At Silver Birch Care, our staff are highly skilled in identifying and responding to early indicators of physical and mental health issues.
All staff receive mandatory training to ensure they are able meet specific physical and mental health needs of all our young people, including (but not limited to):
- Safeguarding L2 and L3
- First Aid
- Food Safety and Hygiene Level 2
- Health and Safety Level 2
- Self-Harming Behaviours
- Child Protection
- Safeguarding Young People with Learning Disabilities
- Substance and alcohol misuse
- Sexual health and personal health
For example, the team at our Harrow unit supported one young person who had developed a bad cough by taking him to his local GP. The doctor fortunately concluded that it was just a minor virus due to the cold weather, advising him to drink hot water with honey and that he should return to normal health in 2-3 days.
Staff also supported him at an appointment with the optician, whom after several checks advised that his eyesight was perfectly fine.
They also accompanied him to a dental appointment. The dentist observed that the gaps between his teeth were too wide so could not be filled, and that he requires his tooth be removed. He will attend another appointment to review and also for further cleaning treatment.
Thank you to all our team who have supported this particular young person, as well as countless others so that they can live healthy and positive lives.