The first of the schools’s participating in Glenside’s Bikeability safe cycling campaign “Use your head..wear a helmet!” kicked off today.
Here the Bemerton St John Junior school, year 6 pupils line up at the start of their Bikeability training which teaches school pupils the necessary skills to ride confidently on today’s roads.
Glenside takes the continuous improvement of quality and governance very seriously, and therefore, several quality initiatives are currently underway.
Lauren Knight, Glenside’s Quality & Patient Safety Lead, said “Our focus on quality and governance, supported by a learning culture has all contributed to a “Good” overall rating from the CQC.
Service users within our complex neuro-rehabilitation homes benefit from high nurse to service user ratios, with SMART assessments and ongoing SMART treatment programmes to ensure their care plans are personally developed and monitored to ensure they achieve their individual goals.
The Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique (SMART) is a unique standardised assessment used to support people with disorders of consciousness following severe brain injury and can be used across the broad spectrum diagnosis of Vegetative State and Minimally Conscious State. SMART has been designed to fully explore any pre-diagnostic conditions which may impact on the person’s ability to demonstrate their full potential, elicits behavioural responses to a comprehensive range of stimuli in the SMART formal assessment and fully investigate the family/teams’ observations of the person.
Cycle helmets have been around since 1975 and wearing a cycle helmet has been encouraged by cyclists as a key element of road safety since the 1980’s. As a provider of neuro-rehabilitation services, Glenside has always encouraged our staff to wear a cycle helmet, as we sometimes need to provide rehabilitation and care to individual’s with a brain injury, resulting from a cycling accident.
As an extension of this policy, Glenside decided to launch a campaign, working with Stonehenge Cycles, to provide cycle helmets to local Salisbury schools participating in the Bikeability Training course, managed by Wiltshire Council.