Thursday 27 June 2019

Diabetic training

These are photographs of residents on Camphill Milton Keynes doing Diabetic training at the Chrysalis Theatre.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.
There are 2 main types of diabetes:

Type 1 diabetes - where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.

Type 2 diabetes - where the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or the body's cells don't react to insulin.

Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.

If you're diagnosed with diabetes, you'll need to eat healthily, take regular exercise and carry out regular blood tests to ensure your blood glucose levels stay balanced.
Alex Fox

Thursday 20 June 2019

Quiz Night

On Wednesday 29th May, there was Quiz Night at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes.
Each team appointed a captain. We were not allowed to call out the answers and mobile phones had to be switched of. Some of the residents who took part in the quiz contributed questions.
Papers had to be marked at the end by another team. Staff were allowed to help although residents had to try and answer first.
Sunwood House won this event and the prize was a £50 Amazon card.
Alex Fox

Thursday 13 June 2019

Community Assembly

These are photographs of residents and staff of Camphill Milton Keynes having a Community Assembly at the Chrysalis Theatre on Tuesday 14th May.
Alex Fox

Thursday 6 June 2019

Safeguarding Course

These are photographs of residents of Camphill Milton Keynes taking part in a Safeguarding couse at the Chrysalis Theatre.
Safeguarding is a term used in the United Kingdom and Ireland to denote measures to protect the health, well-being and human rights of individuals, which allow people - especially children, young people and vulnerable adults - to live free from abuse, harm and neglect.
Adults in need of safeguarding help are generally elderly and frail, and either live alone or in care homes with little support from family members. They may have mental health issues, a physical disability or learning difficulties. Professional carers ideally focus on empowerment, protection, prevention, proportionate responses, partnership and accountability to safeguard vulnerable adults. In Birmingham and the West Midlands, the term 'adults at risk' is preferred over 'vulnerable adults'.
The Care Act 2014 introduced new legislation regarding safeguarding vulnerable adults. The Act sets out a legal framework for how local authorities and other organisations should react to suspicion of abuse or neglect.
A key part of safeguarding work is assessment.
Professionals conducting assessments of families where neglect is taking place are said sometimes to make the error of not asking the right questions, such as:
  • Is neglect occurring?
  • Why is neglect occurring?
  • What is the situation like for the child?
  • Are improvements in the family likely to be sustained?
  • What needs to be done to ensure the long-term safety of the child?
Alex Fox