Staff and Therapeutic Services

Hesley Village has a highly experienced, comprehensive staff team, comprising managerial, support staff  and clinicians from a range of disciplines, who together enable those living at Hesley Village to have the fullest lives possible.

Therapeutic services

We have a team of over 30 people within Therapeutic Services. The members of the team work together with the individual towards reaching their full potential, alongside those who are important to them. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) aims to enable all staff to understand and meet the needs of the people we support, helping them stay safe and calm enough in the short term to learn the skills that will improve their well-being and engagement in the long term.

The mission of the Therapeutic Team is that:

"We will create opportunities for engagement and communication to improve and increase independence and quality of life for the people we support"

More specific information about our Therapeutic Services can be found here.
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Our recruitment process is thorough, before joining us applicants' employment histories are thoroughly checked, references taken up and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks carried out. A number of team members have achieved long-term service awards for 10 and 20 years, which reflects the commitment of these highly dedicated staff to those they support and our commitment to reward and celebrate their significant and highly valued achievements.

Every new member of staff benefits from a comprehensive 3 week classroom based induction programme covering a wide range of directly relevant topics, such as first aid, food hygiene, safeguarding and TCI/HELP. This is followed by at least two weeks of shadowing experienced members of staff. Continuing staff development is also strongly emphasised.  Regular supervision and appraisal also ensures staff skills and knowledge remain current and relevant to their work.