Enablement partnership year one

Successes of 1st Year of The Partnership

The Enablement Partnership reached their one year anniversary in March 2019.  Below we will highlight two key areas where the partnership has made an impact in the past year.

Peer Working:

  • Increase in numbers of Peer Staff: Number of Peer Workers employed by BEH increased from 8 to 24.
  • Banding Development: Peer Worker roles in BEH changed to start at Band 3 (up from Band 2) to meet national best practice and the London Living Wage.
  • Workforce Integration: Workforce staff member now officially overseeing Peer recruitment, integrating the recruitment and training of peers further into BEH systems.
  • HR systems development: Peer recruitment now tracked through TRAC system, Band 3 and 4 Peer Job Descriptions created.
  • Successful promotion locally: Over 100 attendees at Peer Recruitment Event in March 2018.
  • Successful promotion nationally: BEH Peer programme now linked into national Peer networks promoting best practice including IMROC, STPs, national development of a Peer Apprenticeship Trailblazer.
  • Infrastructure development for peers: Introduction of supportive infrastructure for Peers including monthly Peer-to-Peer supervision, in-house training, Wellness at Work plans, Peer information pack
  • Infrastructure development for managers: Regular group supervision for managers of peer workers, Employing Peer Worker information packs for managers, team training for teams getting ready to welcome Peer workers. 

Co-production:

  • PTSD Peer Support Group – In partnership with Mind in Haringey, we supported the creation of a co-produced community PTSD Peer Support group for people who are discharged or on waiting lists at the PTSD service. This enabling resource has created a sustainable support network which empowers people to manage their wellbeing. The group has a regular attendance of 10+ people
  • Barnet CAMHS Transformation - We worked with CAMHS to engage young people, parents and carers throughout their transformation process, and further plans for on-going co-production with people who use their services.
  • Pulmonary Rehab Peer Support – We consulted a group of people using the PR about Peer Support proposals and feedback was incorporated into the design of the job role. The service is soon to recruit a new respiratory peer support Worker.
  • Adult ADHD Awareness Project – We are working with the Barnet Adult ADHD and people who currently use their service to co-produce a campaign to raise awareness of Adult ADHD provide a platform for them to have their voices and stories as whole people heard.
  • Dialog+ in Finsbury Ward and Somerset Villa - Dialog+ is a tool that was coproduced with people using services in ELFT. The Dialog+ tool facilitates the creation of a care plan that is truly co-produced between clinician and the person using services.