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Marvellous Care – Locker 5

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Locker 5 Carers: The Triangle of Care   Brief Description: A fantastic resource for realising how important carers are and how best you can work with them.  We’re very fortunate to have the endorsement of the wonderful Alan Worthington who penned the Triangle of Care and is a full on Star Wards fan!   What […]

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Marvellous Care – Locker 4

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Locker 4 Aids to communication (Various)   Brief Description We’ve mentioned communication already, but here in the locker room you may have more time to absorb the resources at your leisure. The list is from various sources, so mooch away and you’re sure to find something useful!   Communication for Person Centred Planning: “It is […]

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Marvellous Care – Locker 3

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Locker 3 Supporting Complex Needs: A practical guide for support staff working with people with a learning disability who have mental health needs: Turning Point/The ESTIA Centre   Brief Description: A detailed and amazingly good general guide. Also easy to read.   What they say themselves! “This document provides guidance on supporting people with a […]

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Marvellous Care -Locker 2

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Locker 2 Provision of mental health care for adults who have a learning disability: RCN Guidance   Brief Description: A fab and brief general guide. Great place to start and easy to read.   What they say themselves! “This publication provides guidance for nurses and nursing students in mental health services in delivering high quality […]

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Marvellous Care – Locker 1

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Locker 1 Green light for mental health: how good are your mental health services for people with learning disabilities? A service improvement toolkit   Brief Description: A benchmark for good services in two parts – A and B. Part B Section 2 has a survey of in-patient patient care.   What they say themselves! “Green […]

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Marvellous Care – The Dressing Room

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  The dressing room. A haven. A place of rest and recuperation. A place to mull over victories won and ponder on the missed opportunities. A place to store your valuables while the game is on and get some refreshment during breaks. Nello was king of the Stoke City dressing room. Making people laugh, lightening […]

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Marvellous Game Plan Sheets

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Marvellous Care – The (Game) Plan

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Nello knows the necessity of a plan and the courage to put it into action. It’s helped him to drink sherry with royalty, enjoy dinner at the House of Commons, play the clown in a circus, play football for Stoke City, wave to crowds from the launch of the Boat Race and ride in the […]

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Marvellous Care – The Warm Up

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Before any exertion it’s important to warm up your muscles, ready your body, fire your heart. Think of Linford Christie or Usain Bolt staring down the track at the start of a race. They call this “getting in the zone”, and it’s about getting focused on being the best they can be. We think the […]

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You might be wondering – what difference does Star Wards actually make to mental health wards? It’s a question we continuously ask ourselves, to make sure that we are having a positive impact. Well, we have over 800 wards signed up to receive our resources and, in the past, we have had Star Wards independently evaluated. A micro-summary of what our users have said is that wards who tried Star Wards ideas had:

This is not about us, it is about people like you. These improvements are down to your hard work. And you can check our newsletters for wards doing amazing things right now. So we are told we do help you make a difference – and we want to get better and be here to help you in the future. So, join up, join in and let us know your wonderful ideas – and if you can donate to us or fundraise for us, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can donate on the website or discuss fundraising by e-mailing here. Thank you for all you do.