A team of professional staff operate an individual person centred approach to supporting individuals through their work and training activities at Midstream. All staff engage with clients to encourage health, well being & healthy eating and to promote inclusion & social interaction.
Qualified teachers and work place assessors progress individuals to achieve nationally recognised City & Guilds qualifications, whilst at the same time, health and personal care needs are met by qualified nurses and care assistants.
Specialist enabling care support for clients with mobility impairment is available or communication support for individual clients by staff members who hold British Sign Language qualifications is also available.
Most clients at Midstream work comfortably within small groups and supporting staff ratios are generally high. However, some individuals may need to be supported on a higher level, including one to one support for clients with high personal care needs or specialist interventions such as epilepsy management.
Some may have toileting needs, be dependant upon prescribed medications or require epilepsy rescue medication, all of which can be provided at Midstream.
Quite often our staff are multi trained / qualified e.g. a workplace instructor may also be a qualified nurse.
All our teaching, nursing and care staff undertake continued professional development.
All midstream staff hold satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure reports & checks from the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).