LSAB News May 2018
**SAVE THE DATE**
Learning and Service Development Seminar, Autonomy vs Duty of Care
On Monday 25th June 2018, Lewisham Safeguarding Adults Board will be holding a Learning and Service Development Seminar, Autonomy vs Duty of Care. Professor Michael Preston-Shoot will describe the circumstances, findings and recommendations reported by Safeguarding Adult Reviews where the theme of autonomy and self-determination v duty of care has been prominent
For more information please see links below
Mental Health Awareness week 14th May – 20th May 2018
The Mental Health Awareness week will commence 14th – 20th May 2018 and will focus on stress. Research has shown that 16 million people experience a mental health problem each year and stress is a key factor in this. The Mental Health Foundation state stress is not a mental health problem itself. The stress response is a survival strategy to keep us safe.
Click here to find out more on mental health and stress.
Ending Domestic Abuse
The findings of a pilot Safe Lives ran with Victim Support, using their Insights tool to understand more about the experiences of survivors of sexual violence, and the work of the professionals who support them.
Read the findings here
Most of us spend a lot of time at home and we all want to feel safe there. You can keep yourself from harm by being aware of danger areas and unsafe habits.
Independent Age provide a guide that can help you identify some of the common hazards in your home and advise you on preventive measures and where to go for help. It covers:
- Avoiding falls
- Fire safety
- Electrical safety
- Gas, oil and solid fuel safety
- Staying safe in the kitchen
- Food safety
- Water safety - avoiding floods and scalds
- Managing your medication
To read the guide on 'How to spot risks and prevent accidents' click here
Skills for Care
Skills for Care has launched a wellbeing guide to support registered managers and care home managers to better manage their own professional and personal wellbeing.
The guide is available to registered manager members of Skills for Care. It introduces registered managers to the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing - Connect, Be active, Take notice, Keep learning and Give' - based on evidence by the New Economics Foundation, and includes practical information, top tips, case studies, action plans and workbook exercises.
For more information