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Examples of Mental Health Projects:

Lead consultant in the "Recovery in Action" project with the Strategic Network for Mental Health.

Facilitate the development of a joint mental health strategy for older adults.

Development of a mental health service user involvement strategy.

Action Learning Sets for Ward Managers, CMHT Managers and Voluntary Sector Senior Managers.

Development and piloting of new learning materials for Mental Health and Employment staff.

Residential development programme for Practice Development Leads.

Facilitation of development events for a Local Implementation Team.

Organisational development programme to support a new Mental Heath Trust.

Development days for a new Crisis Team.

Awayday for low secure ward staff.

Nursing strategy planning day.

Facilitation of national Mental Health Acute Inpatient Practice Development Network.


Examples of other Health and Social Care Projects:

Coaching/mentoring of a Chief Officer in an organisation that provides services for older people. 

Commissioned and project managed significant contract changes in older peopel services required as aconsequence of personalisation, ensuring that day opportunties for older people with dementai were enhanced. 

Project managed the first phase of a major redesing of services for people with learning disabilities to respond to the need for individual budgets and decommissioning of residential care homes.

Project management of the implementation of Telecare in Brent. This included facilitation of awareness workshops and steering group and setting up the Brent Telecare SmartFlat.

Preparation of bid and project set up for a Partnership in Older People Project successful site in London.

Review of Day Services for Older People in a London borough.  

Establishment of new day centre for people with Alzheimer's.

Development programme for an Ambulance Service in the North West.

Investigation of alleged abuse in a learning disability service.

Development day for learning disability residential staff moving to community setting.

Consultancy for a community learning disability health team.

Examples of Housing Projects:

Service health checks, mock inspections and pre-inspection support for housing associations, ALMOs and local authorities, including assistance with preparing, developing and refining service action and improvement plans;

Coordination of a London Borough's round six ALMO bid;

Staff structure reviews for an established ALMO and two applicant ALMOs;

Assistance with consultation and project management of stock transfer of sheltered housing;

Development programme using open space technology for a registered Social Landlord in the South West;

Facilitation of multi-agency stakeholder event to review local Supporting People development;

Stakeholder consultation on development of housing related support for 16 and 17 year olds;

Input to service specification for use in New Partnerships in Affordable Housing programme;

Advising a large west country housing association on performance management improvements following Audit Commission inspection;

Advising a London Benchmarking Consortium on a peer review and inspection scheme;

Developing a housing service standard for use on an estate-by-estate basis for an inner London housing association;

Housing specialist input on Audit Commission District Comprehensive Performance Assessments: West Lancashire (October 2003); Watford (January 2004); Rochford (February 2004) Thanet (March 2004)and Babergh (September 2004);

Housing Inspectorate Service Inspections:- Sutton housing management (August 2003); Carrick ALMO (December 2003); Gateshead ALMO (Sept 2005); South Tyneside ALMO (February 2007); and principal housing inspector (team leader) on the following:- Derwentside R&M (January 2005); Dartford landlord services (February 2006); Riverside Housing Group housing services (May 2006); Chester and District HT landlord services (January 2007);

Islington street properties PFI pilot - housing service adviser and lead on payment mechanism (November 2001 October 2003).

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