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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

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

Code: SGC/21/009 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) - Module 1: Professional - Zoom Webinar


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


PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION THIS TRAINING SESSION IS GOING TO BE DELIVERED VIRTUALLY BY USING ZOOM 


IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR ICT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOUR 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.

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1 10 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 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

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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/21/0539 Direct Payments Training (EVENT FULL)

IMPORTANT:  To complete your registration for this session we need you to complete the ‘Learning needs summary’ as well as the pre course work outlined in the attached document.  

The meeting will open at 9.00am, so that you can join the meeting in time to check that the technology is working prior to a 9.30am prompt start.

Around 6 weeks after the session you will get the opportunity to reflect on your learning and will be sent a short questionnaire to complete. This is in the same format as the unstructured CPD log for Social Work England. Therefore in reflecting on your learning, you will also have content ready to paste into your CPD log for SWE!

The session will focus on Direct payments and the legal framework. We will consider the benefits of a direct payment for adults, carers, professionals and the Local Authority as well as the challenges that may be experienced. If the technology works, a direct payment recipient will tell you about how it helps them to live a good life. We will explore the role of the Support Agencies and the logistics of setting up a direct payment. Denise Swain will be available to answer any questions that you have about setting up the finances.

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1 17 March 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/007 Mental Capacity Act (MCA) Essentials for Care Workers (EVENT FULL)

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS THIS TRAINING SESSION IS NOW GOING TO BE DELIVERED VIA ZOOM.

HANDOUTS AND ZOOM INVITE ARE ATTACHED - PLEASE FORWARD TO ANY STAFF THAT YOU MAY HAVE MADE THE BOOKING FOR, KEEP SAFE.

This assessed training course provides Care Workers with the essential skills and knowledge to apply and comply with the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 when carrying out their role. The MCA applies to every health and social care worker who is involved in the care, treatment or support of people who are unable to make all or some decisions themselves. Care Quality Commission Inspectors are increasingly asking care workers to explain their responsibilities under the MCA. The MCA provides legal protection from liability for carrying out care and treatment of people who lack capacity to consent, provided that care workers: Understand the principles of the MCA Have carried out a capacity assessment and reasonably believe that the person lacks capacity Reasonably believe the action they have taken is in the best interests of the person. How the training course works: Attend a workshop Submit brief evidence of how you have applied your learning in the workplace Receive feedback on your work which is 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 Mental Capacity Essentials Training Certificate.

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1 17 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/0206 Motivational Interviewing (Council Adult Care Staff only)

THIS COURSE IS FOR SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL ADULT SOCIAL CARE STAFF ONLY.

This will be delivered via Zoom and hosted by Phil Harris (Training Exchange). You will be sent a Zoom invite nearer the time.


If you don't already have a Zoom license, please see attached information.

(Please note - following this initial 1-day training, half-day Motivational Interviewing: Refresh & Practice Development sessions are avilable to help practitioners further develop their skills - see the website for dates and details.)

Motivational interviewing is a leading approach to increase motivation and commitment to change. It was first developed in the alcohol field, but as they had identified that there was no specific addiction psychology, it has been developed in a wide range of areas including social work, offending, mental health and homelessness fields. It has proven particularly effective with stuck or entrenched people from a wide range of backgrounds.
This course maps the key factors that elicit change and demonstrates how Motivational Interviewing works alongside these forces. Drawing on both person centred and directive techniques, it offers practical skills to assist the workers to helps people articulate and recognise the need for change. As such, it is an effective primer to increase engagement with people who have not yet achieved a sufficient level of commitment and move them into action with confrontation. As such, it can inform and develop the 3 conversations approach by increasing engagement, develop potential people strengths and create self-directed motivation for change.

Who is the Course For?: Motivational Interviewing is useful for a wide range of social issues. Its primary focus is on igniting motivation to change, and so it is helpful when people are stuck in problems and not advancing in change. As such it is helpful in all change and recovery based services such as mental health, substance misuse, offending social work, domestic violence, supported housing, young people’s services, family work and more besides.

Method of Delivery: The training programme comes with an extensive booklet for each participant. The training course is highly interactive, even during presentations. It uses a wide variety of learning approaches including presentations, pairs and small group work exercises and self-assessment. The course is also supported with free e-learning and further resources to re-cap, review and refresh learning.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 22 March 2021 09:30 - 16:45 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/21/010 MCA Training Programme - Module 2: Complex Best Interest Decisions - Zoom Webinar (EVENT FULL)


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


PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION THIS TRAINING SESSION IS GOING TO BE DELIVERED VIRTUALLY BY USING ZOOM.


IF YOU ARE A SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE EMPLOYEE YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT OUR ICT DEPARTMENT TO REQUEST YOUR 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 24 March 2021 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Zoom 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)

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

Code: SGC/21/0156 Administration of Medication (EVENT FULL)

(SEMINAR ROOM 2, SOUTHMEAD HOSPITAL)

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 26 March 2021 09:30 - 13:00 Southmead Hospital Map

Code: SGC/21/0369 3 Conversations Webinar (EVENT FULL)

The aim of the webinar is to provide an overview of the 3 conversations model as used within South Gloucestershire Council. This session will be led by Kate Davey with support from Debra Parsons.

You will be sent an invite to join the webinar.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 March 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Webinar: Skype Map