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Code: SGC/20/0502 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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1 19 May 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1034 Administration of Medication

This half day course follows CQC requirements on the administration of medication. It includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided. This course is aimed at any adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies).

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1 05 June 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/161 Supporting People with Dementia using Positive Approaches

This training session is appropriate for everyone who works in social care settings who interact, communicate with and support people who have dementia.

This day is an updated version of the course entitled, ‘Connecting with People with Dementia.’ The facilitators believe people who have completed the previous course would benefit from attending this course too, as it has been adapted to incorporate Positive Approaches to CareTM. The core principle of PACTM is that as carers, we need to change our approach in order to understand how it feels to be living with the challenges and learn techniques to support people in a person centred way.

The day introduces Positive Approaches to CareTM and will enable participants to develop their understanding and skills in order to provide person centred support to people who have dementia.

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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1 09 June 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/359 ACE Ambassador Training

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are negative experiences in early life and childhood that can have an impact on health and wellbeing throughout life.
South Gloucestershire is committed to developing a co-ordinated and consistent ACE-informed approach, with a focus on recognition, prevention and early intervention and the cultural change that may be needed to support that. An ACE-informed approach is moving away from asking ‘what is wrong with you’ to asking ‘what happened to you’. It is more than just knowing about ACEs; it is using that knowledge to work together to:
- Prevent ACEs in future generations, including breaking the cycle within families
- Recognise the signs and symptoms of ACEs to enable appropriate early intervention to build resilience 
- Recognise the impacts of ACEs already experienced in children and adults and help them to receive support
- Support and build resilience in communities, families and children who are at risk of exposure to ACEs

The ACE Ambassador Network includes professionals from across public sector agencies, VCSE organisations and communities, and experts by experience. As well as delivering ACE-awareness raising sessions, the network offers opportunities to share updates and best practice and to build professional relationships and support. We hope that this network will be the mechanism by which cultural change will occur.

This training session is for participants who have signed up to be ACE Ambassadors from a variety of settings and backgrounds. Participants will already have basic awareness of ACEs and their impacts across the life course. This session is aimed at managers or staff in any sector who work with adults or children and would like to know more about how to facilitate the culture change needed to become ACE-informed. This course is FREE of charge. If you would like to find out more about joining the network but are unable to deliver training, please contact aces@southglos.gov.uk

Participants should have been identified within their organisations as ACE Ambassadors and have notified aces@southglos.gov.uk of their interest in the role prior to attending.

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1 24 June 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0559 Dementia Awareness - Supporting Older Adults

NOW 9.30am - 1.00pm

This half-day workshop aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the causes and impact of dementia on individuals, and to highlight ways in which staff can work positively and effectively with older people who are living with dementia.

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

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1 25 June 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0567 End of Life Care: Understanding Loss - Module 1

This 1-day course provides excellent underpinning knowledge for both staff and managers who work in any agency or setting that supports people (and their families) experiencing Loss and Bereavement, including at End of Life stage.

The course will enable participants to understand the meaning of ‘end of life’, the experience of loss and bereavement and its impacts on self and others.

It links to the CQC's standards on:
* Caring: specifically around compassionate care, and providing a personalised approach and emotional support
* Responsive: for example supporting informed choices; open and sensitive approaches to support a comfortable and dignified death; listening to users and carers regarding end of life care.
As well as the Care Certificate, Standard 5: Work In A Person-Centred Way 

Who should attend: All adult social care staff and managers supporting the needs of service users/carers.

Please Note: The course is not suitable for people who have suffered a personal close bereavement within the last 12 months.

After attending this course (Module 1) you may also wish to attend 'End of Life: Providing Care & Comfort - Module 2' (also a 1-day course).

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, particularly for agencies in the adult social care sector.

Comments from previous participants: 
"Very interesting and easy to understand"
"Excellent"
"Very good, looking forward to module 2"
"Friendly atmosphere - felt at ease"
"Very informative & thought provoking"

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1 30 June 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1035 Administration of Medication

This half day course follows CQC requirements on the administration of medication. It includes trainer presentation, discussion, and a short multiple-choice assessment at the end to check the information has been retained by participants. Relevant handouts/paperwork will be provided. This course is aimed at any adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies).

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1 02 July 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Southmead Hospital Map

Code: SGC/20/356 Responding to Disclosures of Rape and/or Sexual Abuse

This 1-day course is for people working in an environment that involves disclosures of sexual violence/ sexual abuse. It Covers: - Barriers to disclosure -Current Sexual Violence Legislation -Discussions About Safeguarding -Information about trauma, flashbacks, and grounding techniques -The support needs of survivors of rape and sexual violence - Services that are available for survivors of rape and sexual violence. 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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1 02 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0508 Anxiety & Depression - Awareness

This half day course is aimed at people working in a variety of settings and will provide information and greater understanding about anxiety and depression, including how these link to loneliness and isolation for people. The course will incorporate a number of evidence-based strategies and raise delegates' awareness about services that can help promote wellbeing. The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.

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1 08 July 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0535 Court Skills - Adult Social Care (South Glos Internal Employees)

This is a half-day workshop specifically designed for practitioners in the council's adult social care division.

It aims to give an overview of
• court room etiquette and processes.
• recording techniques for the recording of essential evidence
• key court forms , providing a guide to completion of the Court of Protection forms to increase worker skills and confidence in writing court documents.

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1 14 July 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map