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Use your Head, wear a Helmet! Update

Written by Claire Bourne on . Posted in Glenside News

Old Sarum

As the school year nears its end, so does Glenside’s ‘Use your head, wear a helmet!’ free cycle helmet promotion. Supported by Spire FM, Hayball’s Cycles and Stonehenge Cycles, Glenside has given away a total of 150 cycle helmets to 16 Salisbury primary schools.

Glenside launched this campaign at the start of 2017, with the aim of reiterating the safe cycling message and worked with the organisers of the Bikeability Training course, managed by Wiltshire Council to donate the cycle helmets and take photos of the pupils involved.

Affiliate programme improves staff skills and confidence

Written by Claire Bourne on . Posted in Glenside News

The Glenside therapy team has recently launched the Affiliate programme which aims to strengthen communication between ward staff and the therapy team and facilitate the provision of 24/7 rehabilitation for service users, as well as offering the opportunity for continuous training development for care staff.

The Affiliate programme is open to Rehabilitation Assistants who align themselves to a therapy discipline, including psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech & language therapy.

The Affiliate programme was also designed to allow ward care staff to get a more thorough understanding of a therapy discipline, equipping them with the skills and confidence to be able to effectively implement therapeutic care plans and support other team members to do the same.

Induction improves staff retention

Written by Claire Bourne on . Posted in Glenside News

Glenside entrance

Over the past year, Glenside has reviewed and developed the induction process which has led to a positive effect on staff retention and the number of people welcomed to the business.

The induction training has been developed so that each new employee benefits from a dedicated induction period. Clinical staff receive six full days of classroom based training before working on the wards/units. This includes all mandatory training such as moving and handling; health and safety and management of actual and potential aggression training (MAPA), as well as specialist training regarding various aspects of brain injury from our therapy team.

“Use your head, wear a helmet!” safe cycling promotion continues apace

Written by Claire Bourne on . Posted in Glenside News

Following the launch in February of Glenside’s “safe cycling” campaign “Use your head, wear a helmet”, we have been delighted by the positive response from the Salisbury schools and wider community.

The Bemerton St John Year 6 pupils enjoyed their two day Bikeability course and were the first to benefit from the safe cycling promotional gifts, including spoke reflectors and stickers. Mr Alun Jones, head teacher at Bemerton St John, said that “cycle safety is vital”. Another member of staff commented that it was useful that the school had been given the cycle helmets as a resource, as one of the participants broke the strap on their own helmet and wouldn’t have been able to continue on the bikeability course, if the Glenside helmets hadn’t been immediately available.

Bikeability Bemerton St John