent team working, motivation and commitment."
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