Restore2Mini was designed to help Support Workers and families/carers to recognise soft signs of illness in people with a learning disability, giving them tools and confidence to advocate for their health.
According to the London King’s College LeDeR 2021 report, 49% of all deaths in people with a learning disability were deemed to be avoidable. Restore2Mini was created to give people the tools to advocate for them or their loved ones’ health.
“It’s about advocating for people we support” – Oliver and Jay from The Camden Society
The training has been delivered to many across the Thera Group and beyond, with the results showing the value of Restore2Mini in recognising soft signs of illness.
The statistics following the training show an increase in confidence.
- 97.9% were quite or very confident with spotting if someone is unwell.
- 96.8% were quite or very confident with contacting the right health services.
- 95.3% were quite or very confident with speaking up to medical decision makers during appointments.
- 90.3% were quite or very confident with challenging decisions made by medical professionals.
- 96.5% were quite or very confident with asking about medication.
Since delivering the training, people feel quite or very confident to speak up during medical appointments and asking questions relating to medication.
Following the training, people have begun to use the SBARD tool which is a key part within Restore2Mini:
The questions in the tool prompted everyone to step back and think about what was happening and what soft signs he might be showing, in terms of both physical and mental health. It helped give his staff team the confidence to speak up, ask questions and raise concerns. This allowed them to identify what was normal for him and what was concerning now, as well as potential triggers for this.
Following the success of the Restore2Mini’s launch, Thera Trust have developed an E-learning module on the Learning and Management system with all staff now completing the Restore2Mini training.
Andrew Bright, one of the Project Leads for Restore2Mini, said:
I want to help save lives, and I think the training does that really well.