Talking Mats is a visual framework that uses picture symbols to help people with a variety of communication difficulties to communicate more effectively.
The approach ensures that people are involved in choice making and expressing opinions in an accessible way. It is an excellent tool for encouraging inclusive practice.
Talking Mats is used by clinical practitioners, carers and support workers in a wide range of health, social work, residential and education settings.
Further information is available on the talking mats website https://www.talkingmats.com
This half-day course is available to anyone who has previously attended the Epilepsy Awareness Training Day within the last 2 years. 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 exemptionsEssential Information
Making Every Contact Count is an approach that uses the millions of day to day interactions that organisations and individuals have with people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing. Rather than telling people what to do Making Every Contact Count is about recognising opportunities to talk to people about their wellbeing using the skills of asking and listening. Making Every Contact Count is not intended to add to busy workloads. The course signposts to appropriate VSCE organisations and their available trainingEssential Information
This half day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the autism spectrum. Recognising and understanding the key areas of difficulty experienced by individuals on the autism spectrum is vital to providing effective support. This course is aimed at staff working in agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector in South Gloucestershire who are directly or indirectly supporting individuals with autism and people who come into contact with adults with autism in their work. This course is delivered by The National Autistic Society and will be made up of tutor presentation, audio visual material, 'real life' example, discussion, group exercises and question and answer. You will be given a comprehensive set of notes. The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptionsEssential Information
The Basic Drug and alcohol awareness training is aimed anyone who thinks that an increase of awareness around the effects of substances would benefit their working life.
We will include exercises on what a drug is and their effects, drugs box information (a look at some example (fake) substances) and information about them. New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) information and the problems associated with this new trend in drug use will be discussed. Participants can take a look at paraphernalia, and trends in use locally and nationally. Alcohol and identification and brief advice and how to recognise signs and symptoms of use (both drug and alcohol), signposting and referral pathways.
This one day programme is intended for any individuals from the Council and staff from all Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors working with people with Epilepsy. Non-care staff need only attend the morning session of this course. The course is a combination of interactive discussion, demonstration and practice with equipment and group work. 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 exemptionsEssential Information
Working with Asylum Seekers and Refugees: A 5-part course for Foster Carers, Social Workers and Teachers.
These 5 sessions will be spread out throughout 2019 from March until November. They are being faciliated by Nese Davidson-Birch & Alison Clarkson Webb From Tamarisk Training.
Do you come into contact with refugees and asylum seekers in your work context, and struggle to know how best to help?
Are you caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and young people and want to follow best practice?
Are you confused by the rhetoric surrounding migraton and want to know some facts?
Are you concerned that your clients are getting lost in the maze of the UK asylum system?
This course may be what you are looking for.
About the Course:
We will start by exploring what it feels like to operate outside of your own culture, and to lose all that is familiar to you. From a positon of empathy we will then look at some fundamental ways in which cultures di?er from each other, which may give us insights into the behaviour of our clients. We will consider the bigger picture of global migraton to try to understand why refugees and asylum seekers might end up in South Gloucestershire, and what they may have experienced on their journeys. We will then zoom in to the details of the UK asylum system and how it works (or doesn’t work) both for adults and for children. We will map service provision for refugees in our area and how we can e?ectively signpost our clients. We will gather as a mult-disciplinary learning community to dialogue and learn together through a variety of simulations, games, discussions, case studies and other actvites on this highly interactive course.
About Us Tamarisk Training design and facilitate bespoke training events to promote intercultural awareness and understanding of issues facing asylum seekers and refugees. Nese Davidson-Birch and Alison Clarkson Webb have been running training together since 2016. Please find out more about us at www.tamarisktraining.co.uk Attendence is expected at each session, as the days will build on the previous one.
The sessions will run in the following order:
1. Culture Shock - 20th March
2. Hot and Cold Cultures - 22nd May
3. A Refugee's Journey - 10th July
4. The UK Asylum System - 18th September
5. Unaccompanied Children - 6th November
|Session||Session Date||Session Time||Session Venue||Map|
|1||20 March 2019||09:30 - 13:00||Kingswood Civic Centre||Map|
|2||22 May 2019||09:30 - 13:00||Kingswood Civic Centre||Map|
|3||10 July 2019||09:30 - 13:00||Kingswood Civic Centre||Map|
|4||18 September 2019||09:30 - 13:00||Kingswood Civic Centre||Map|
|5||06 November 2019||09:30 - 13:00||Kingswood Civic Centre||Map|
This half-day course will provide an introduction to sensory differences in people with autism. Course overview: - The sensory world of people with autism and how it can affect individuals - Behaviour and sensory differences - The evidence base - Sensory strategies, support and environmental changes. Who should attend? This course is suitable for those wishing to increase their understanding of the potential sensory differences experienced by people with autism. A basic understanding of autism is required for this course. The standard charge for this course is £40. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptionsEssential Information
This is a half day workshop for social care & OT practitioners working directly with people in need of care and support. Workshop 2 focuses on support planning and review and carers assessment and support.Essential Information