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James Ratcliffe

Posted on Friday 10 January 2014

James Ratcliffe has lived in Belfast with his parents Kathleen and Clive since he was 16. He has severe autism and no verbal communication. James and his parents are supported by our Adult Placement Service and he stays regularly at our Short Break Service. Since this story was recorded, Kathleen has sadly passed away.

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Brian Beattie

Posted on Friday 10 January 2014

Brian Beattie lived in Bangor and was supported by our East Coast Supported Living Service. He came to Positive Futures from Muckamore Abbey Hospital with his brother Bruce. Brian sadly passed away on 28 January 2014. Bruce died in November 2012. Bruce and Brian were an important part of the life of the East Coast Service and we are happy to be able to remember Brian with a smile when we listen to this recording.

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Brian’s story


Mary Lynch

Posted on Friday 10 January 2014

Mary Lynch, who has Down’s Syndrome, lives near Rosslea in Fermanagh. Mary and her family were supported by our Lakeland Families Service.

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Mary’s story


RQIA Inspections 2013–14

Posted on Tuesday 07 January 2014

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) is the independent body responsible for monitoring and inspecting the quality of health and social care services in Northern Ireland and encouraging improvements in the quality of these services. Please find below inspection reports for Positive Futures for 2013–14.

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Crescent SBS 140213
Crescent SLS 220413
East Coast SLS 030613
FMAPS 190913
FMAPS 240113
Lakeland SLS 160513
Magherafelt SLS 160513
Sperrin SLS 280513
Windermere SLS 070213
Summary of RQIA Findings 2013–14 (Easy Read)
Ards Peninsula SLS 151013
Cookstown SLS 260913
Windermere SLS 240213
Wheatfield SBS 121113
Wheatfield SBS 150114
Wheatfield SBS 110314
Lakeland SLS 180913


Your Voice Counts (Annual Consultation Exercise) 2013

Posted on Tuesday 07 January 2014

This year we completed our fifth Annual Consultation Exercise (ACE) with our key stakeholders: the people we support, family members / carers and HSC Trust staff. The comprehensive feedback gained through this process will be used to improve our Services.

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ACE Report Easy Read 2013


Volunteer Survey 2013

Posted on Tuesday 07 January 2014

Positive Futures places a very high value on its volunteers and the contribution they make to supporting people with a learning disability. Volunteers bring fresh energy and vitality, a wide range of skills, rich life experience and expertise to our Organisation. The survey aims to gain a greater understanding of volunteer’s perceptions across a range of topics.

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Volunteer Survey Report 2013


Staff Survey 2013

Posted on Tuesday 07 January 2014

Learning from staff feedback is essential for Positive Futures’ continued development as a learning Organisation. The Staff Survey gives all staff an opportunity to provide the Organisation with valuable feedback on a range of work related topics.

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Staff Survey Report 2013


Our Managing Director’s Elfy Living Challenge

Posted on Tuesday 07 January 2014

For 9 days in December, Paul Roberts, our Managing Director, swapped his suits and ties for the challenge of dressing and living as an elf.

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Our Managing Director’s Elfy Living Challenge

Lisburn Families Service put their best foot forward

Posted on Monday 06 January 2014

The Lisburn Families Walking Group started off the New Year on a healthy note with a bracing New Year Winter Walk on Friday 3 January.

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Lisburn Families Service put their best foot forward

Meet Brian Beattie

Posted on Saturday 14 December 2013