ASDAN (Award Scheme Development & Accreditation Network) is a charitable social enterprise with awarding body status, providing courses to thousands of UK and international schools, colleges, youth centres and training providers. It aims to advance education by providing opportunities for all learners, whatever their ability, to develop their personal and social attributes and levels of achievement. ASDAN also aims to relieve poverty, where poverty inhibits such opportunities for learners.
RPC is a registered centre with ASDAN, enabling us to provide ASDAN programmes for our service users with learning difficulties or an acquired brain injury. These help them to develop skills for learning, employment and for life while achieving qualifications. They can learn in their own environment from staff they know and trust.
British Institute of Learning Difficulties (BILD)
RPC is a member of BILD, which provides us with a range of information sources to help us keep up to date with what's happening in the field of learning disabilities. We also attend BILD conferences and seminars.
BILD campaigns for people with learning disabilities to be valued equally, participate fully in their communities and be treated with dignity and respect. BILD helps to develop the organisations who provide services, and the people who give support.
Crisis Prevention Institute
At The Richardson Partnership for Care, we use Management of Actual or Potential Aggression ® (MAPA) as an overall management tool for risk behaviours. The philosophy of this programme is to use the least restrictive option to provide the best care, welfare, safety and security for the individuals in our care and for staff. There is a strong emphasis on verbal de-escalation, only using physical intervention as a last resort. MAPA training is mandatory training for all staff at the Richardson Partnership for Care, and our in-house trainers are re-trained and accredited annually by the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI). The CPI remains at the forefront of critical issues and best practices in behaviour management.
Headway - the Brain Injury Association
Headway is a national charity that works to improve life after brain injury. It also has a number of branches throughout the country. Headway’s mission is: “To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their families and carers.”
144 Boughton Green Road and The Mews are certified as Approved Providers by Headway.
National Care Association
The Richardson Partnership for Care is a member of The National Care Association, which represents the UK’s independent care sector. Its members are providers of care for people with a wide range of needs. Its primary aim is to lobby the government to benefit both its members and the people in their care. It also promotes high standards of care and supports local associations and members.
Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce
The Richardson Partnership is a member of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, which supports and represents businesses in the county. We feel that it’s important to be part of the local business community and we work with local suppliers wherever possible.
Northants Acquired Brain Injury Forum
RPC is a member of Northants Acquired Brain Injury Forum, which provides information about local services that offer a range of support for anyone affected by the consequences of an acquired brain injury. The organisation facilitates the collaboration between professionals, carers, families and people with an acquired brain injury to help improve communication, understanding and services.