Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 13th May 2024

Dear Colleagues

Please see your weekly overview update on behalf of North Lincolnshire Adults and Health.

Safeguarding Adults Board Communication


NL Community Safety Partnership Conference – Book your FREE space now!

North Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership are hosting a conference on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 9am-4pm, at The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe.
This in-person event will provide a platform for networking, collaboration, discussions and learning opportunities. Throughout the day, you will hear from various partner agencies including North Lincolnshire Council, Humberside Police, Ongo, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Probation, Victim Support, and many more.
For more information about the conference, please see the agenda attached.

Happiness Programme

What is the Happiness Programme?
At the heart of the Happiness Programme is interactive light technology featuring a range of games and sensory experiences, specifically designed for the care industry and people living with dementia, physical impairment, learning disabilities, autism, brain injury and other care needs. The games provide meaningful activity and are research-proven to achieve a wide range of resident care outcomes.
The Happiness Programme is structured to ensure the most effective implementation by staff to support residents. It includes:
  • Fully portable interactive projector – capable of play on tables, floors, walls, ceilings and bedsheets
  • All initial software games – currently more than 90, a selection of which can be viewed through this link
  • Ongoing new games and software upgrades
  • Access to the Happy Memories personalised content feature
  • YouTube integration for streaming videos and music on different surfaces
  • Periodic reports that can be used as an evidence base for care regulators
  • Unlimited training: Helping to support your staff to feel comfortable and confident to get the most from the technology. This is also available to friends & family.
  • Maintenance & service guarantee
  • Super hero support – Free technical support online and through our telephone help-desk

Care outcomes

We implement the Happiness Programme to achieve key care and wellbeing outcomes, which currently include:
  • Increased physical movement
  • Management of safety risks for individuals, such as falls
  • Reduction in daily PRN medications needed for an individual
  • Improving nutrition and/or hydration
  • Reduction of anxiety and distress
  • Increased happiness, confidence or self-esteem
  • Increased social experiences
  • Opportunities for person-centred care
  • Personal development or learning (formerly referred to in a general sense as cognitive wellbeing)
  • Positive sensory experiences
The uses of the Happiness Programme that we currently encourage are:
  • Group play
  • Portable use incl. in bedrooms
  • One-to-one play
  • Therapeutic interventions
  • Prop use
  • Musical therapy
  • Multi-surface application
  • Sensory room use
You can read more about the care outcomes they seek to achieve, along with the underlying statistics from their current client base through this link.

Learning from lives and deaths – People with a learning disability and autistic people’ (LeDeR) Programme

Please see attachment at the top of this email.
LeDeR is a service improvement programme, established in 2016 as a result of one of the key recommendations from the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with Learning Disabilities (CIPOLD) (2013). CIPOLD identified many individuals with a learning disability die earlier than they should of preventable health conditions, and up to 30 years earlier than the remainder of the population.

SAB Communication – Workforce Tool – Measuring the impact within practice

The ‘Experts Together- Safeguarding Together’ conference last year saw the formal launch of the Experts Together Workforce tool. 
The tool was designed by people with care and support needs with the aim of supporting practitioners in gaining strengths-based and person-centred conversations.
The tool stimulates thinking and encourages conversation around how adults may perceive risks, supports positive risk taking and helps to ensure people are empowered to live the lives they want to live.
The tool outlines the things that matter to people the most and that should be at the heart of adult safeguarding practice which are:
Communicating in the right way, at the right time: 
  • Listening
  • Taking time to build trust
  • Giving people choices
  • Giving people control
One year on we would like to understand how this tool has assisted you in your daily practice, please take just a minute to share how the tool has made a positive impact with the people you support.
Your input makes a difference to the development of future resources. Please give us your feedback by clicking on this link.

Kind regards

Performance Support Officer
Provider Development Team