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-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 Cambridgeshire County Council Medication in Domiciliary Policy

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

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 two-day face-to-face course from LGSS 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 Employees from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adult Support Services & employees from the social care Private, Voluntary & Independent sector in Cambridgeshire.

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

A charge of £110 per person applies to: Private, Voluntary and Independent Organisations.

 

A cancellation fee may be applied to all delegates

 

This three-hour face-to-face course from LGSS 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 in Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire who support people with Pressure Area Care

Delegates would wish to:

•          Know what is meant by the term pressure area

•          Have knowledge about the skin and its function

•          Know who is at risk

•          Be able to recognise a pressure ulcer

•          Know who to report concerns too

•          Know how to prevent a pressure ulcer forming

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 £40.00 charge for support workers from CPFT, NCC and the PVI sector in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

A cancellation fee may be applied

This half-day face-to-face course from LGSS is suitable for support staff administering medication in domiciliary care settings, day services, supported living services and extra-sheltered services. This course is NOT suitable unless you have attended a full day’s initial training in the past three years.

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 Cambridgeshire County Council Medication in Domiciliary Policy

  • 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

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

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

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 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.

A charge of £40 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 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 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 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 one day course is for anyone who is living or working with people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and who have not received any formal training in this area previously.

This course will enable you to recognise the difficulties commonly associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD):

- Triad/Diad of Impairments

- Recent diagnostic changes 

- Sensory problems

- The Iceberg Approach

- Visual supports

hear from a person with Aspergers syndrome about how ASD affects them

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

Please note this course is for NASS only. Mental Health First Aid gives an overview of what Mental Health is, how to recognise the symptoms, how to provide initial help, and where to guide people for further help and advice.

This two day course will help anyone who manages people or anyone who deals face to face with the public or customers to:

  •  Spot the early signs of a mental health problem
  •  Feel confident helping someone experiencing a mental health problem
  •  Provide help on a first aid basis
  •  Help prevent someone from hurting themselves or others
  •  Help stop a mental illness from getting worse
  •  Help someone recover faster
  •  Guide someone towards the right support
  •  Reduce the stigma of mental health problems

This one day face to face course from LGSS Learning and Development is for Senior practitioners, team managers and others who may be given the responsibility of taking Chairing Safeguarding Adults Case Conferences and other meetings The course is designed to ensure these meetings are chaired in a way that meets the policy and practical requirements and also the rules of evidence and legal requirements.Course entry requirementsSafeguarding Adults Level 3 Investigating Skills

£150.00 Advertised Price where not included in a Service Level Agreement and cost for cancelation/non attendance.

This is a two day course from LGSS Learning and Development that will equip delegates with the knowledge and skills to participate in all aspects of carrying out Safeguarding Investigations. By the end of the course you will:

Know the principles, processes and best practice skills involved in undertaking investigative work, including interviewing

Weigh up evidence and promote a fair and just process

Understand the legal context of safeguarding adults vulnerable to abuse and the measures that can be taken to protect them or support them in exercising their rights and accessing the criminal justice process

Provide an outcome-focused, personal approach to safeguarding

Understand the joint and organisational roles and responsibilities for investigating safeguarding concerns

Know how collaborative working can improve the investigation process

Relate other processes and issues, such as domestic abuse, anti-social behaviour, childrens safeguarding etc.

You will need to have attended Safeguarding Adults Level 2.

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

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 half day training is for NASS staff carrying out assessment as advised on the NASS Training Matrix and 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 that may be experiencing domestic abuse. The training is focused on identifying and risk assessing domestic abuse in order to ensure appropriate support is in place to protect and safeguard those victims covering:

  • Understanding Domestic Abuse
  • Identifying Risk using the DASH Risk Assessment Model
  • Services available in Northamptonshire for Domestic Abuse Victims

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

This two day course for permanently employed NASS staff covers:

To increase understanding of the main legal duties and principles of the Care Act 2014

To increase knowledge and understanding of assessment and eligibility criteria as per the Care Act 2014

To increase confidence in applying eligibility criteria to identify eligible needs

To understand what is a proportionate and appropriate assessment

To understand and apply the principles of a good analytical, strengths based assessment to the FACE assessment documentation.

To gain an understanding of analysis, evidence informed decision making, critical thinking and reflection within the assessment process

To understand the inter-relationship between the Care Act and Mental Capacity Act when undertaking assessments for individuals who may lack capacity

To understand when to exercise the duty to appoint advocacy services for individuals

To understand and develop confidence in how to establish outcomes based on identified needs

To outline the range of support individuals may need in order to make informed choices to manage their needs, promote independence and well being, and define their own outcomes

Be able to translate identified needs into a strengths based, outcome focussed support plan, utilising the FACE support planning process

Understand the key principles in reviewing support plans with customers

This one day course for permanently employed Northamptonshire Adult Social Services staff (NASS) covers: Understand the principles of analysis and the difference between this and narrative accounts.

Understand and apply principles of professional curiosity and critical reflection Understand and be able to weigh up the relevance of collated information

Understand the difference between fact and judgment

Be able to apply skills of analysis to formulate conclusions Be able to articulate sound decision making with clear evidence

This half day course covers the following:

Be able to articulate and present written information that is relevant, factual, concise, and can be substantiated

Understand how to record decision making within the context of an analysis of information, and relevant legal frameworks

Understand how to convey the views of the customer, and other relevant parties Understand how to structure reports and assessments

This one day course is for permanently employed Northamptonshire Adult Social Care staff (NASS) in supervisory positions.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the main elements of a quality assurance approach
  • Consolidate understanding of the core elements and standards of a good assessment and support plan -  What does good look like?
  • Understand and develop confidence in the use of interactional techniques with staff (facilitation, eliciting, probing, observing)
  • Facilitate and promote analytical approaches to assessment and support planning
  • Be able to apply critically reflective approaches to help staff identify what they are doing right and where practice can be improved Introduce mentoring, modelling and supporting learning methods
  • Understand own strengths and learning needs

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.

Self enrolment

This one day course is for experienced registered qualified Social Workers (NCC)

Learning outcomes:

  • Provide an overview of the moderation Framework i.e. internal and external moderation processes
  • Understand and apply the Principles of moderation/assessment (quality checklist)

  • Gain  knowledge of the content and format of portfolios

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of moderation panel members

  • Critically assess and track progression of the ASYE’s practice and capabilities (evidence their development journey)

  • Providing effective feedback to all individuals involved in the ASYE process.

  • Review examples of good and bad assessment practice

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