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Training and social events for families, carers and support workers

Support Collective online meet-up – Tuesday  24th November

Photo of Zoom meeting of everyone who attended smiling

Read the online meet-up notes and resources.

Support Collective online meet-up – Tuesday 15th December, 11am-12pm

Join us for our festive Support Collective online meet-up on Tuesday 15th December, 11am-12pm. Email [email protected] to join.

Decision Making online workshop with Renaissance Legal – Wednesday 9th December 10-11am

(Rescheduled from Wednesday 25th November, 11am-12pm)

If you are a parent or carer of a child or young person who may not be able to make decisions about their welfare and finances now or in the future, you will need to consider the best ways to protect them as they move to adulthood. Philip Warford, Lawyer and specialist in planning for the future of disabled & vulnerable people, will talk through who can make decisions on behalf of another person, the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Powers of Attorney and how the Court of Protection might help.

To book your free place email: [email protected]

Free training opportunities

For family carers and support workers supporting adults (18 years +) through a Personal Budget or an Education, Health & Care Plan from Adult Social Care. The programme of training is delivered in conjunction with Independent Lives and is funded through Skills for Care. Your family member with support needs can attend creative workshops at Project Art Works whilst you are taking part in training or we can cover the cost of a Personal Assistant providing support, when your Personal Assistant is undertaking training.

There are limited places available for people funded through Personal Health Budgets, or people who support someone aged under 18 – please contact Esther to check availability.

Training for families managing their own care & support provision

Training for family carers and support workers

For more information and to book a place, please click on the links above.

Positive Behaviour Support online training

10th November & 8th December 2020 9.45am – 2.30pm

A pair of workshops, hosted by the Challenging Behaviour Foundation, for family carers and support workers of young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and behaviours that may present as challenging.

Session 1: Understanding Challenging Behaviour

Session 2: Supporting Behaviour Change

About the workshops:

  • The workshops will guide you through the basics of Positive Behaviour Support – how to understand behaviour and plan individualised support strategies – using a mix of activities and discussions.
  • The workshops are suitable for family carers of adults with severe learning disabilities or moderate learning disabilities and autism who receive a Personal Budget
  • They are a two-part set of workshops, so you ideally need to be able to commit to both sessions.
  • The workshops are run by 2 co-trainers; one is a professional and one is a family carer.

Booking is essential, please email: [email protected] or call 01424 423555 to book a space. Please note when booking please ensure you can make both workshop dates.

Aspirational planning and facilitation for families of people with complex needs

Project Art Works is now offering intensive support for families of people with complex needs as part of the Art Freedom Care programme thanks to funding from Skills for Care, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, and Three Guineas Trust.

Project Art Works will work with you to explore what your hopes and aspirations are.

This might be finding and employing support workers, and training them to support your family member, carry out clinical tasks, and work safely and effectively, so that you can have some respite.

You may wish to undertake a Deputyship so you have greater control and more say in the support and care your family member receives.

Or you want to better understand the complex health and social care structures and legal frameworks so you can choose what kind of care and support is right for you as a family. Find out more.

PATH visual planning tool

(PATH Planning Tool, copyright: Jon Ralphs)

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