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Health, Work and Training Programmes

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Creative Minds

 

 

Purple Patch is a creative partner of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. As a partner we are part of a growing infrastructure of community organisations who are working with the local NHS to provide creative projects for people who use Trust services. We deliver weekly projects which people with learning disabilities who have an additional mental health need can be referred to by the trust and we also work alongside the trust to develop accessible action research about their innovative ‘Recovery College’ model works for people with learning disabilities

 

 

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Feel Good – Health Education Programme

 

 

We’ve been funded by Leeds South and East CCG to develop and pilot a  6 week long education programme for people with learning disabilities. The programme will use a creative and interactive approach to cover topics such as weight management, healthy eating, improving mental health and attending annual health checks. Running alongside the education programme we’ll also deliver accredited training to staff who support people accessing healthcare. The pilot will be independently evaluated by academics from  the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds.

 

 

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Building Better Opportunities

 

 

The Action Towards Inclusion project, part of Building Better Opportunities, aims to provide support to the most disadvantaged groups in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding who are furthest from the labour market and who experience significant barriers to work. We’ll be working with people who attend our Harrogate, Skipton and Selby Lifelong Learning Programmes, using a specifically designed creative workbook to find out more about their hopes and dreams, and to identify the steps they need to take to reach them.

 

 

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European Social Funding

 

 

We’ve delivered a number of programmes funded by ESF through the Skills Funding Agency, aimed at removing barriers to education and training. Our current ESF programme is working with groups in and around Harrogate, Skipton and Selby Libraries, using sensory stories to increase confidence, communication and life skills.

 

 

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Feel Good – Health Education Programme

 

 

We were funded by Leeds South and East CCG to develop and pilot a health education programme for people with learning disabilities. The programme uses a creative and interactive approach to cover topics such as weight management, healthy eating, improving mental health and attending annual health checks. The pilot was independently evaluated by academics from the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. Following from the success of the pilot we’re now running the programme in Calderdale, with funding from Calderdale CCG, and in York and Selby with funding from Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Innovation Fund.

 

 

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