Wednesday, 16 May 2018

It started with a tweet...

Mary Dearing writes:

Earlier this year Jane Wray was contacted via Twitter by Hull and East Yorkshire Probation Service. Each year all Probation Services nationally are required to obtain feedback on their service from those who access it. From their experience, although the survey is intended to be anonymous, many of their service users have difficulties with literacy, learning difficulties or a learning disability. It was therefore agreed that as an Alternative Practice experience year 2, student nurses (learning disability) would be given the opportunity to work on making the survey more accessible by making it easy read. Four students took up this opportunity (Zoe Graham, Jassmine Hillson, Amelia Johnson and Katie Taylor). The students spent their Alternative Practice week working on the project supervised by year 3 student Andy Croft who had previously been nominated for a Hull Daily Mail award for developing an accessible information handbook for prisoners to have on arrival to prison.

At the end of the week the students presented their work to Sonja Harrison, Senior Probation Officer with some recommendations for implementation. The next stage will be for the Probation Service to pilot the survey with their service users, it will then be presented to a national board and if accepted, could be rolled out nationally.

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