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The Support Collective is delighted to offer two free workshops this Spring delivered by The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. This training is for family carers and support workers supporting adults (18 years +) through a Personal Budget from Adult Social Care or an Education, Health, and Care Plan. There are limited places available for people funded through Personal Health Budgets, or people who support someone aged under 18 please contact [email protected] for availability.

Pica Awareness workshop at 10:00-14:30 on Friday 28th April 2023 delivered via Zoom

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation’s Pica Awareness workshop is specifically designed for support staff and carers supporting children, young people or adults who have severe learning disabilities and display Pica behaviour (eating inedible objects) and/or polydipsia (drinking fluids).

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand possible reasons for pica.
  • Understand the risks of pica.
  • Recognise the importance of vigilance, reporting and recording pica.
  • Identify strategies for supporting the person at risk of pica.
  • Feel confident in their understanding of pica and to advocate for the person.

Communication and Challenging Behaviour workshop on 10am – 2:30pm on Friday 12th May 2023 delivered via Zoom

This practical 4.5 hour workshop is an introduction to the links between communication and behaviour. Aimed at anyone who wants to understand how to improve communication with individuals with severe learning disabilities – in turn improving their quality of life, choice and behaviour.

This workshop includes:

  • What is communication and why it is important
  • What makes communication difficult
  • The relationship between communication and challenging behaviour
  • Alternative approaches to communication (inc. pictures, signing, intensive interaction, digital communication aids)
  • Communication passports

Please complete our booking form to request a place on any of the above training courses or contact [email protected] for further information.

The programme of training is delivered in conjunction with Independent Lives and is funded through Skills for Care.

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