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Code: SGC/21/0058 Introduction to the Care Act

Who it's for:  Social Care and OT Practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support.

The course gives an understanding of the Care Act 2014, its principles and duties.
Content includes:
• an overview of the Care Act and its implications
• an outline of the wellbeing principle and duty
• general and specific duties under the Care Act
• how to prevent, delay or reduce care needs with information and advice
• a look at independent advocacy
• safeguarding adults
• assessments of needs, carers assessments and eligibility determination
• an individual’s journey through the reform system.

Test your knowledge on Community Care Inform before you attend your training!  https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/ (SGC employees only)

The standard charge for this course is £80. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 January 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 12 January 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 18 January 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/0144 Mental Health First Aid - Adults (Online) (EVENT FULL)

You must provide a full postal address and contact phone number, as well as your e-mail address, in order to register for this course.  Please e-mail these details to sharon.hall@southglos.gov.uk who will forward to our contact at Bristol Mind so they can register you. 

CLOSING DATE:  17th December


The programme consists of 4 x instructor-led live sessions and 4 x individual learning sessions. You must complete all of these in order to receive your certificate. You cannot swap between programmes.

The MHFA online course is delivered through the MHFA England Online Learning Hub which is an integrated learning platform. Learners will be able to access, interact with, and complete their learning modules for both their individual learning and instructor-led live sessions. Once a learner is confirmed as a delegate on their course they will receive an invitation with a link to the Online Learning Hub as well as login details. The delegates will be able to access the course materials via the Online Learning Hub from once the course is fully set and delegates registered, until a month after the course has completed.

They will also have access to the printed Adult MHFA Manual, Workbook and ALGEE card to refer to at any time, including before, during, and after the course. The MHFA England Online Learning Hub works best when learners use Google Chrome as their internet browser. However, the hub can be used on Firefox and Edge, provided they are the most up to date versions of these browsers. The Online Learning Hub is compatible with Apple Mac, although not yet with Safari (coming soon). To ensure the best learning experience, MHFA England do not currently recommend connecting via tablet/iPad. Delegates will be invited to join the live sessions approximately 15min before the Instructor Member starts the course. During this time, the instructor will make introductions and take delegates through what they need to do to get settled, including ensuring the technology is working correctly.
 
If a delegate has an accessibility requirement - any accessibility needs are captured when the delegate registers for a course and this will be shared with their Instructor Member. The instructor will then contact the delegate ahead of the course to chat through and agree any adjustments that will support their learning experience.

COSTS: £160 for those outside South Glos

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 January 2021 10:00 - 12:15 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 14 January 2021 10:00 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map
3 19 January 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
4 21 January 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1574 Resilience Lab – Train the Trainer Online (EVENT FULL)

Off The Record are delivering training for professionals looking for a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to resilience. The training is designed to explore the five different Resilience Lab sessions (Pressure Proof, Making Friends with Stress, Thinking Traps, Stronger and Reach Out) using the evidenced based tools and techniques and generate discussion on how these can be adapted within your setting.

Zoom will be used for the training and will use the breakout rooms for smaller group discussions. The training requires all participants to contribute and share their experience.

Attendance of all four 2.5 hour zoom sessions is expected.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 January 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Online Learning Map
2 19 January 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Online Learning Map
3 26 January 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Online Learning Map
4 02 February 2021 09:30 - 12:00 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0456 FACS Support Group - Supporting you and your Teenager

In light of the new restrictions which came into place yesterday, Grace and I have been thinking of new ways to support you and your teenager. We realise this is an uncertain time for you all and can cause anxiety, stresses and isolation from social interactions which can affect everyone’s mental health. To help reduce these pressures we thought it would be nice to offer a new way to socialize with others by offering an open space via Microsoft teams, to interact with others who are birth children in the fostering family. We would like to offer an hour drop-in session to chat and chill with other teenagers who are birth children aged 13-18 years old. The drop-in sessions would allow them to interact and talk openly about anything they would like, with the support of myself and Grace and others in a similar position. We will run the session twice a month to start with but if there is a need to increase the sessions, we are happy to provide this. We will continue these sessions until we have a further update regarding the national lockdown restrictions.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 January 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
2 26 January 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
3 09 February 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map
4 23 February 2021 16:30 - 18:30 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/20/1565 Makaton - Level 1 ONLINE (£) (EVENT FULL)

Online training has arrived!

Get excited... Level 1 online Makaton training has arrived from the South Glos Early Years Team! We are living through some of the most challenging times our country has known, creating levels of anxiety and uncertainty not experienced for over 70 years. As all of us who work in the sector know, this is even more acutely felt by those with a learning disability or communication need. This is a learning curve for all of us.

Cost –
£69
+ £5.95 delivery cost of manual
(For staff teams we may be able to arrange collections or delivery of manuals if in the South Glos area)

Your workshop manual will be posted to you prior to the workshop start and you will be sent a link to join this event online.
This training will be delivered online so you will need access to a PC with webcam, laptop or tablet to take part. Places are limited so you will need to book asap.

Participants must complete Level 1 before they can attend Level 2 or level 3, be aged 16 or over and be resident in the UK at the time of training. Dates may be subject to change dependant on course sign up.
earlyyears@southglos.gov.uk to book or for more information

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 January 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Online Learning Map
2 20 January 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft TEAMS Map

Code: SGC/21/0475 Recognising & Responding to Organisational Abuse & Neglect (Previously Managing & Preventing Organisational Abuse) VIRTUAL ZOOM 2 x SESSION PART A & PART B

THIS TRAINING SESSION IS NOW BEING DELIVERED VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM.

South Glos Council employees must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

THIS WILL NOW BE DELIVERED IN TWO PARTS - PART A 13TH JANUARY 2021 AND PART B 20TH JANUARY 2021.

YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND A RAISING SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS COURSE BEFORE ATTENDING THIS TRAINING. Managers of agencies that provide services for adults at risk must ensure they lead a "safe service", with competent staff and an organisational culture that safeguards adults. This 1-day workshop will help delegates to understand and be accountable for the key factors in managing and preventing organisational abuse in the services they lead and/or review. For full-day courses – The standard charge for this course is £80 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.X

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 January 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 20 January 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/1316 Contract Management Training - online (Local Authority staff only)

THIS TRAINING SESSION WILL BE DELIVERED VIA CISCO WEBEX - YOU WILL RECEIVE A MEETING INVITE SHORTLY BEFORE THE TRAINING COURSE.

This one-day, remotely-delivered, training course provides excellent foundation knowledge and awareness of how to manage contracts with external providers successfully in order to extract better value-for-money and deliver the desired commercial outcomes. Competence in this area is equally about how to manage intelligently, knowing when to consult with professional colleagues especially when undertaking complex processes such as contractual change, recognising the key drivers that will improve supplier performance and understanding the role and importance of robust contract governance.

The course is ideal for individuals who have accountability for managing third party service providers within the council (including budget holders, contract managers, relationship managers, service delivery managers and procurement practitioners), as well as those that are relatively new to the procurement function.

Please note there is £100 charge for all delegates to attend this course (invoiced to North Somerset and B&NES delegates, and recharged to departments for South Glos delegates).

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2021 09:30 - 15:45 Webinar: Cisco Webex Map

Code: SGC/20/1635 Getting on the right track with TSDS

The Training, Support and Development Standards (TSDS) are a mandatory national requirement for all Foster Carers, Family & Friends Carers and Short Break Carers.
 
They are induction standards and need to be completed at the start of your caring career. To ensure that you are aware of the amount and type of evidence, skills and knowledge you need to prove, come along to one of these friendly informal workshops.

Due to this being delivered virtually it is likely that the sessin will probably last no more than an hour, but we will allow up to two hours for you to be able to ask questions etc.

We are unable to give you a full copy of a comletetd TSDS to look at, but if you are stuck for what to write for a particular section, if you could let me catherine.charlton@southglos.gov.uk , know before hand  I will source some examples to share with you during this session.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2021 09:30 - 11:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/21/037 Manual Handling - Induction (EVENT FULL)


Acorn Health & Safety have recently revised their guidance regarding the wearing of face masks. From 1st August 2020, it will be mandatory to wear face masks during practical elements of the course however delegates may choose to wear the mask throughout the course.

This applies to our First Aid and Manual Handling courses, where 2m social distancing cannot be maintained.

If you are attending any of our courses, please can you ensure you bring your own 3 ply face mask (Please see examples of approved mask style below). Fabric masks and face coverings are not acceptable for practical elements.


This one day course provides adult social care staff who are responsible for moving people, with basic information and skills at an introductory level.The course is designed for anyone working in a care setting who are required to move people within their role. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear as there is a practical aspect to this training.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Acorn Health & Safety Ltd Map

Code: SGC/21/046 Mental Capacity Act Training Programme - Mod 3: Deprivation & Detainment ZOOM WEBINAR

PLEASE NOTE THIS SESSION IS NOW GOING TO BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM.

PLEASE FIND ATTACHED YOUR HANDOUTS AND ZOOM INVITE - PLEASE KEEP SAFE.

IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOS EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT IT FOR A ZOOM LICENSE.

Please note you have to do this training programme in order.

Test your knowledge before you attend the training (SGC employees only)! https://adults.ccinform.co.uk/knowledge-hubs/supported-learning-tools/

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new interactive training programme that gives Health and Social Care Workers the skills, knowledge, confidence and practice to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is made up of interactive learning workshops. The new skills and knowledge gained from the workshops are then applied in the workplace and you will send us evidence. You'll be given feedback as you acheive the required good practice and compliance standard of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The programme is designed for Care Provider managers, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy staff and managers, nurses and all other professionals working in health and social care. You can select from a series of modules as relevant to your job which are listed below.

How the programme works -
You attend a module workshop
You then submit evidence of what you have learned in the workplace (usually within six weeks)
You receive feedback which may be shared with your employer.

Once you have achieved the required standard for compliance and good practice in line with the MCA code of practice you will be awarded a certificate for that module.

Continuing Professional Development
This programme can be used by Social Workers as a basis for Accredited Learning under the South Gloucestershire Council/ University of the West of England Integrated Professional Development Programme.

The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 18 January 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map