About Restore2Mini™

Due to unforeseen technical issues, if you sent us an email about attending a Restore2 Mini and STOMP session before the 1st of July, we may not have received it. Our technical issues have now been resolved and we would invite you to contact us again by emailing Restore2@thera.co.uk . We apologise for any inconvenience caused

About RESTORE2™ Mini and STOMP

Background

RESTORE2™ is a tool that was developed by NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group in collaboration with the Wessex Academic Health Science Network for the social care sector.

It was originally designed to support care homes and health professionals to:

  • Recognise when someone may be deteriorating or at risk of physical deterioration
  • Act appropriately according to the resident’s care plan to protect and manage the resident
  • Obtain a complete set of physical observations to inform escalation and conversations with health professionals
  • Speak with the most appropriate health professional in a timely way to get the right support
  • Provide a concise escalation history to health professionals to support their professional decision making.

Whilst it worked well in settings that benefited from trained medical staff such as in care homes for elderly people, it was not as effective in promoting positive health outcomes for people with a learning disability. It was recognised that support staff often do not have medical knowledge or training and can only put forward the soft signs of illness.

When West Hampshire CCG sought to expand RESTORE2 Mini to include paid carers, they engaged specialist support providers, which included the Thera Trust in a pilot scheme.

During the pilot we developed three ‘RESTORE2™ Mini’ trainers who delivered 36 training sessions to groups of 4-15 participants reaching a total of 228 carers.

The RESTORE2™ Mini and STOMP project at Thera

RESTORE2™ Mini has been developed to give support workers – and people’s wider circle of support – the confidence that soft signs of illness are valid signs of a person’s health deteriorating and becoming unwell.

STOMP is a national project involving many different organisations which are helping to stop the overuse of psychotropic medicines. People with a learning disability, autism or both are more likely to be given these medicines than other people. STOMP is about helping people to stay well and have a good quality of life.

As part of this project, we have trained a group of Super Trainers who will run training sessions for staff to raise awareness of the STOMP pledge and to champion the RESTORE2™ Mini project around the country. Some of these Super Trainers will be people with a learning disability, using their own lived experience to advocate for people and to challenge the use of psychotropic medication. The project will last six months from March to September 2022.

You can contact Restore2@thera.co.uk to find out more, or register your interest in attending a Restore2mini and STOMP session with Thera