Entries by Amy Johnson

Sexual Health Week: spotlight on RSE

To celebrate Sexual Health Week, Spectrum is spotlighting Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) and exploring ways that we can support teachers, parents and young people in recognising the value of RSE. We believe passionately that everyone has the right to learn about relationships and sex education in a safe and supportive environment, where they feel able […]

Raising awareness of CSE: our early intervention Programme

Spectrum’s Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) team are finalists in the 2020 Patient Safety Awards, which will take place in November. The team were shortlisted in the “Education and Training” category for their new CSE Respect Programme, which offers 1:1 and group support for vulnerable young people who have risk factors for child sexual exploitation […]

Spectrum leads Wakefield WY-FI

​​​​​​​After receiving 12 months of funding through Wakefield Council, Spectrum is now leading Wakefield WY-FI. ​​​ What is WY-FI? West Yorkshire: Finding Independence (WYFI) launched in 2014, aiming to support vulnerable people who faced barriers in accessing services. Originally funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the project linked agencies across the county to help […]

Inspiring Recovery receives a “Good” rating from CQC inspectors

Inspiring Recovery, the Wakefield substance misuse service, has been rated “Good” across all five quality standards assessed by the Care Quality Commission. The substance misuse service is delivered by Turning Point in partnership with Spectrum and was inspected by the CQC in November 2019. In their official report, inspectors praised the service for involving clients […]

Inspectors praise ‘dramatic’ improvements in HMP Liverpool

HMP Liverpool has been praised for ‘remarkable improvements’ in a new report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP). The encouraging report follows on from an announced inspection in September last year – the prison’s first since it was criticised for overcrowding and poor living conditions in 2017. Praising Liverpool for ‘a remarkable achievement’ over […]

North Yorkshire Horizons is rated “Outstanding” by CQC

North Yorkshire Horizons is now officially rated as “Outstanding” overall by the Care Quality Commission. The drug and alcohol recovery service, commissioned by North Yorkshire County Council, received the coveted accreditation following an inspection in August of the Humankind treatment element of the contract.The clinical component of the service, run by Spectrum Community Health CIC, […]

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service nominated for the HSJ Awards!

Spectrum’s Alcohol Liaison Service has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Awards, which will take place in London on 6th November. Reaching the final stages of the awards is a fantastic achievement for our nurse-led ALS Service, which supports patients in Pinderfields Hospital to learn about safer drinking and reduce their risk of alcohol-related […]