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CIC Annual review 2010/2011


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The CIC Group are dedicated to providing


excellent support to individuals


SEE ME


We know that the See Me campaign has already made a great impact to Scottish society and CIC can play a part in its continuing success.”


In our pledge, CIC has committed to providing all of our staff with mental health training as part of their inductions, offering mental health training to families and other smaller care organisations, and to raising awareness of mental health issues amongst our employees and the wider communities in which we work.


“We will do everything we can to make our pledge a success”, says Theresa. “Recognising that mental health issues can affect anyone, our pledge looks how we can inform and support all of our stakeholders including the people we support, their families, our staff and the wider community. We believe it represents a significant commitment on behalf of our charity.


Signing the pledge, CEO Phil Edgington said, “The CIC Group are dedicated to providing excellent support to individuals with mental health concerns as well as promoting positive messages that challenge the stigma associated with mental health problems.


As an employer, we are also committed to doing what we can to ensure the mental wellbeing of our staff. Because of this, we are delighted to show our support to the See Me campaign by signing the pledge.”


CIC hosted a two days of training on British Sign Language, Makaton and Deaf Awareness thanks to a £4000 donation from the club, who also provided their Riverside stadium


as our training venue. The sessions were attended by over 50 of our care staff who provide Independent Living and Senior Care support.


The training, which was provided by specialist disability trainers ‘Hear First’, was designed to equip CIC’s care staff with basic British Sign Language and Makaton communications skills related to their day-to-day work and enhance their understanding of how to communicate effectively with individuals with hearing loss.


Defender Seb Hines added, “The sign language was a real challenge but good fun too. It’s clear that people have put a lot of work into their training and it was good to see the club’s donation going to good use.”


Football stars sign up


Middlesbrough FC stars Seb Hines and Rhys Williams took part in a training session of a different kind in February when they attended a British Sign Language class held for CIC’s care staff in the North East.


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