Adults Social Care modules including: Dementia, Reablement, Safeguarding (level 1), MCA, DOLS, Common Induction Standards and more.

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Please note that you should only book on to this course if you have been invited to do so.  Anybody booking on to this course without being invited will have their booking cancelled.

This 1 day course, with 6 hours of face to face learning, is designed to give staff or volunteers assisting with adult social care delivery, a basic knowledge of safe procedures for assisting with care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The course is suitable for volunteers or Cambridgeshire County Council employees assisting with care delivery, who do not normally deliver hands-on care


This two day course is for permanently employed Northamptonshire Adult Social Care staff. (NASS)

What you will learn:

  • Understand the concept of choice, empowerment and risk
  • Understand the knowledge, skills and attitudes which underpin good practice in working with risk
  • Develop confidence in assessing, analysing and managing risk, and the importance of effective recording of all risk and positive risk decisions 
  • Understand the importance of capacity in relation to risk related decision making,
  • Understand when safeguarding/ARM procedures need to be instigated

£300 cost for cancellations.

The Course

Universal Credit is one of the significant changes brought in by the Welfare Reform Act. This benefit replaces seven means-tested benefits and will affect people who are in or out of work, have children and/or rent or housing costs. This full day course from CCC Welfare Benefits Advice Team is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based staff who wish to:

•             Receive an overview of how Universal Credit will be calculated and the conditions of entitlement

•             To be aware of when Universal Credit needs to be claimed

•             Understand the conditions of Universal Credit

•             Know how Universal Credit is calculated

•             Understand how the Benefit Cap will be applied

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£55-00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation / non-attendance.

This full day course from CCC Welfare Benefits Advice Team is suitable for Cambridgehsire-based staff supporting older people, their relatives and carers who wish to:

•             Recognise the importance of benefits for this client group

•             Understand the basic rules of relevant benefits

•             Understand the interaction of different benefits

•             Understand how means-tested benefits are calculated and how disability benefits are assessed.

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£55-00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation / non-attendance

This full day course from CCC Welfare Benefits Advice Team is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based staff looking to develop their knowledge about benefits for those who have long-term disabilities or who are unable to work because of sickness and who wish to:

•             Understand how the benefit claim process works

•             Know how to spot potential entitlement

•             Be aware of the claiming assessment processes for Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance

•             Understand the process and time limits to challenge a benefit decision

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£55-00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation / non-attendance.

This full day course from CCC Welfare Benefits Advice Team is suitable for Cambridgehsire-based staff supporting older people, their relatives and carers who wish to:

•             Recognise the importance of benefits for this client group

•             Understand the basic rules of relevant benefits

•             Understand the interaction of different benefits

•             Understand how means-tested benefits are calculated and how disability benefits are assessed.

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£55-00] Advertised price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation / non-attendance

Self enrolment

This one day course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for front line staff working with dementia and NCC staff working in the adult social care teams who wish to know:

  • What the term ‘dementia’ means and how to recognise at least four different types of dementia
  • How different people of different age groups are affected by dementia
  • Factors that may contribute to the development of dementia and conditions that may be mistaken for it
  • Different ways individuals may communicate, and how behaviour is a form of communication
  • What is person centred support, including the different approaches to dementia support
  • What is ‘Well – Being’ and why this is important
  • The Legislation and Legal authority that supports Individuals with Dementia
Course Entry requirements : Delegates must have completed Dementia Module 1 - What Dementia Is and What It Isn't

[55.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is Day 5 of a 5-Day Care Certificate Programme. It can be accessed as a single day or as part of the wider programme. The course is suitable for support workers working within adult social care support services in the public sector and/or the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors across health and social care.

The day covers Standard 9; Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and learning Disability.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health conditions, dementia or learning disabilities

•          Understand the importance of promoting positive health and well-being for an individual who may have a mental health condition, dementia or learning disability

•          Understand the importance of early detection of mental health conditions, dementia and learning disabilities

•          Understand the meaning of mental capacity in relation to how care is provided

NB: Care Certificate Standard 12: Basic Life Support is a practical-based session which is available as a separate course.

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care support services and from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire who are delivering health and social care interventions.

There is no charge for CCC employees to attend this course. There is a £25.00 charge for support workers from CPFT, NCC and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and for cancellation.

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is Day 4 of a 5-Day Care Certificate Programme. It can be accessed as a single day or as part of the wider programme. The course is suitable for support workers working within adult social care support services in the public sector and/or the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors across health and social care.

The day covers standards 8, 13 & 15:

Standard 8: Fluids & Nutrition.

Standard 13: Health & Safety.

Standard 15: Infection, Prevention & Control.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand how good nutrition and hydration is vitally important to health and wellbeing

•          Understand how dehydration is often a cause of many health related difficulties

•          Understand how personal hygiene and hygienic ways of working are essential when working with food and drink

•          Understand their responsibilities including legislation affecting Health and Safety

•          Understand the Risk Assessment

•          Understand Moving and Assisting safely

•          Understand how to respond to accidents and sudden illness

•          Understand the limitation on medicine and healthcare tasks

•          Understand safety of hazardous substances

•          Understand promoting fire safety

•          Understand how to recognise security issues and establishing identity

•          Understand the effects of stress and ways to manage it

•          Have an understanding of what micro-organisms are, and the sources of transmission

•          Have an understanding of the ‘Chain of Infection’, and how the chain can be broken within the working environment and by best practice

•          Have an understanding of the risks and how to protect themselves and the service users from infection

•          Have an understanding of safe hand washing techniques, and putting on/removing and disposal of gloves and aprons safely

NB: Care Certificate Standard 12: Basic Life Support is a practical-based session which is available as a separate course.

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care support services and from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire who are delivering health and social care interventions.

There is no charge for CCC employees to attend this course. There is a £25.00 charge for support workers from CPFT, NCC and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and for cancellation.

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is Day 3 of a 5-Day Care Certificate Programme. It can be accessed as a single day or as part of the wider programme. The course is suitable for support workers working within adult social care support services in the public sector and/or the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors across health and social care.

The day covers standards 5, 6, 10, 11 & 14:

Standard 5: Work in a person centred way.

Standard 6: Communication.

Standard 10: Safeguarding Adults.

Standard 11: Safeguarding Children.

Standard 14: Handling information.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand person centred values

•          Understand ways of working in a person centred way

•          Know how to demonstrate awareness of the individuals immediate environment and make changes to address factors that may be causing discomfort or distress

•          Have an awareness of any actions they may be undertaking that are causing discomfort or distress to individuals

•          Know how to support individuals to minimise pain or discomfort

•          Know how to support the individual to maintain their identity and self-esteem

•          Know how to support the individual using person centred values

•          Understand the importance of effective communication at work

•          Understand how to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals

•          Understand how to promote effective communication

•          Understand the principles and practises relating to confidentiality

•          Understand the Principles of Safeguarding Adults

•          Know how to reduce the likelihood of abuse

•          Know how to respond to suspected or disclosed abuse

•          Know how to protect people from harm and abuse – locally and nationally

•          Know how to Safeguard Children from abuse

•          Know how to use appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication

•          Know how to support the use of appropriate communication aids/technologies

•          Know how to handle information in line with agreed ways of working

NB: Care Certificate Standard 12: Basic Life Support is a practical-based session which is available as a separate course.

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care support services and from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire who are delivering health and social care interventions.

There is no charge for CCC employees to attend this course. There is a £25.00 charge for support workers from CPFT, NCC and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and for cancellation.

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is Day 2 of a 5-Day Care Certificate Programme. It can be accessed as a single day or as part of the wider programme. The course is suitable for support workers working within adult social care support services in the public sector and/or the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors across health and social care.

The day covers standards 3, 4 & 7:

Standard 3: Duty of Care.

Standard 4: Equality and Diversity.

Standard 7: Privacy and Dignity.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand the support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care

•          Be able to deal with comments and complaints

•          Know how to deal with incidents, errors and near misses

•          Know how to deal with confrontation and difficult situations

•          Understand the importance of equality and inclusion

•          Know how to work in an inclusive way

•          Know how to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion

•          Understand the principles that underpin privacy and dignity in care

•          Know how to maintain the privacy and dignity of the individual(s) in their care

•          Know how to support an individual’s right to make choices

•          Know how to support individuals in making choices about their care

•          Understand how to support active participation

•          Know how to support the individual in active participation in their own care

NB: Care Certificate Standard 12: Basic Life Support is a practical-based session which is available as a separate course.

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care support services and from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire who are delivering health and social care interventions.

There is no charge for CCC employees to attend this course. There is a £25.00 charge for support workers from CPFT, NCC and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and for cancellation.

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is Day 1 of a 5-Day Care Certificate Programme. It can be accessed as a single day or as part of the wider programme. The course is suitable for support workers working within adult social care support services in the public sector and/or the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors across health and social care.

The day covers standards 1 & 2:

Standard 1: Understand your role.

Standard 2: Your personal development.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand their own role

•          Know how to work in ways that are agreed with their employer

•          Understand working relationships in health and social care

•          Be able to work in partnership with others

•          Be able to agree a personal development plan

•          Know how to develop their own knowledge, skills and understanding.

NB: Care Certificate Standard 12: Basic Life Support is a practical-based session which is available as a separate course.

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care support services and from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire who are delivering health and social care interventions.

There is no charge for CCC employees to attend this course. There is a £25.00 charge for support workers from CPFT, NCC and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and for cancellation.

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is for anyone working with people with a learning disability,

[£225.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

This one-day face-to-face course from the Learning Disability Partnership’s Speech & Language Team and LGSS is suitable for support workers who support adults with learning disabilities who experience difficulty with eating and/or drinking (swallowing).

Delegates would wish to:

•             Learn how to make eating & drinking a safe and pleasurable experience

•             Recognise the specific difficulties experienced by adults with learning disabilities

•             Understand the link between these specific difficulties and poor health and quality of life outcomes

•             Learn how to modify drinks and meals

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Support Services & employees from the social care Private, Voluntary & Independent sector.

Fully funded for: Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care staff.

A charge of £55 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

 A cancellation fee may be applied to all delegates

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council and CPFT employees in the Adult Support Coordinator, Social Worker and Senior Social Worker role who will be completing carers assessments, carers support plans and carers reviews.

This course is also appropriate for CCC team managers who oversee practice at a team and individual level.

It is viewed as core training for CCC Adult Support Coordinators, Social Workers and Senior Social Workers.

This course can also be accessed by organisations that complete carers assessments as a delegated function for Cambridgeshire County Council or CPFT (Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Making Space & the Alzheimer’s Society)

 

The course aims to provide delegates with an overview of the approach to working with carers in line with the principles of the Care Act 2014 and the Transforming Lives service delivery model.

 

Delegates would wish to:

•          Gain an understanding of how the Care Act 2014 relates to working with carers

•          Gain an understanding of how to complete a carers assessment & support plan

•          Gain an understanding of what funding, services and support can be accessed by carers

•          Gain an understanding of how to complete a carers review

 

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council, the Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Making Space & the Alzheimer’s Society

 

There is no charge for attending this course but a cancellation fee may be applied

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust Social Care staff who work in a practitioner, Social Worker or Adult Support Coordinator role. This course is directly linked to the strength-based approach to working with people that is detailed within the Care Act 2014

Delegates would wish to:

•          Gain a basic understanding of the theory of Strengths-Based Conversations and Approaches

•          Be able to identify different types of Strengths and Assets

•          Gain a basic understanding of Empowerment and how to use empowerment tools in strengths-based practice

•          Understand how to undertake and deliver a Strengths-Based Approach in practice

 This course is only open to social care practitioners from Cambridgeshire County Council & the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust.

This course is not open to support workers from CCC support services or support workers from the Private, Voluntary & Independent sector.

 There is no charge for attending this course but a cancellation fee may be applied

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council and Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust Social Care staff who work in a practitioner, Social Worker or Adult Support Coordinator role. This course is directly linked to the strength-based approach to working with people that is detailed within the Care Act 2014

Delegates would wish to:

•          Gain a basic understanding of the theory of Strengths-Based Conversations and Approaches

•          Be able to identify different types of Strengths and Assets

•          Gain a basic understanding of Empowerment and how to use empowerment tools in strengths-based practice

•          Understand how to undertake and deliver a Strengths-Based Approach in practice

 This course is only open to social care practitioners from Cambridgeshire County Council & the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust.

This course is not open to support workers from CCC support services or support workers from the Private, Voluntary & Independent sector.

 There is no charge for attending this course but a cancellation fee may be applied

 

This six-hour face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for social care support workers who support adult service users and carers. The course aims to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge to work with service users and carers using a strengths-based approach. They will be able to support people to utilize their own strengths such as personal resilience, and enable them to tap into the strengths offered by their circle of support and their local community.

Delegates would wish to:

•             Gain a basic understanding of the theory of Strengths-Based Approaches

•             Understand the drivers for transformation

•             Be able to identify different types of Strengths and Assets

•             Understand how to undertake and deliver a Strengths-Based Approach within assessments and support planning

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care support services and from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector in Cambridgeshire who are delivering health and social care interventions.

This course is not for Social Workers or Adult Support Coordinators from Cambridgeshire County Council or the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust. A separate course is available to those staff.

There is no charge for CCC employees to attend this course. There is a £55.00 charge for support workers from CPFT and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire.

A cancellation fee may be applied

Self enrolment

This full day course from DHIVerse is suitable for anyone working in Cambridgeshire who has an interest in promoting good sexual health. It would be particularly suitable for those who work or interact with vulnerable or seldom heard groups or those who may find it difficult to access sexual health services, and who wish to:

•             Have the opportunity to discuss and explore what we might mean by ‘sexual health’, and why sexual health is so important

•             Find out about sexual health resources and services available in Cambridgeshire

•             Look at challenges and motivators to good sexual health, and explore strategies to break down the challenges and enhance motivators

•             Look at five sample groups where supporting sexual health through peer networks has been shown to be particularly important: younger people, older people, MSM (men who have sex with men),  and BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) communities, and people living with learning difficulties

•             Identify the role of peer education and support in promoting sexual health within these communities, and thinking about our own potential roles in enhancing this process.

There are no entry requirements for this course

There is no charge for attending this course.

This 3 1/2  hour course from LGSS is run by Sensory Services practitioners and issuitable for support workers working within adult social care support services in the public sector and/or the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) sectors across health and social care who come into contact with people with sensory impairments.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand the implications of loss / reduction of the senses

•          Gain a basic introduction to eye and ear anatomy using simulated practical experience.

•          Understand the main causes of vision loss and hearing loss and the implications for visual / hearing functioning

•          Understand basic positive interventions

•          Gain an understanding of different approaches in different cultures

This course is only open to Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care staff, Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust social care staff & employees from Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations who are delivering health and social care interventions in Cambridgeshire. This could include support workers, Adult Support Coordinators or Social Workers

There is no charge for CCC employees and no charge for CPFT Social Workers to attend this course. There is a £30.00 charge for the wider CPFT workforce and the PVI sector

 A cancellation fee may be applied

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