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Fascinating range of workshops lined up for November

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This year’s Restraint Reduction conference (11 & 12 November) has a fascinating range of workshops featuring professionals from a broad variety of sectors and backgrounds. Take a look below at the sessions we’ve lined up so far, I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s something here for everyone.

Fiona Jones, University of Central Lancashire/Community Futures.
Every man for himself – REsTRAIN YOURSELF. A personal perspective of experiences of restraint and coercive practice, and the impact these had, leading to how specific strategies employed in the ReSTRAIN YOURSELF project are being used to significantly reduce the use of restraint.

Stephen Davidson. Restraint Reduction Lead, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust.
Developing and implementing a restraint reduction plan. Sharing experiences and cultural and organisational changes made within a Trust that had previously been nationally reported as a high user of restraint.

James Ridley. Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University.
The future of restrictive practices for people with learning disabilities and dementia. Examining the implications related to the use of restrictive practices with this under-reported group.

Kym Shorthouse. Lead Training Advisor in Physical Interventions, Plymouth Community Healthcare
Implementing Department of Health guidance. How implementing a reduction in restrictive practice has impacted the training delivered to staff working on high-risk mental health wards.

David Aspley Thompson. Executive Director, Pathway to Prospects.
The Leaving Care sector for young people and vulnerable adults. Exploring the importance of educating staff to better meet the complex needs of the ‘Leaving Care’ sector and how reflective practice should be used to deliver an outcome-focused and person-centred support package without the use of restraints.

Becs Gratton, Managing Director of Specialist Adult Services & Sue Hatton, Autism Advisor, Embrace.
The importance of being autism intelligent. Showing how equipping staff to ‘Think Autism’ and being person-centred has taken on a new meaning and resulted in the use of restraints being reduced for the people in Embrace’s adult specialist services.

Steve Garvey. Patient Handling Trainer, Worcestershire NHS Trust.
Ensuring harmony, not harm. Exploring the High Impact Actions campaign and how the MAPA Ambassadors initiative have looked to reduce the use of restraint, while keeping patients safe.

Roy Deveau. Honorary Research Associate, Tizard Centre, University of Kent.
Practice Leadership and Reducing Restrictive Practices. Examining the implementation of Department of Health policy in organisational context, frontline-practice leadership and getting results for both service users and staff.

Isabelle Latham. Senior Lecturer, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester.
Creating positive organisational cultures. Referring to the latest research within dementia care, the workshop will examine the influence of organisational culture and the implementation of person-centred care on the experiences of those living with advanced dementia and complex needs.

Other workshops will be added closer to the date. Watch this space…