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Code: SGC/19/1027 Basic Clinical Skills (EVENT FULL)

This half day workshop is aimed at adult social care staff in South Gloucestershire, working in domiciliary, residential and day care services (statutory sector AND IVP sector agencies) The course 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 by the facilitator Claire Boyd, North Bristol Trust. Please note this training is held at Southmead Hospital (Learning & Research building in the Science Quarter).

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1 09 November 2020 09:00 - 13:00 Southmead Hospital Map

Code: SGC/20/0544 Motivational Interviewing: Refresh and Practice Development (a.m.)

An interactive 3-hour workshop facilitated by Phil Harris to enable adult care practitioners who completed the initial 1-day Motivational Interviewing course to refresh their knowledge, skills and confidence and to help them consolidate their learning with this approach.

This follow-up course will give participants an opportunity to review their prior learning and how they have applied these approaches in context of the 3 C’s model. This will include reflective practice and bringing a case study to the session based on the Motivational Interviewing Case Formulation supplied at the end of the one day training. Based on this we will identify further areas of development and rehearse the critical skills in a peer-review context.

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1 09 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0545 Motivational Interviewing: Refresh and Practice Development (p.m.)

An interactive 3-hour workshop facilitated by Phil Harris to enable adult care practitioners who completed the initial 1-day Motivational Interviewing course to refresh their knowledge, skills and confidence and to help them consolidate their learning with this approach.

This follow-up course will give participants an opportunity to review their prior learning and how they have applied these approaches in context of the 3 C’s model. This will include reflective practice and bringing a case study to the session based on the Motivational Interviewing Case Formulation supplied at the end of the one day training. Based on this we will identify further areas of development and rehearse the critical skills in a peer-review context.

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1 09 November 2020 13:30 - 16:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0602 Responding to Aggressive Behaviour (Lone Working in the Community or Office)

PLEASE NOTE: If you have already attended 'Understanding & Responding to Anger & Aggression' you do not need to attend this one.

This one day course is designed for staff and volunteers who provide a service to children and/or adults in the community where they may be working alone; in the service users own home or in office based situations, engaging with people face-to-face or on the telephone. Staff who work alone in the community and in service users own homes can be subject to angry and aggressive behaviour from their service users. Staff working in offices and One Stop Shops are required to respond to members of the public on the phone or face-to-face. It is not unusual for customers to be upset and angry when they make contact with the council. Employers have a responsibility to put systems in place to support safe working practices; training in this area is an important part of the strategy. This course focuses on how to respond calmly and communicate effectively with people in an angry or aggressive state, to maintain the safety and dignity of both the member of staff and the customer/ service user/member of the public.

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

Code: SGC/20/0557 Introduction to Autism: 3-hour workshop

This 3-hour introductory course is suitable for staff who could be in contact with individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

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.

Course Aims: Develop knowledge about 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 training”
“Trainer is extremely knowledgeable and training is delivered with passion and enthusiasm”

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1 10 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/163 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 10 November 2020 09:30 - 15:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/1151 Defensible Decision-Making

CURRENTLY DELIVERED AS A WEBINAR - you will be sent an invite to join (this will be from Sarah Clay, Central Consultancy)

This workshop is for South Gloucestershire Council Adult Care practitioners ONLY
. Its key purpose is to equip staff with the knowledge, skills and confidence to make judgements and clearly record the rationale for decisions that are robust, supported by the relevant evidence and defensible when scrutinised by others. Practitioners need to assess people’s needs and their desired outcomes and then make decisions that keep that person and their carers at the heart of the assessment and support planning process. In all aspects of their work they have to find ways to balance a number of competing pressures including arranging person-centred care and support that meets Care Act and Mental Capacity Act requirements, whilst also managing risk and safeguarding issues effectively, using the organisation’s recording policy and using resources effectively.

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1 12 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Webinar: Microsoft Teams Map

Code: SGC/20/0491 Epilepsy Refresher (Morning) (EVENT FULL)

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 18 November 2020 09:30 - 12:30 Kingswood Civic Centre Map

Code: SGC/20/0505 Providing Effective Supervision (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.

SOUTH GLOS COUNCIL STAFF - you must request a Zoom Licence from ICT by logging a support ticket (Intranet Home Page, under ICT)

This one day workshop is designed to allow first-line managers of social care staff to understand what makes for effective staff supervision and to explore the key strategies and skills needed to make good supervision a reality within their own staff team/workplace. This course is relevant to all managers from social care agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sectors within South Gloucestershire. 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 19 November 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Webinar: Zoom Map

Code: SGC/20/0568 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 26 November 2020 09:30 - 16:00 Kingswood Civic Centre Map