Sam Sly

Here you can see information about Sam Sly, an Associate Advisor on the H&SA team.Portrait photo of team member Sam SlySam has spent the last four years setting up and operationally running the nationally acclaimed ‘Beyond Limits’ an Organisation which plans and then supports people with learning disabilities and mental health needs and big, unwarranted, reputations for challenging services to leave Assessment & Treatment Units and Institutions. The model of support is based on that of Partners for Inclusion.

Sam is also a Fellow of the Centre for Welfare Reform, a Board member of the Association for Quality Checkers, a Board advisor for Cornwall People First and a columnist for Learning Disability Today.

Before working at Beyond Limits, Sam was part of the Change Team in Cornwall brought in to make systemic changes post the Budock Hospital scandal as well managing the closure of NHS Specialist Hospital provision in Bournemouth, and worked at a CQC Inspector.

Sam has carried out a variety of consultancy work during her career for In Control, Paradigm, NDTi, large national support and housing providers, CCG’s and local Authorities.

Sam offers training and consultancy in:

  • Facilitation of service design (life planning)
  • Facilitation of Working Policy (support planning) development
  • Moving people out of Assessment & Treatment Units
  • Individual Health Budgets
  • Co-production with people and families at the centre of decision-making
  • Changing services from residential to supported living
  • Shifting power to people and families and away from
  • Citizenship
  • Changing Culture within an Organisation
  • Quality Checking for People with Learning Disabilities
  • User Involvement strategies
  • Service evaluation and improvement
  • Quality monitoring
  • Changing Commissioning to a more individual approach
  • Support with tenancies and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Support with managing people’s money and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Change management
  • Project management
  • Working with CQC
  • Developing Provider Forums
  • Getting ready for Inspection by CQC
  • Pre CQC Inspection evaluation
  • Improving your Quality monitoring for CQC
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