Staff at The Barn in Leyland, have been putting Potens’ Challenge Charter into action too – putting TRUST in their learning from recent Person Centred Active Support Training, and in return helping Mark to increase his independence, confidence and skills.
Deputy Manager, Sue Taylor explains:
“Support Staff have been working with Mark to manage his perception of why staff are there – trying to change his view that staff are there to support and ‘do with’ him, not ‘do for’ him.”
Part of this has been staff training in Person Centred Active Support (PCAS) and applying the principles they have learnt in training to help Mark increase his daily living skills.
Sue adds: “Staff have helped Mark trust that he can increase his skills and at the same time this has increased his self esteem. He is doing so much more for himself and is so much happier and more positive.”
Staff putting their trust in their training has in turn allowed Mark to put trust in his independence – with new found confidence to increase his daily living skills.
“What may appear to be small steps have been epic changes for Mark. As a team we are now working with him to continue this work and open up his world even more!” Sue adds.