Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Support

A new start

Little was known about Jim when the initial project team first met him in May 2012. There was very brief information as to his level of ability—but nothing about him as a person. The person introduced to the support team on that first meeting at Alvernia House was a physically imposing man. The Muiríosa team were feeling apprehensive, as indeed was Jim...

Models of support: The early foundations

First, let’s get a few things straight. Language! Language is important. It reflects attitudes and values—respect, or disrespect, ownership and control. It can also, if we’re careful, capture exactly what we mean. ‘Models of care’ is a common term in our sector, but care tends to be associated with minding children and minding people when they are sick or...