The objectives of the Wellbeing staff are to:
- educate and support the students to access appropriate local primary health services outside of the college
- teach students about their own physical health and wellbeing needs
- ensure person-centred care is provided throughout their college journey
- provide annual flu vaccinations [for those who qualify]; routine blood tests and annual health checks.
The Wellbeing Centre currently holds a weekly GP Clinic. The nurses will triage the students prior to the appointment and other applicable therapy services as part of the independent living skills programme, which are booked via appointment only.
The Wellbeing Team
We have a team of qualified nurses and a skilled health support worker all experienced in delivering care to students. The team have specialised nursing skills in both the general and learning disability field. At the start of college each student is provided with a named nurse who will support them throughout their college journey. Nurses will form part of the multi-disciplinary team and attend student review meetings to ensure students receive a high standard of holistic care.
During one-to-one sessions with their named nurse, students receive regularly updated:
- personalised action plans
- health passports
- appropriate easy-read care plans
All of which will be regularly up-dated and reviewed.
The Wellbeing Centre Team includes:
Health and wellbeing in residences
The Wellbeing Centre offers support to residential care staff in the delivery of student medications alongside advice and support regarding general health and wellbeing queries. The Wellbeing staff team deliver regular and appropriate training to all care staff. This ensures knowledge and confidence is gained and care staff are empowered to distribute a quality standard of care to students. Alongside this the Wellbeing team complete applicable audits and review policies to ensure practices remain current and effective.
Our Opening Hours
We are open Monday to Friday throughout term time. A qualified nurse is on-call during out of hours for any queries which may arise within the residencies, during term time only (with the exception of Acorns).
Each of the students has a named nurse (based on their residence):