Our staff are involved with a wide range of other organisations and projects and these collaborations give that added extra to our education provision.
The Prince's Trust is a UK charity that helps young people overcome barriers and get their lives working. Lecturer Barbara Hastings-Asatourian provides mentoring support for hard to reach young people who have been encouraged to start up a business by The Prince's Trust.
Professor Tony Long and his team are working with Action for Children services such as children’s centres in England, Wales and Scotland with a view to informing future Government policy. Action for Children recently surveyed over 1,000 adults and parents in the UK. This revealed that one in four adults have been worried that a child they know or is living in their area is being neglected.
Dr Ian Jones, Senior Lecturer in Cardiac Nursing, sits on the Prevention and Care Committee at the British Heart Foundation and has recently produced a Level 3 new module Developing Competency in Acute Cardiac Care.
The Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network has commissioned Lesley Greenhalgh from the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences to undertake a Workforce Project on their behalf. The aim of the project is to determine and make recommendations on the future workforce (nursing and support staff) needs for Greater Manchester Sexual Health Service in a number of PCT areas.
blueSCI is a not-for-profit organisation based at Broome House, Trafford which promotes wellbeing through social engagement and creative opportunities. Lecturer Elizabeth Collier has an honorary contract with the organisation, sharing her research information and training.
End of life care
Professor Martin Johnson is working with Salford PCT, Manchester SHA and Manchester University to develop end of life care in Salford and Trafford. The team will undertake research into the implementation of the Gold Standards Framework and Preferred Priorities for Care Working with Care Homes.
Brook Advisory Centres - commonly known just as Brook - is the only national voluntary sector provider of free and confidential sexual health advice and services specifically for young people under 25. Debbie Fallon is a trustee for Brook Manchester and also a trustee for the Association for Young People’s Health.
Lecturer Denise Megson sits on the Salford Partnership Board as an independent advisor for learning disabilities. The vision of Salford in Partnership is that by 2016, Salford will be a beautiful and welcoming city, driven by energetic and engaged communities of highly-skilled, healthy and motivated citizens, who have built a diverse and prosperous culture and economy which encourages and recognises the contribution of everyone, for everyone.
Salford Carers Centre is a network member of The Princess Royal Trust (a charity dedicated to adult carers across the UK) and a founder member of the service users and carers group within the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work. Senior Lecturers Julie Wray and Celia Hynes, and Head of School, Tony Warne, along with the service users and carers group, work with Salford Carers to ensure that nurses value and understand the pivotal role of carers for people who are frail, ill or disabled. Salford Carers Centre organises a number of services itself and can advise about people's rights as a carer and the support available across the city.