Lesley Walton - ST-ACS PBS Programme LeadLesley Walton is an experienced, senior, BILD accredited PBS facilitator. Lesley will provide active support to the lead trainer in the delivery of this programme.
The resourcing of relevant current information, planning and delivery of bespoke courses. She has good IT skills and uses them to design dynamic courses, in response to current good practice.
Lesley has been actively involved in the tender process, ensuring all information given is relevant to the aims and outcomes required by the client, and complies with current thinking. She has compiled accurate forward thinking lesson plans. She has taken this through to the delivery element, compiling hand out information to reinforce the candidates learning.
Lesley has facilitated train the trainer courses, using a unique candidate assessment and risk assessment tool, both in St Anne’s and in partner organisations. She is also lead facilitator on Lone working/personal safety courses, along with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), Introduction to PBS and PBS refresher courses.
Lesley supports St Anne’s and our external clients in responding to services where a particular client may be displaying challenging or distressing behaviour. She will visit the service, look at behaviours, incidents occurred and risk assessments and support the service in putting a risk management plan in place, this may include identifying further training.
Lesley is extremely competent in ensuring that the PBS administration is correct and up to date. This includes the completion of all paperwork involved in the delivery of courses, compiling certificates, invoicing and filing.
Prior to Lesley working as a full time PBS instructor she spent 2 years working in the learning disability sector and 9 years in the homeless sector, working with people presenting with addictions and/or mental health issues. This has given her valuable first hand experience of working with the challenges which diverse groups may present with. Lesley used a person centred approach to ensure that the changing wants and needs of the service user were supported at all times and she has carried this through to her facilitating courses. She responds to the different learning needs of candidates appropriately and enthusiastically.
Lesley has been responsible for the development and delivery of many external programmes including the BPSD. Lesley engages with groups and shows the empathy and understanding required to deliver the sensitive materials included in our training.
Matthew Jones - ST-ACS PBS TrainerAfter completing his BSc Psychology (Hons) Matthew joined St Anne’s Community Services in 2012. Since then Matthew has supported individuals in a variety of support settings across Leeds, Kirklees and Calderdale including outreach, supported living and residential services.
Matthew currently works as a deputy manager within Bradford Supported Living Services providing support to individuals within their own homes in the community.
Matthew joined the Positive Behaviour Support in 2015 following his involvement in a newly established forensic mental health service. As a developing instructor Matthew has been involved with delivering training within St Anne’s and had the opportunity to work with external organisations.
Matthew was involved with the development of support plans and bespoke training around significant self-harming behaviours and played a key role in the work that culminated in the receipt of the Special Award for Outstanding Practice at the BILD 2017 Leadership Awards.
Victoria Hull - ST-ACS PBS TrainerVicky has worked with adults and children with learning disabilities for over 10 years. Vicky joined the positive behaviour support team 4 years ago as a domiciliary care support worker supporting adults within the community and their own homes after realising there must be a better way to support clients when they are in crisis, since then she has been working as a deputy manager of one residential service and two supported living services for adults with learning difficulties, behaviours that challenge, complex needs and end of life care based in Leeds. Vicky has been a PBS instructor alongside both roles with in St Anne’s Community Services and has successfully embedded PBS plans into her services for particular clients. In January 2019 Vicky became part of the ST-ACS PBS team on a fulltime basis.
Vicky has worked with a varying range of clients and is passionate in how to support staff to support the clients to move their lives forward.
A quote form a parent “Vicky has supported my son and his team to work on a behaviour plan which has changed everyone’s life I’ve seen him do things I never thought he would do, my son can present with a range of behaviours of concern and these challenges were looked into how the risk could be lowered in situations and the weird and wonderful de-escalation techniques for the team to use which work for my son and giving them the confidence to use them before my son goes into crisis. I can not thank her enough for the work she has put in to make his and our lives better”.
Vicky has completed her adult teaching diploma and is now looking into applied behaviour analysis.
ST-ACS PBS is our team identity and our new brand name. We use a flexible, holistic and continuum approach focusing on four phases we call primary, secondary, responsive and recovery to support distressed, confused and challenging clients.