Beacon believe that Social Care is an essential public service that provides day-to-day care and support where needed, to enable people to live full and active lives. We believe that high levels of emotional, psychological and social wellbeing are essential components of flourishing mental health.
To work in partnership with individuals and systems to cultivate their capacity for creativity, care, compassion, realism and resilience. To promote and support the recovery of hope and ambition for flourishing mental health.
Providing a Mental Health and Social Care service that is based on personalisation and recovery.
Providing comprehensive, innovative and evidence-based social care and quality professional service delivery.
Acknowledging the uniqueness of the individual.
Promoting and sustaining independence, wellbeing and social inclusion.
Supporting people to exercise choice and control over their lives, including focusing on safety and risk-taking, not merely minimising risk.
Understanding and valuing diversity and difference.
Promoting honesty in all relationships internal and external.
Promoting partnership with service users, carers, volunteers, staff, health professionals and other external agencies in the planning, development, evaluation and monitoring of services.
The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA)
Niamh’s mental health and learning disability services
are subject to RQIQ quality assurance inspections. Below are some comments from
RQIA Inspection Reports from across these services:
observations of care practices found that service users were treated with
dignity, kindness and respect. Discussions with staff reflected a person
centred approach is used with service users.
with service users concluded the quality of their lives has improved
significantly as a result of attendance. Many said the ongoing support from
staff and friendships with their peers helps them to maintain good mental
health and coping mechanisms.
visits were carried out regularly and the reports showed that the quality of
the centres operations was examined in details. Monitoring reports were of a
and a volunteer expressed very positive views of the quality and the range of
training provided by Niamh. Members who met with the inspector unanimously
expressed positive views on the help and support that they gained from the
in support plans were mainly written from the perspective of the individual
member, giving the plan a strong sense of belonging to the member, while also
facilitating the recognition of achievement when an objective is reached.
Expected outcomes were clearly stated, as were actions required to achieve
outcomes. The effective use of this constructive model is commendable.
manager and staff are commended for their continuing commitment to involving
members in the running of the centre, and to seeking developmental
opportunities, including funding, for the various projects and activities that
contribute to this high quality service.
centre was judged to be providing excellent, compassionate care.