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Telecare and OT Overview (Student Social Workers)

Celestine House, Celestine House, Celestine Rd, Yate
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HR Workforce Development
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Target Audience
CAH Staff / Social Care Staff
target audience
Event Types
Workshop - Week Day Time
Course categories
Adult Social Care
Adult Social Care subcategories
General Adult Social Care
Event description
This bite-size workshop supports student social workers on placement with the council to understand the current context around Telecare, Assistive Technology and the kind of equipment OTs use and recommend.

It is led by internal staff with expertise to explain the relevant equipment and to demonstrate what is available for customers, so that students have this context and awareness.  

It takes place at Celestine House in Yate, to enable delegates to experience at first hand the newest IP/SIM card linked lifeline equipment in the house, which enables people to make “live” test calls through to the department's control centre. South Glos Telecare have purchased some of these new units in preparation for the switch from landlines to IP connected calls which will take place by 2025.

Learning outcomes
The session will include:

- Discussion on stand-alone Assistive Technology available

- Information on linked devices 

Delegates can ask questions as the workshop progresses. For example around practical and "real life" issues such as:
* Practitioner and customer experiences with Telecare and Assistive Technology.
* Good experiences, and where improvements are needed.
* Referral process and charges.
An OT Assistant will talk about the OT equipment in use and demonstrate the OT equipment aids to give delegates an overview.
Start Date
Tuesday 24 September 2019
End Date
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Closing Date
Monday 23 September 2019
15:00 - 16:30
Maximum Places
Number of Sessions
Certificate expiry
Pass/Fail event