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Code: SGC/21/0080 Autism Awareness: Day 2 for Social Care Practitioners

This is the 2nd day of the Autism Awareness course,  specifically for social work practitioners responsible for assessing the needs of autistic adults.  Social care practitioners must have attended day 1 Autism Spectrum Conditions prior to attending this course.

It is delivered by colleagues from Avon & Wiltshire Partnership, with high level of expertise in supporting adults with autism. 

It will include a focus on:

Issues in assessment:
Opportunity to reflect on previous assessments with autistic adults
Consider how someone with autism might be eligible (unmet) needs in each outcome area of Care Act 2014
Why some ‘able’ adults get overlooked for support
Why a good assessment is essential for autistic adults – mental health co-morbidities- anxiety/low mood/suicidal risks
Reasons why assessment may be difficult eg apparent lack of engagement, communication of needs
Impact on families and carers,
How to work with parents 

Autism and other social care law. Autism Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and Equality Act 

Assessment:
Preparing for assessment, gathering information, time requirement
Using principles of safety, clarity, precision, empathy, and low arousal
How to structure visits, assessments and reviews for autistic adults
How to build rapport and develop trust
How to alter the way you communicate
Assessing sensory needs within context of the Care Act 

Service provision:
Working with care providers and setting up placements for autistic adults
What does a good service look like?
Critically evaluating providers including specialist provision
Low level long term support methods

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 March 2021 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0272 Introduction to the Care Act (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via MS Teams.  You will be sent an invite nearer the time. 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)

Please note: By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the TEAMS invitation to you directly.

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.

The standard charge for this course is £80. 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 16 March 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
2 17 March 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map
3 22 March 2021 10:00 - 12:00 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/1608 Loss and Bereavement Awareness - Webinar

This one hour webinar is run by Cruse Bereavement Care and will be delivered in a lecture format. It helps to ensure you have a greater awareness of the impact of bereavement and grief.

The webinar will provide you with the following:
• A brief introduction to the grieving process and have some high level understanding of the two main models that Cruse use to support bereaved people.

• Get you thinking about the impact of loss and bereavement on individuals, families, organisations and communities

• Understanding some simple things you can do when interacting with bereaved people – what to say and what not to say

• Develop awareness of support organisations (other than Cruse)

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 March 2021 14:15 - 15:15 Online Learning Map

Code: SGC/21/0561 Mental Health First Aid - Adults (Online)

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:  30th March

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 15 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
3 20 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
4 22 April 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0554 Mental Health Awareness

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Suzanne Pearson. 

ZOOM INVITE DETAILS WILL BE SENT TO YOU NEARER THE TIME

South Glos Council employees: if you don't already have Zoom please see attached instructions.

A community based course to increase awareness and challenge stigma about mental health that participants can draw upon in their day-to-day lives and work.

The views of people with ‘lived’ experience of emotional or mental health issues are central to informing the course content as well as up to date research evidence. This course is currently free to everyone.

The course is suitable for anyone including staff and volunteers from a variety of settings working with Adults, and/or Children and Families, who wish to learn more about mental health. It consists of a mixture of factual presentation, small group work and large group discussion within agreed ground rules of confidentiality and respecting each other’s points of view. There are extensive handouts available

The trainer Suzanne Pearson is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and CBT therapist with experience of working in the NHS and voluntary sector. She is a qualified adult trainer with extensive experience of delivering high quality mental health training to a range of participants and organisations. She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor (Standard and Youth courses) and an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) trainer.

COSTS: £40 for those outside South Glos

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 April 2021 09:15 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0676 Mental Health First Aid - Adults (Online)

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:  20th April

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 May 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
2 06 May 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
3 10 May 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map
4 13 May 2021 10:00 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0273 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

''Medicine in Mind'' : Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use.

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

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 05 May 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0137 Being Person Centred

Target Audience - all adult care workers supporting people in South Glos in: learning disability services, services for people living with dementia, older peoples’ services, mental health services. To help staff to understand the concept of person centredness and its implications for good practice. To help staff to develop skills in working in a person centred way, in a range of settings. 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

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 12 May 2021 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/21/0452 Exploitation of Adults (EVENT FULL)

 Exploitation happens when someone has power and control over another person. They take advantage of another person’s vulnerability to make money, improve their status or gain control. In order to gain control and power they will groom the victim. The way they do this is by befriending them. This could be by buying them gifts or by giving them money, alcohol or drugs. They could also make them feel special and give them a group to belong to. Perpetrators will target a person’s vulnerability, whether they are children or adults, and will try to isolate the victim to make them depend on the perpetrator.

Adult Exploitation is an extremely important issue for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Exploitation can effect a wide range of people in very many different ways. It is an issue that needs to be understood by professionals so they know who might be more vulnerable to being exploited, what to look out for when they are working with vulnerable people and what to do if they are concerned that someone they are working with may be a victim of exploitation.

It can sometimes be really hard for a victim to know and understand that they are a victim of exploitation, as the perpetrator could be regarded as a friend. It can be very hard for the victim to disclose that they are being abused as they are being controlled by the perpetrator and they rely on them for help and support. If professionals are aware of the warning signs and risk indicators then they may be able to see the signs before the victim is aware of what may be happening. It is important to flag up early signs of exploitation so that a multi-agency approach can be put into place. This would include police who could then try and spot any criminal offences being carried out by the perpetrator and the possibility of any emerging patterns such as organised crime and exploitation rings.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 May 2021 09:00 - 16:30 Delivery to be Confirmed Map

Code: SGC/21/0579 Autism Awareness (Zoom) (EVENT FULL)

This will be delivered via Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.

If you are a South Glos Council employee and don't already have a Zoom Licence, please see attached information.

This 1/2 day course is suitable for all staff who could potentially come into contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

Social care practitioners should attend both day 1 and day 2 (Autism Awareness: Day 2 Social Care Practitioners).

Course Aims: Develop knowledge and competencies in working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The course is delivered by Matthew Trerise, a specialist trainer who has 15 years of experience in supporting people with ASC in a wide range of care settings, including residential, low secure and in the community. Matthew currently works for a nationally recognised specialist diagnostic service, delivering training and clinical supervision to frontline staff across the care pathway.

Previous delegates have said:
“It is essential that anyone coming into contact with people diagnosed with ASC attend this course”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

Topics: · Asperger Syndrome and how this relates to autism. · Effective communication. · Theory of mind. · Executive functioning. · Central coherence. · Sensory issues. · Social inclusion. · Service issues.

The standard charge for this course is £40 per day. 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 08 June 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map