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This two-day Webinar course from Cambridgeshire County Council is aimed at Frontline Managers who work in Cambridgeshire-based social care settings. It covers the knowledge and skills needed to ensure the safe management and administration of medication and to undertake a medication competency assessment.

Delegates would wish to:

  • Be able to understand the responsibilities of all people involved in the process of administering medication safely

  • Be able to use The Cambridgeshire County Council Medicines in Domiciliary Settings Policy

  • Be able to assess medication risks using the Medication Risk Assessment document

  • Be able to produce a Medication Administration Record (MAR), When required (prn) and Variable Dose document

  • Be able to use an effective method of assessment for medication administration competency, using the Medication Competency Framework and Knowledge Workbook

     

    This course is only open to Triple Home Care Delegates

This 1 1/2  hour course from Cambridgeshire County Council 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

This three-hour Webinar 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 administering ENED (Ear, Nose & Eye Drops) & Inhaled Medicines in domiciliary care settings, day services, supported living services and extra-sheltered services based in Cambridgeshire.

Delegates would wish to:

•             Describe how to support the service user prior to the administration of drops or inhaled medicines

•             Describe the anatomy of the eye, ear, nose and respiratory system related to administration

•             State the correct positioning of the service user prior to the administration

•             Discuss how to apply knowledge of infection control to the administration of these medications

•             Explain the current ‘best practice’ of administration

•             Discuss how to modify the administration to suit the service user’s individual needs

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.

This one webinar course from LGSS is suitable for Cambridgeshire-based social care Support Workers who will be administering medication in domiciliary care settings, day services, supported living services and extra-sheltered services based in Cambridgeshire.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Understand where their responsibilities lie from start and finish i.e. to follow the Care Plan and ensure they are training and competent

•          Understand the medication policy including the levels of medication support

•          Understand all relevant documentation related to safe administration of medicines

•          Understand what to do if they make a mistake, can they take a verbal instruction, when, how and from whom

•          Understand the importance of hygiene, when to wear gloves and a safe no-touch technique

•          Understand accurate administration, recording and record keeping

•          Understand different forms, uses and routes of medication administration

•          Understand the safe disposal of medication including responsibilities

This course covers all general aspects of enteral feeding.  It is provided through partnership between CCC, Nutricia, cpft and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

The course is designed for Cambridgeshire-based frontline managers / those who have responsibility for assessing the competency of their staff who administer medication via an enteral feeding tube. (Support Workers requiring specialist enteral feeding training should contact their Manager, in the first instance, who will contact Nutricia directly to arrange this.)

By the end of the course you will:

•    Know of relevant basic anatomy and physiology

•    Gain a broad appreciation of the reason for home enteral feeding

•    Gain awareness of the need for specialist training and where to find it

•    Gain awareness of the issues involved with medicines

•    Know of the competencies required when administering medicines to people with home enteral feeding

This course is facilitated by MS Teams.  You will receive the link to the Teams meeting with your calendar invite, when you book on.

This 3-hour webinar will enable you to develop your understanding of how to prevent and control infection in the work setting, and fully meets the knowledge requirements of the Care Certificate Standard 15.

This course is suitable for anyone involved in social care activities who wishes to:

  • Know what micro-organisms are, and the sources of transmission

  • Receive up to date information about COVID-19

  • Understand the ‘Chain of Infection’, how infections travel around the chain and how the chain can be broken within the working environment by using safe practice

  • Know about the risks, how to protect yourself and the service users from infection

  • Be able to practice safe hand washing techniques, and putting on/removal and disposal of gloves, aprons and masks safely

There are no entry requirements for this course

If you are an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council, LGSS, or Northamptonshire County Council, there will be no charge for your attendance on this course. However, a cancellation charge of £40.00 will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course.

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






This course is now being delivered virtually via ZOOM

Course Description

This training has been developed to complement Section 14 of The Care Act in order to support Safeguarding Practitioners who may come into contact with vulnerable adults who are experiencing domestic abuse. The training is focused on identifying and risk assessing domestic abuse in order to ensure appropriate support is place to protect and safeguard those victims.

Other information

If you are an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council, LGSS or Northamptonshire County Council, there will be no charge for your attendance on this course. However, a cancellation charge will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course.

[£40.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance.

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.

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 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 half day course is aimed at people working in Adult Care Management to raise their awareness of considering Assistive technology as part of their assessments. What you will learn:

• What Assistive Technology is and the importance of embedding in practice (linked to Care Act 2014, Council Plan etc.)

•  The cultural shift needed to achieve the outcomes

•  Ethical considerations

•  Barriers to uptake

•  Return on investment/value for money for citizens

•  The notion of ‘hard to access’

[£40.00] Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancellation/non attendance

This half day course is for Managers/Assessors supporting Newly Qualified Social Workers (NQSW) on the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) programme, and will cover:

What Makes a Good Direct Observation

This two-day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for social care practitioners working within Cambridgeshire County Council and the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust

The course will provide participants with an introduction to Attachment theory, the different attachment based behavioural strategies and systemic practice.

Delegates will be able to:

•             Understand and apply key concepts of developmental attachment theory to their practice

•             Purposefully adapt their practice based on an understanding of a person’s individual attachment behavioural strategies

•             Work with an understanding of the two-speed brain and the five different memory systems

•             Apply attachment and systems based thinking in holistic based practice.

This course is only open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council & the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust

There are no entry requirements for this course

This course is fully funded for social care practitioners working within Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care, Northamptonshire County Council Adult Social Care & social care practitioners working within the Cambridge & Peterborough Foundation Trust.

However, a cancellation charge will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course

This is a trainer assisted session which will allow staff to undertake any of the e-learning modules available on iLearn for completion of the Care Certificate. The session will enable learners to complete their own choice of module(s) using available installed IT equipment under the supervision of a Care Certificate trainer. The trainer will be available throughout the session for advice and assistance.

This course is open to support workers from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care support services.

If you are an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council there will be no charge for your attendance on this course. However, a cancellation charge of £25 will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course.

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 and Transforming Lives relate 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 support staff working in any social care setting who wish to improve their knowledge in relation to communication, recording & reporting requirements within care and support services. The course is open to support staff from both Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.

Delegates would wish to:

•          Consider what effective communication is and a range of communication methods and styles

•          Understand how to promote effective communication

•          Understand how to establish an individual’s communication and language needs, wishes and preferences

•          Consider barriers to effective communication and ways to reduce these

•          Explore what information and support is available to promote effective communication

•          Legislation and agreed ways of working to maintain confidentiality in day-to-day communication

•          Why it is important to have secure systems for recording, storing and sharing information

•          What confidentiality means in relation to work role and situations where information, normally considered to be confidential, might need to be passed on

•          The types of records we keep and the principles of good record keeping

This course is open to Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council & Northamptonshire County Council support services and employees in support services from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector.

There is no charge for CCC & NCC employees attending this course but a cancellation fee may be applied.

There is a £55.00 per person charge for delegates from the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector.

Conflict Management NASS

This one day face-to-face course from LGSS and CREDS is for Heads of Service, Team Managers and Firstline Managers in Cambridgeshire County Council and aims to enable and empower participants to deliver training to their teams so that team members are better equipped to work effectively in a culturally diverse community and to recognise and challenge bias.

Delegates will:

•          Reflect on their current working practices

•          Explore the effect of making assumptions and stereotyping in the delivery of county services and on workplace relationships

•          Examine their responsibilities under The Equality Act 2010

•          Understand their collective role in delivering Cambridgeshire’s Equality Strategy

•          Respond appropriately in diverse situations

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

 

This course is intended support registered professionals who have a responsibility to make applications to the Court of Protection through the Re X process for potential Deprivations of Liberty. This course can also be accessed by Adult Support Coordinators.

Who it is for

The course is intended for all LGSS customer who are statutory services and specifically for Social Workers, Nurses Psychiatrists, Care Managers and other registered professionals who have a responsibility in the completion of the CoP DoL forms.

Other information

If you are an employee of Cambridgeshire County Council, LGSS, or Northamptonshire County Council, there will be no charge for your attendance on this course. However, a cancellation charge will apply if you cancel your place on the course within 15 working days of the course date or if you fail to attend this course.

£25 Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement.

This course is designed to support you in your role supporting Best Interest Assessments under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. It will ensure you keep up to date with changes and be part of your continuing professional development.

Who it is for

This course is for Mental Health Assessors, Best Interest Assessors and Supervisory Body Signatories involved in Best Interest Assessing under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

What you can expect to learn

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have considered the latest DoLS news and developments
  • Examine the differences between a restriction on liberty and deprivation of liberty and lessons from case law
  • Clarify knowledge about legal responsibilities and obligations under DoLS
  • Consider the DoLS legal criteria (assessments) and issues from practice
  • Discuss the latest relevant case law and reflect on how this affects practice

How long is the course?

1 Full day

Course entry requirements

You must be carrying out Best Interest Assessments on behalf of the BIA team in Northamptonshire or training to do this role.

Pre-course preparation

You do not need to do any course work before attending this session.

Feedback from previous attendees

"This training helped answer some questions about current legislation. Useful to hear views of other professionals"

"Great session-very simulative and informative"

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  • Capacity assessments - Adult Social Care

Forms part of a qualification?

This course does not form part of a qualification.

Other information

Please note if you are an employee of NCC this development activity will be provided at no cost to you or your manager. However a cancellation charge of £150.00 will apply if you cancel this place within 15 working days of the course date or if you do not attend on the course.

This course is funded for other professionals who undertake Best Interest Assessments in conjunction with Northamptonshire County Council but who may work at partner organisations e.g. NHs or NHFT.

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