Category Archives: Learning Disability

Sexuality Relationships and Human Rights for People with Learning Disabilities

 

Course information:

This course looks at the Human Rights Act, The Equality Act and Mental Capacity Act in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities with relationships and the law, and will include support around people who are Gay, Lesbian or Transgender. Participants will explore the Law and how it how it effects their working relationship with people in care and support and will explore, through the medium of real life case studies, critical decision-making in supporting people with their human rights with regards to relationships, and sexuality balanced with Adult safeguarding issues and concerns.

Designed for and with Shropshire Joint Training Team we are confident this is a course that will resolve many issues for people working in social and health care support in this area.

Who should attend?

Support workers, home managers, ROVI’s, Learning disability nurses, social workers working with people who have learning disabilities and other related professionals

Course Deliver:

Will be by a series of presentations and some group work

Trainer

Mark Gray is a learning disability nurse specialising in complex needs, particularly sensory loss.

Mark has worked extensively with a wide client group of people with complex needs including people with dementia, Deafblindness and multiple disabilities. Prior to running Mark Gray Associates, Mark was head of regional services for Deafblind UK and the national training research and development officer for the RNIB in Multiple Disability.

When Mark is not training, Mark Gray Associates supports a wide range of disabled people and their Personal Assistants who use continuing health care budgets and self-directed support to receive services in their own homes.

Cost

  • Available in-house for 20 people at a cost of £800 +VAT for 20 people
  • or as an external course at £100 +VAT

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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities who have Dementia and Sight Loss

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A one-day workshop for Rehabilitation Officers and support staff working with people who have Dementia and may be experiencing Sight difficulties this course is designed to give an overview of Dementia and common sight conditions experienced by older people.

It will then look at behaviours associated with sight loss where people are non-verbal or have difficulty explaining what is happening to them as their sight deteriorates.

The course will then touch on potential sight testing methods and look at adaptations to daily practice and the care environment to improve support.

This one-day course is delivered through a series of presentations and some group work. It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.

Who should attend?

  • Dementia Support workers
  • Home Managers
  • ROVIs
  • Learning Disability Support Workers working with people who have Down’s Syndrome  or older people with learning disabilities
  • Occupational Therapists and other related professionals

Cost:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT
  • External workshops £100 + VAT

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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities who have Mental Health Issues

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The training programme will be facilitated as a series of described PowerPoint sessions and workshop sessions which result in Key Practice points for each category.

At the end of the session the group will look at their own practice reflectively and look at what things they might change or do differently in relation to the day’s additional knowledge.

Who should attend?

The course has been designed for Social Care staff and similar professionals who support people with learning disabilities in the community or in group home or day service settings.

Costs:

  • In-house course £800 + VAT

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Supporting Deafblind People with Learning Disabilities

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This one-day course identifies the key visual and hearing conditions which combined can lead an individual to be supported as Deafblind.

It covers both congenital and acquired Deafblind issues and will provide an overview of the best communication support methods and resources for further support.

It is available in-house for 20 people and includes handouts and resource information to take home.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all Health and Social Care professionals, parents and family carers are especially welcome.

Costs:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT

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Putting Vision into Health Action Planning

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Image: Putting Vision into Health Action PlanningAll people with Learning Disabilities should now have a Health Action Plan and Annual Health Check, This course explores the importance of assessing vision as part of this process and determining whether further support is needed. about a third of people with Learning disabilities could be certificated as Visually impaired another third require glasses or other visual aids.

This one-day course looks at the importance of including vision in health action planning and will identify the key issues for health care facilitators.

It is available in-house for 20 people and includes handouts and resource information to take home.

Who should attend?

All health care facilitators or staff with a facilitation role. Parents and family carers are especially welcome

Costs:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT

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Human Rights and People with Learning Disabilities

Course information:

This one-day course looks at human rights and people with learning disabilities.

Course aims:

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  1. To enable participants to understand the core principles of human rights and why they are relevant to people with learning disabilities.
  2. To enable participants to understand the key features and purpose of the human rights act and how it can be used in everyday practice.
  3. To enable participants to understand how human rights principles and standards apply to in the context of their work setting.

The trainers will be using a PowerPoint based presentation with several group participation workshops throughout the day.

It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.

Cost:

  • In-house course £800 + VAT
  • External workshops £100 + VAT

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Disability in the Equality Act (Updated for BREXIT)

How is your compliance?

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This one-day workshop is effectively an Audit tool for your business. Gender, Age, Sexuality, Disability was pulled into one act in 2010 called the Equality ACT, it was also strengthened in parts by new additions to Disability Discrimination Law, and Human Rights Law.

This one-day workshop is designed to ensure that you make cost effective reasonable adjustment without harming your service delivery.

The day will cover what’s new in the Equality Act that you need to know including:

  • How the Human rights legislation is enforced: Myths and Facts
  • What are the key issues for people with disabilities? This covers blind and visually impaired people, deafblind, physically disabled people, people with mental health problems and people with a learning disability.
  • Getting it right; what is reasonable adjustment?
  • Access issues (staff and customers)
  • Communication issues (staff and customers)
  • Employing disabled people
  • Where you can get help?
  • (updated) What are the Implications of Brexit to Equality & rights?

It is available in-house for 20 people and includes handouts and resource information to take home.

Costs:

  • In-house course £800 + VAT

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Developing and Maintaining Communication Methods with People who have Profound and Multiple Disabilities

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This one-day course will cover the basic theories of zoning, intensive interaction and developmental communication.

Whilst applying those to practical methods of communication for supporting and developing choice and control using real life case studies of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities both of whom have additional sensory problems.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all Health and Social Care professionals, parents and family carers are especially welcome. The course has been extensively updated to support IMCA’s IMHA’s & advocates.

It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.

Cost:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT
  • External workshops £100 + VAT
  • Cost includes handouts and resource information

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Deaf Awareness and Learning Disability

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This course explores the causes of deafness in people with learning disabilities and looks at avenues of support from the hearing test to using Hearing Aids, signed communication and environmental aids.

It is available in-house for 20 people and includes handouts and resource information to take home.

Who should attend?

This course is open to all Health and Social Care professionals, parents and family carers are especially welcome.

Costs:

  • In-house course £600 + VAT

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Supporting People with a Visual Impairment and a Learning Disability

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Approximately one third of the population of people with a learning disability could be registered blind or partially sighted (500,000) a further third (500,000) require glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision. Source (lookup (Seeability) 2009) (Emerson. E, Hatton.C), Population of people with LD in England For Valuing People Now (2007)

However many do not get access to the right eye health support and many go blind through treatable eye conditions that are not detected because of communication difficulties.

This one-day course outlines the common visual disabilities found in the learning disabled population, the behaviours that indicate sight loss, treatments and the development of person centred care pathways and additional support that is available.

The day will also look at sight testing from both function and acuity testing perspectives and how to support the individual and their carers through eye surgery, and wearing glasses for the first time. It is available in-house for 20 people or as an external workshop.

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Master class in Multiple Disability

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The master class will cover the following topics:

  • Incidence and Definitions of Multiple Disability
  • Sight problems in relation to people with a learning disability
  • Functional Visual assessment of people with multiple disabilities
  • Supporting sight testing outcomes
  • Communication issues

The day is structured so that it can be interactive and will take questions from participants given in advance.

Costs:

  • In-house course £800 + VAT

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