EVE Larine Hub Mission Statement

EVE Larine, as part of the community of Maynooth, offer a person centered service that promotes well-being for all through the work ordered day and leisure activities in an environment of respect, dignity and equality. 

EVE Larine Vision Statement
EVE Larine is committed to the Recovery Model which promotes an optimistic viewpoint of the capacity for recovery towards positive mental health.  This pursuit of health and well-being by participants will be facilitated through the development and provision of hope inspired recovery oriented programmes and services.

Participant Representative Group Mission Statement

We want to see fair play and be a voice for the rest of the group.
What recovery means for us in our centre
We see recovery as an optimistic approach for recovery towards positive mental health.  People can and do recover from mental ill health and go on to live purposeful lives, with or without medication.  The participants in our centre are in the process of their own recovery, encouraged to take responsibility for themselves, actively involved in their own treatment and participating in the running of the centre.  As staff, we need to believe in people so that they can believe in themselves and have hope for the future.  People can and do help and support each other.  This will lead us to a recovery community.

What opportunities Wellness offers us in our Centre

Wellness is a dynamic state of well-being where people value themselves and feel good about themselves.  For some, it is a state of contentment with their present situation.  It can also be a more positive force which empowers people to plan for the future and take the necessary steps to achieve goals.  Wellness helps us to care about ourselves, to care about others, to make positive contributions to the home, the centre and the communities in which we live and work.
The current programme includes the following:
Core Activities
Garden Centre: Emphasis on community integration
Kitchen/Dining Room:             Tea/coffee with hot scones, 3-course lunch, afternoon tea.
                                                Includes nutrition, health and hygiene
                                                Compliant with HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control                                                  Point) regulations
Art/Craft/Ceramics                 Emphasis on personal creativity and group work, includes                                                    participation in exhibitions/St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
ILS & PD,WRAP concepts,           These programmes are currently running. These
Wellness program
                                                        form an important part of our PD/Personal Development
                                                        Programme (the venue for this program is Cherry Lodge)
Sessional Activities
Self-Care                                 A popular hands on session, informative and relaxing.
Media Group                          The media group engage in all forms of media/photography/movies/music videos all involving the  use of cameras used by our participants, each participant is responsible for the equipment and the safe use of same.
Physical Activities
Walk                                        Most days after lunch
Bowling                                  Occasionally, in XL Bowl, Palmerstown
PAL                                        A gentle exercise session with games, held in The Mill,                                                         Celbridge
Rep Group                              Meet once per month

As part of a health-care organisation, EVE is committed to promoting the health of the participants and staff in our services. Smoking is one of the leading causes of death and illness and we have an obligation to everyone to address this critical public health issue. In line with national HSE policy, EVE plans to implement a Tobacco Free Campus as of the 1st July 2015 initially for staff. This policy covers all areas of EVE campus/buildings, entrances, doorways, car parks et...c.
The policy will apply initially to staff and external contractors. We are not asking employees to stop smoking – however the policy will require employees who smoke to refrain from smoking during their hours of work, both on and off campus.
We realise that this change may be difficult for people who smoke, and we are announcing the policy now in order to give everyone sufficient time to prepare for this change. We will actively support all staff in this regard. We have a range of smoking cessation support services (ref: www.QUIT.ie website, the National Smokers' Quitline 1850 201 203 and the 'You Can Quit Facebook page and resources from the Health Promotion website) and would encourage all smokers to avail of these. Information sessions will be held in all EVE centre’s to communicate details of the policy and discuss the local implementation plan.
Participants/members who smoke will also require support to manage their addiction while attending our service. It is our intention to address their individual needs through the Person-Centred Planning process. We will help make the transition to a tobacco free campus easier by providing information to potential participants/members about our tobacco free policy prior to joining the service; screening/early identification of nicotine dependant individuals, and provision of smoking cessation support during their time in the service. Upon leaving the service, participants/members can avail of continued support from the HSE’s cessation services, their local GP or Pharmacist.
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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
All adults have the right to be safe and to live a life free from abuse.  All persons are entitled to this right, regardless of their circumstances. It is the responsibility of EVE Larine Hub, to ensure that, “service users are treated with respect and dignity, have their welfare promoted and receive support in an environment in which every effort is made to promote welfare and to prevent abuse”. Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures.
In December 2014, the HSE launched its safeguarding policy for older persons or persons with a disability that, as a result of physical or intellectual impairment, may be at risk of abuse.

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse - National Policy and Procedures, which applies to EVE services, outlines a number of principles to promote the welfare of vulnerable people and safeguard them from abuse.  These include a requirement that all EVE services must have a publicly declared “No Tolerance” approach to any form of abuse and must promote a culture which supports this ethos.

Some of the principles underpinning the policy include:

·         Respect for human rights;

·         person centred approached to care and services;

·         Promotion of advocacy;

·         Respect for confidentially;

·         Empowerment of individuals; and

·         A collaborative approach. 
There are a number of different types of abuse.

·         Physical Abuse includes slapping, hitting, pushing, kicking, restraint or inappropriate sanctions.

·         Sexual Abuse includes rape and sexual assault, or sexual acts to which the vulnerable person has not consented, or could not consent, or into which he or she was compelled to consent.

·         Psychological Abuse includes emotional abuse, threats of harm or abandonment, deprivation of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, isolation, or withdrawal from services or supportive networks.

·         Financial or Material Abuse includes theft, fraud, exploitation; pressure in connection with wills, property, inheritance or financial transactions; or the misuse or misappropriation of property, possessions or benefits.

·         Institutional Abuse includes poor standards of care, rigid routines or inadequate responses to complex needs.

·         Neglect and Acts of Omission includes ignoring medical or physical care needs, failure to provide access to appropriate health, social or educational services, the withholding of the necessities of life such as adequate nutrition and/or heating.

·         Discriminatory Abuse includes ageism, racism, sexism, that based on a person’s disability and other forms of harassment, slurs or similar treatment.

All vulnerable people have a right to be protected against abuse and to have any concerns regarding abusive experiences addressed.  They have a right to be treated with respect and to feel safe.  If anyone has a concern about abuse or neglect of a vulnerable person in an EVE Service, they should report it to the service manager, a health care professional (e.g. public health nurse, physiotherapist, GP etc.) or the Safeguarding and Protection Teams.
In addition, the HSE has appointed a confidential recipient who will receive and report concerns of abuse or neglect in confidence.  The confidential recipient is Ms. Leigh Gath and she can be contacted by email on leigh.gath@crhealth.ie or LoCall 1890 1000 14.  

A National Office was established in December 2005 in accordance with the HSE’s Social Care Division Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse National Policy & Procedures.  The core function of the office is to oversee the implementation, monitoring, review and ongoing evaluation of the Safeguarding Policy as well as coordinating development and roll out of safeguarding training. 

The HSE are one of the agencies involved in the National Safeguarding Committee which launched a Strategic Plan 2017-2021 to guide its work to safeguard vulnerable adults over the next five years on Tuesday 20th Dec. The Committee is a multi-agency and inter-sectoral body independently chaired by Patricia Rickard-Clarke, a solicitor and former Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission. The ongoing work of the committee can be viewed on its newly launched website - Safeguarding Committee Website.

Email: safeguarding.socialcare@hse.ieTel:  061 461 165 (9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday) or the HSE Information Line on 1850 24 1850 (8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Saturday).





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