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

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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 half day course from LGSS is suitable for support staff administering medication in residential services. This course is NOT suitable unless you have attended a full day’s initial training in the past three years.

 

Participants will gain a refreshed knowledge of…

  • Safe procedures for ordering, checking and storing medication
  • Accurate recording, record keeping and safe disposal of medicines
  • Legislation frameworks & how they fit into medication management
  • Problem-solving in medication management
  • Safe administration of medication and the need to be competency assessed
  • Doses, dose timings and instructions for use
  • Good hand hygiene
  • Basic knowledge of medication use and common side-effects
  • Different routes of medication administration
  • What medicines are used for what illness

 

This course is only open to Private, Voluntary and Independent organisations in Cambridgeshire.

Cost £55.00

A cancellation fee will apply if this course is cancelled within 15 working days of the course date.

 

This two day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council social care practitioners, support workers from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector and for people who have frequent and intensive contact with dementia or for people who wish to further their knowledge of dementia.

During the course you will receive information about:

• the neurology of dementia i.e. what dementia is and how the brain may be affected.

• common types of dementia and how dementia impacts on an individual’s day to day life i.e. how the individual processes information and how abilities may fluctuate

• the risks, the impact of early diagnosis and the process of monitoring and reporting

• the key principles of personhood and person centred care and explore different models, techniques to support individuals

• well-being and how to develop creative approaches to support an individual’s reality

• factors that can affect communication and interaction with individuals with dementia

There will be a detail session that shows learners how to:

• use the PAL (Pool Activity Level) instrument to engage individuals with dementia in meaningful occupation (activities)

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£110-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

The Course

This half day course from the LGSS Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team is suitable for line managers, supervisors, and safety representatives, as an introduction or a refresher. It is an interactive and practical course, focussed on risk assessments to keep staff and clients safe in both residential settings and domiciliary care.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:•            

  •   Explain why we carry out risk assessments;
  •   Describe what should be risk assessed;
  •   Identify when to risk assess, including when to review;
  •   Carry out risk assessments, including:

–       Hazard spotting;

–       Identifying what we already do to manage this;

–       Assessing the level of risk;

–       Identifying further control measures;

–       Setting timescales for action.

There are no entry requirements for this course

[£40-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non-attendance.

This full day course from LGSS is suitable for all Health and Social Care employees, volunteers and carers who are required to assist people to move and who wish to:

Gain an opportunity to undertake practical training and advice in safe handling techniques and equipment such as hoists, sliding sheets and wheelchairs.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£85-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This 3 hour course from the Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based staff working in Adult Social Care and any organisation in Cambridgeshire who may come into contact with people who may be drinking alcohol at levels harmful to their health.

The training uses internationally recognised and simple to use Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice tools approved by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) to help staff identify people they are supporting who may be misusing alcohol, and give them the skills and confidence to help them in addressing their alcohol misuse.

There are no entry requirements for this course

There will be no charge for attending this course.

This 1 day course is a Level 3 Award that is valid for 3 years and is suitable for anyone to attend.

Entry requirements

You will be required to bring photographic ID to the first session - This is a requirement by our awarding organisation, Highfield ABC

This course involves some practical exercise which will require you to work on the floor so a good standard of physical ability is required. 

Please be aware that this coursed is formally assessed throughout.  Please ensure footwear and clothing is appropriate as delegates will be required to perform practical tasks that may involve laying on the floor.

[£85-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This three-hour face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based social care Support Workers who have previously attended a full medication administration course and who will be producing and maintaining MAR (Medication Administration Record) Charts in domiciliary care settings, day services, supported living services and extra-sheltered services based in Cambridgeshire.

Delegates would wish to:


  • Use the Cambridgeshire County Council Medication in Domiciliary Policy

  • Be able to sign medicines in/out of the establishment safely

  • Be able to produce the Medication Administration Record in practice

  • Know about the Standard operating procedure for the safe production of a MAR Chart

  • Know about Homely remedies and their use in different settings


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 £40 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

A cancellation fee may be applied to all delegates

These half-day face-to-face workshop sessions from LGSS and Cambridgeshire County Council are suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council Social Workers and Adult Support Coordinators and Cambridge and Peterborugh Foundation Trust Social Worker

This is an opportunity for CCC & CPFT social care practitioners to participate in some group reflective practice sessions and learning events, facilitated by the CCC Principal Social Worker for Adults.

These workshops will be interactive and an opportunity for delegates to critically analyse their decision making, draw on theory and relate it to what they do in day-to-day practice.

This will be an opportunity for delegates to learn from each other, generate new ideas and increase their knowledge. This is also an opportunity to reflect on the complex nature of spcial care practice and how this may impact on ourselves, the importance of peer support and building resilience.

This course is only open to Social Workers from CCC & the CPFT and to CCC Adult Support Coordinators.

There is no charge for attending this course.

Closed course for BringBaby

This 3 hour course from the Drug and Alcohol Action Team (DAAT) is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based staff working in Adult Social Care and any organisation in Cambridgeshire who may come into contact with people who may be drinking alcohol at levels harmful to their health.

The training uses internationally recognised and simple to use Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice tools approved by NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) to help staff identify people they are supporting who may be misusing alcohol, and give them the skills and confidence to help them in addressing their alcohol misuse.

There are no entry requirements for this course

There will be no charge for attending this course.

This is a one day course from LGSS Learning and Development for NASS employees.

The aim of the legal update course is to give Approved Mental Health Professionals an opportunity to update and sharpen their knowledge in key areas of law enabling them to be more confident in carrying out their statutory role effectively.

By the end of the course you will understand:

-An update on some of the statutory functions of the AMHP;

-An update on current caselaw decisions which will impact practice

-The AMHP's role in relation the Mental Health Tribunal process;

-The law and practice in relation to when it is appropriate to use section 2 or section 3;

-The use of CTOs from both a critical and practice perspective.

£300.00 Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This half-day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council Social Care staff who work in a practitioner, Social Worker or Adult Support Coordinator role and anyone who works with people, e.g. customers, general public, service users and colleagues.    

One in a hundred people you meet may be on the Autistic Spectrum.

This course may provide some of the underpinning knowledge for the Care Certificate and towards the VQ unit: Level 2 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.

Delegates will:

•          Gain a basic understanding of autistic spectrum disorder;

•          Receive a brief history of autism;

•          Consider the impact of autism on day-to-day living;

•          Gain an insight into the sensory impact of autism;

•          Understand how autism affects each person individually;

•          Learn about adjustments that may be beneficial for supporting a person with autism.

There are no entry requirements for this course

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

A charge of £40 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

This half-day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council Social Care staff who work in a practitioner, Social Worker or Adult Support Coordinator role and anyone who works with people, e.g. customers, general public, service users and colleagues.    

One in a hundred people you meet may be on the Autistic Spectrum.

This course may provide some of the underpinning knowledge for the Care Certificate and towards the VQ unit: Level 2 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.

Delegates will:

•          Gain a basic understanding of autistic spectrum disorder;

•          Receive a brief history of autism;

•          Consider the impact of autism on day-to-day living;

•          Gain an insight into the sensory impact of autism;

•          Understand how autism affects each person individually;

•          Learn about adjustments that may be beneficial for supporting a person with autism.

There are no entry requirements for this course

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

A charge of £40 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

This full day face to face course from LGSS is suitable for staff who support service users with multiple and complex physical and learning disabilities and who wish to:

  • Start to examine what life may be like for people with complex needs
  • Consider the impact of sensory loss and the importance of environment
  • Have knowledge of some different methods of communication
  • Discuss participants’ experiences of working with this group of people and have shared knowledge and ideas
  • Think about ways of promoting choice and empowerment for this group of people

There are no entry requirements for this course

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

A charge of £55 per person applies to Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council Social Care staff who work in a practitioner, Social Worker or Adult Support Coordinator role and who complete adult social care assessments with service users.

Delegates would wish to:

  • Gain an understanding of how to complete the different sections of the adult assessment form
  • Gain an understanding of the eligibility criteria and how to apply it in practice
  • Gain an understanding of analysis, evidence informed decision making, critical thinking and refection within the assessment process.
  • Gain an understanding of how to undertake personalised, analytical assessments with service users

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council & Northamptonshire County Council.

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 Northamptonshire County Council Social Care staff who work in a practitioner, Social Worker or Adult Support Coordinator role and who complete adult social care assessments with service users.Delegates would wish to:Gain an understanding of how to complete the different sections of the adult assessment formGain an understanding of the eligibility criteria and how to apply it in practiceGain an understanding of analysis, evidence informed decision making, critical thinking and refection within the assessment process.Gain an understanding of how to undertake personalised, analytical assessments with service usersThis course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council

This two day course is essential for anyone involved in completing personal moving and handling risk assessment plans and are required to carry out thorough and sufficient moving and handling risk assessments for people.(formerly titled assessors course in manual handling),

By the end of the course you will:

  • Acquire the knowledge and understanding of the legislative requirements pertinent to moving and handling people and sufficient risk assessing
  • Learn how to complete and review Personal Moving and Handling Risk Assessment Plans and develop your confidence in doing so
  • Develop your ability to identify unsafe or incorrect handling and be able to advise on safe practice in order to ensure safe handling within the workplace
  • Develop your knowledge of the spectrum of equipment available to assist in people handling and practice the safe use of equipment

You will have completed both the Foundation Course in Safer People Handling and the Hoist Course in Safer People Handling previous to attending this course. In addition you will have a desire to undertake Personal Moving and Handling Risk Assessment Plans. Please note this course is for two days.

[£300.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This one day course from LGSS Learning and Development is suitable for anyone carrying out moving and handling of people who wish to refresh with the best practice skills and knowledge necessary to remain competent in assessing the moving and handling needs of those in your care.

 By the end of the course you will:

  • Acquire up to date knowledge and understanding of your legislative requirements.
  • Ensure you have the competence to continue to identify unsafe or incorrect handling and be able to advise on current best practice in moving and handling
  • Refresh your knowledge of hazards, risks and the use of control measures when risk assessing
  • Complete an up to date Personal Moving and Handling Risk Assessment Plan align with current best practice
  • Developed your knowledge and confidence in the safe use of current moving and handling equipment including sling selection, sling fitting and hoisting
  • Developed awareness of your spine and how best to protect it

Course entry requirements

You will have a desire to continue to undertake and review Personal Moving and Handling Risk Assessment Plans.

 [£75.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation and non attendance

This full day course from LGSS is suitable for all Health and Social Care employees, volunteers and carers who are required to assist people to move and who wish to:

Gain an opportunity to undertake practical training and advice in safe handling techniques and equipment such as hoists, sliding sheets and wheelchairs.

There are no entry requirements for this course.

[£85-00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

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