This one day course aims to enable participants to gain an insight into deafness and to develop basic communication skills to use with deaf and hard of hearing people. This course will include exercises including a lip reading test and how much sign language can you learn in half an hour?
Staff who attend this "Understanding me, I have hearing loss" workshop will receive a GDA Deaf Awareness certificate.
Requirements for face-to-face training:
Exploitation happens when someone has power and control over another person. They take advantage of another person’s vulnerability to make money, improve their status or gain control. In order to gain control and power they will groom the victim. The way they do this is by befriending them. This could be by buying them gifts or by giving them money, alcohol or drugs. They could also make them feel special and give them a group to belong to. Perpetrators will target a person’s vulnerability, whether they are children or adults, and will try to isolate the victim to make them depend on the perpetrator.
Adult Exploitation is an extremely important issue for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Exploitation can effect a wide range of people in very many different ways. It is an issue that needs to be understood by professionals so they know who might be more vulnerable to being exploited, what to look out for when they are working with vulnerable people and what to do if they are concerned that someone they are working with may be a victim of exploitation.
It can sometimes be really hard for a victim to know and understand that they are a victim of exploitation, as the perpetrator could be regarded as a friend. It can be very hard for the victim to disclose that they are being abused as they are being controlled by the perpetrator and they rely on them for help and support. If professionals are aware of the warning signs and risk indicators then they may be able to see the signs before the victim is aware of what may be happening. It is important to flag up early signs of exploitation so that a multi-agency approach can be put into place. This would include police who could then try and spot any criminal offences being carried out by the perpetrator and the possibility of any emerging patterns such as organised crime and exploitation rings.
Please note participants will need to attends both days
On this 2 day workshop-style course, packed with case studies based on real life and using practical A.C.T.I.O.N.S.© plan, individuals will learn skills to help others proactively (including mental health crises) as well as themselves.
We take an in-depth look at common mental health illnesses such as depression and anxiety, challenge stigma and learn about stress, alarm bells, coping methods, recovery, self-care and so much more!
With a strong focus on how to get help beyond the medical model, Fundamental Wellbeing First Aid creates hope and positive action.
This course qualifies you as a ‘Mental Wellbeing First Aider’ . This is relevant to people who wish to support adults, children they work with and or colleagues. Delegates will receive a handy resource pack including a combined workbook & manual, A.C.T.I.O.N.S.© card lanyard, badge, and e-certificate.
This training is for people who will be using the Signs of Safety approach in their day-to-day work with children, young people and their families or carers. It is also relevant for people who will be supervising others who are using the approach. The two day Signs of Safety Introduction training is provided by accredited external trainers and places are limited. Key Integrated Children's Services staff to attend are those who chair key meetings and who undertake statutory assessments gathering information from other agencies and where the outcome has a considerable impact on the life of a child/family.
Course Duration: Two days
Course Aims: This training provides practitioners and managers with the skills and knowledge to be able to start to use the Signs of Safety approach in their practice.
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 £103.50 per day. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions
By booking onto this course, you are consenting to your contact details being passed onto the trainer. This is so they can send the invitation, and any further resources, to you.
Please join the meeting prior to the 9.30 start, so you have time to check that the technology is working.
This workshop is for South Gloucestershire Council Adult Care practitioners ONLY.
The session will explore the importance of legally literacy and defensible decision-making in effective practice. Included will be a focus on:
• defining and developing an understanding of what is meant by both terms, from both a theoretical perspective and from your experience/practice
• ways to continue to develop your knowledge of the legal framework and how to ensure that it underpins your practice
• professional accountability and the importance of accurate analysis, free from bias, to inform your professional opinions and defensible decisions
A four day course for new Social Work Practice Educators. Participants will need to be Social Workers with a minimum two years post qualifying experience and approval from their team manager.
New Practice educators will be required to work towards the Practice Educator Professional Standards (PEPS) stage one, whilst working with their first student.
A discussion with Sally Norris is needed before booking onto this training session.
Please note you have to do this training programme in order.
SGC staff only:
Additional learning resources here: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty (Sway resource)
Request to shadow a MCA assessment here: Peer Shadowing Network Yammer Group
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.
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.
The standard charge for this course is £49. Please refer to our Course Charges on the Home page for information on discounts and exemptions.
VENUE: Sunnyside Bowling club, Moorland Road, Yate, BS37 4BX
There will be a break for half term, no course on 14th February
Butterflies and Bees is changing its name to Therapeutic Parenting Pick 'n' Mix
In order to do this course you must first have done Why and How? Attachment and Emotional Health For Young People Looked After; or another kind of training on attachment; or have had some partnership/carer consultation through Thinking Aloud.
This is a psychoeducational group for adults who care for children who have experienced trauma and loss.
Why do the course?
Entering the world of children who have experienced trauma and loss can present many challenges. They may act in ways that bring up intense emotions in the people who are caring for them and often get trapped in cycles of placement breakdowns, low self worth and long term mental health issues. There is no easy solution to this, but by gaining a better understanding of the worlds these children are living in, we open up space for repairing the negative impacts. This ultimately will lead to a reduction in distress and better social and emotional wellbeing.
What will we be doing on the course?
This course presents offers:
1. A guide to the world of these children
2. Tools needed to navigate and survive in them.
The course is not designed to provide a “magic wand” to fix these children but act as a foundation or refresher for carers to continue to build their reflective capacity, knowledge, and skill set.
Do I need to do this?
You will get the most out of the course if you come with an open mind and the understanding that even the most experienced carers benefit from an opportunity to refresh and reflect on these skills. The course facilitators aim to role model this with the philosophy that no one is the expert and everyone has something to bring to the group from their lives.
Primary aims - Carers will gain…
1. Carers personal tools e.g. self care, self reflection
2. Child specific tools
3. A workbook: information and theories
Key learning methods:
3. Practice (role play and tasks to do at home each week)
4. Direct teaching from facilitators
5. Peer learning*
Please feel free to share your knowledge and tips with other carers when things are raised in the group. There are things to be learned from everyone
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 Zoom invitation to you.
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|1||17 January 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|2||24 January 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|3||31 January 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|4||07 February 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|5||21 February 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|6||28 February 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|7||06 March 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
|8||13 March 2024||10:00 - 12:30||Sunnyside Bowling Pavillon||Map|
This workshop is for children’s ASYE’s only and is face to face. It explores the visit fundamentals and will support reflection on the tool kit direct work visit’s you have undertaken so far.Essential Information