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Code: SGC/20/0519 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.

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 16 July 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/360 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 27 July 2020 09:30 - 15:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0490 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning)

This half-day course is suitable for those who have previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years AND only if they are responsible for administering rescue meds.
(The Joint Epilepsy Council recommends individuals named to administer rescue treatment to attend a refresher course within at least two years). Epilepsy Buccal Midazolam/ Rectal Diazepam instatus Epilepticus Refresher.
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 11 August 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/19/1036 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 03 September 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0480 ''Medicine in Mind'': Understanding psychiatric medicines and their use

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

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1 04 September 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0560 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 07 September 2020 09:30 - 13:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/162 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 15 September 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0509 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 22 September 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/329 The Write Way

How will this course help me? Our course will take you through the practical steps of writing clear and concise records and writing sequential, powerful and rewarding reports ° whether they are briefing notes, chronologies, summaries, assessments, care plans, safeguarding investigation reports or court reports. We will show you how to tackle your writing with clarity and confidence. You will understand the importance of: ° defining your purpose; ° organising your evidence; ° thinking and structure; ° writing analytically; and ° presentation. We will also highlight the seven deadly sins of social care writing and recording and show you how to avoid them. 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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1 01 October 2020 09:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0569 End of Life: Providing Care & Comfort - Module 2

This excellent 1-day course is vital training for staff and managers who work in agencies and settings that support people (and their families) at End of Life stage.
It provides underpinning knowledge to support agencies in working 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, documenting and personalising care plans; 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 working in a professional care role, supporting the physical care needs of service users. 
The course will enable participants to have an understanding of how to meet an individual's care needs and maintain comfort and dignity in the last few days of life.

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

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 informative"
"Interesting"
"Useful training"
"Really enjoyed the course"

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1 06 October 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map