Resources & Downloads

Here are some links and documents to some important information.

 

For parents, guardians, carers and social workers you will find important documents below which you can download and use.

My Step Up Flyer
Our latest flyer, if you would like us to send you some, please get in touch!
My Step Up A5 FlyerV3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [501.3 KB]

Click here for Link to British Sign Language Dictionary

Search and compare thousands of words and phrases in British Sign Language (BSL). The largest collection of free video signs online.

Travel Assist are a not for profit social enterprise which exists to provide affordable, accessible transport for people who experience difficulties using mainstream transport. Have a look at their website to find out more

My Step Up in the media

BBC Radio Lancashire- Lancashire Outdoors Feb 2013
BBC Radio Lancashire broadcast a show from the farm. Met some of the animals and interviewed service users and parents.
Stephen Lowe Lancashire Outdoors Feb 2013 3hrs!
medium quality Stephen Lowe 24 02 2013 2[...]
MP3 audio file [79.4 MB]

YouTube video of one of our service users being interviewed at the farm for BBC Radio Lancashire Lancashire Outdoors Feb 2013 (5 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFO1h7r1PJg

Documents

Service user information
"Red Amber Green" (similar to a health passport) format service user information - for data protection purposes this is the property of the service users and is kept in their personal folder
My Step Up Traffic Light Assessment.doc
Microsoft Word document [304.5 KB]
My Step Up Safeguarding Policy
Our latest Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
MSU Safeguarding Policy.doc
Microsoft Word document [94.5 KB]
My Step Up Health and Safety Policy
Our latest health and safety policy.
Health and Safety Policy.docx
Microsoft Word document [17.4 KB]
Risk plan example
An example of a personalised risk plan.
Risk Plan TEMPLATE.docx
Microsoft Word document [60.1 KB]
Our care plan template
Completed for each service user when regularly attending
care-plan-template.doc
Microsoft Word document [292.5 KB]
Consent form
Consent form for website images
Consent Form MyStepUp.doc
Microsoft Word document [190.0 KB]
Dial-A-Ride membership form
To use DialARide you must be a member. Membership is free, and is very simple to complete. Call them if you need a membership form or if you need help completing the form - 01254 200333
Dialaride memebership.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [394.5 KB]

Links To Useful Stuff!

Leaflet on Occupational therapy with people with learning disabilities by the College of Occupational Therapists

Care farming: Defining the ‘offer’ in England  by Natural England published August 2014. From a survey of all 169 UK care farms, showing what farms, like us do, what sort of people come to care farms, and what the difficulties are for care farms.

Positive Risk Taking Policy  From Risk Aversion to Risk Management .

'Easy Read' Version of Cumbria Learning Services Positive Risk Taking Policy. This document contains pictorials as it is for people with learning disabilities and people that help them.

"Risk assessments were never meant to stop people from living their lives. They were meant to help everyone think together and take steps to cut down on the risks so that you can live your life and be part of your community."

This policy may be a useful starting point when talking about change and doing different things.

BiLD Fact sheets  BILD is the British Institute of Learning Disabilities. It aims to get people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect. They also campaign for proper funding for support for people with learning disabilities.

Medical conditions This is a link to Contact a family charity. They have a very detailed list of conditions in an A-Z Directory, written to be accessible for parents and carers as well as professionals.

The Outcomes Star™ is an innovative tool for supporting and measuring change when working with people. The Spectrum Star is the version that has been tailored to the needs of people on the autistic spectrum.

The Social Value Guide, produced by Social Enterprise UK in association with Anthony Collins Solicitors, aims to helps those affected by the Social Value Act prepare for its implementation in January 2013

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