Courses and workshops

We publicise a range of courses and workshops of interest to the local care sector. Please browse or use the search facility below.

If you are running a course or workshop you would like publicised, or have spare spaces on some training you are holding, please submit it using the tab on the left.

21st Nov

Getting started with values and behaviours-based recruitment

Come and find out:

First steps to ensure your workplace values are agreed, developed and embedded throughout your recruitment and retention, including:

  • what workplace values are
  • the benefits of establishing workplace values
  • working with others to develop and agree workplace values

Communicating your values.

Recruitment and retention in adult social care: the secrets of success - lessons and best practice examples from research with organisations with a turnover of less than 10%. 

Other initiatives that can support your recruitment and retention.


Who should come along? 

The workshop is aimed at adult social care employers of all sizes who are interested in learning more about values and behaviours-based recruitment and retention, and would like help to get started using this approach.

Delegates who attend should be in a position to influence change in their workplace. This might include senior managers, human resources managers, registered managers and individual employers.

Lunch and refreshments will also be provided.


Price Information

Free

Start

9:30am
21st Nov

End

2:30pm

Venue

Novotel London Stanstead Airport, Round Coppice Road,
Stansted,
Essex,
CM24 1SF


22nd Nov

Enhancing nutrition and hydration

Course description

Hydration and nutrition are key features of almost every national and local health and care campaign. Without adequate intake of fluids and food healthy body function is unattainable at any level, resulting in increased risk of morbidity, hospital admission and mortality.

Older people, some of whom may be living with dementia or other physical and mental health problems, are especially at risk of dehydration and malnutrition. Physiological changes, multi-morbidity and diminishing physical and cognitive abilities all contribute to poor nutrition and hydration.

This short course aims to provide an opportunity to explore the wide-ranging changes in physiological function leading to increased risk of malnutrition and dehydration, responsibilities in screening and assessment for these conditions, together with a practical content exploring ways of supporting people with physical and cognitive problems to eat and drink well.

Learning Outcomes

You will improve your awareness of general nutritional principles and practical tips that can improve well-being by exploring:

  • How dementia and mental health factors can impact on nutritional wellbeing
  • Dehydration and nutritional assessment
  • Consequences of malnutrition and dehydration
  • Practical work: hands-on evaluation of nutritional screening tools and assessments of hydration
  • Common blood tests
  • Case studies to check your learning
  • Ways of embedding nutritional and hydration screening into routine practice to enhance patient care

Start

9:30am
22nd Nov

End

4:00pm

Venue

Edith Cavell Building, University of East Anglia,
Norwich,

Cost

£125


23rd Nov

Moving and Handling Training

Extra Hands provide comprehensive training for individuals and companies across Norfolk.

Our Moving and Handling Training has been sourced by Residential Care Homes and other community professionals.

This training is delivered as a full day, with the aim to give staff a full understanding of the potential risks of injury to themselves and their Service Users, giving knowledge of how to eliminate unsafe practices and implement safe techniques.

Extra Hands Moving and Handling Training covers relevant legislation, along with risk assessments and the following:

  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Assessing and reducing risks
  • Basic principles of biomechanics
  • Ergonomics
  • Unsafe lifting practices
  • Small handling aids
  • Hoist and sling practical work

This is an interactive training session with practical involvement. Attendees are given training manuals to take away and a certificate of attendance issued.

Start

9:30am
23rd Nov

End

4:30pm
23rd Nov

Venue

Extra Hands, Units 13/14 Heacham Hall Ind Units,
Hall Close,
Heacham,
PE31 7JT

Cost

£110

Booking Details

Provider Name
Extra Hands of Heacham Ltd

Contact Name
Tyrnaia McGinn

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01485 570 611

Website
http://www.extrahandshomecarenorfolk.co.uk/training/


24th Nov

Moving and Handling Refresher

Extra Hands provide comprehensive training for individuals and companies across Norfolk.

Our Moving and Handling Training has been sourced by residential care homes and other community professionals.

This training is a refresher / update of the full day course.

The aim is to ensure staff are still aware of the potential risks of injury to themselves and their Service Users and to update them on any legislative changes.

Competency of staff knowledge on how to eliminate unsafe practices and implement safe techniques is reviewed and observed.

Extra Hands Moving and Handling Update / Refresher Training covers:

  • Understanding relevant legislation
  • Anatomy of the spine
  • Causes of back pain
  • Assessing and reducing risks
  • Basic principles of biomechanics
  • Ergonomics
  • Unsafe lifting practices
  • Small handling aids
  • Hoist and sling practical work

This is an interactive training session with practical involvement. Attendees are given training manuals to take away and a certificate of attendance issued.


Price Information

Price Per Person

Start

9:30am
24th Nov

End

12:30pm
24th Nov

Venue

Suite B,
Abbey Farm Commercial Park, Southwell Road,
Horsham St Faith,
Norfolk,
NR10 3JU

Cost

£65

Booking Details

Provider Name
Extra Hands of Heacham Ltd

Contact Name
Tyrnaia McGinn

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01485 570 611

Website
http://www.extrahandshomecarenorfolk.co.uk/training/


24th Nov

Safeguarding Awareness

***LIMITED AVAILABILITY***

A half-day training session to enable staff and volunteers to recognise safeguarding concerns and to know what to do when concerns arise.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Understand what safeguarding is and your role in safeguarding adults.
  • Recognise an adult potentially in need of safeguarding and take action.
  • Understand the procedures for making a safeguarding alert.
  • Understand dignity and respect when working with individuals.
  • Understand the importance of the Making Safeguarding Personal agenda in your role.
  • Have knowledge of policy, procedures and legislation that supports safeguarding adults activity.

 


Price Information

There is a charge per person for employees of private, voluntary and independent sector care providers, and there is a special offer, when two places are booked, receive a third for free. However, please note that the course is free to unpaid volunteers.

Start

9:30am
24th Nov

End

12:30pm
24th Nov

Venue

The White Horse Inn, The Street,
Trowse,
Norwich,
NR14 8ST

Cost

£25

Booking Details

Provider Name
St Thomas Training

Contact Name
Ruth

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
02380 970914

Website
http://www.stthomastraining.co.uk/norfolk

Booking form
Click here to download booking form


24th Nov

Safeguarding Awareness

 

A half-day training session to enable staff and volunteers to recognise safeguarding concerns and to know what to do when concerns arise.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Understand what safeguarding is and your role in safeguarding adults.
  • Recognise an adult potentially in need of safeguarding and take action.
  • Understand the procedures for making a safeguarding alert.
  • Understand dignity and respect when working with individuals.
  • Understand the importance of the Making Safeguarding Personal agenda in your role.
  • Have knowledge of policy, procedures and legislation that supports safeguarding adults activity.

For more information and to check availability visit the website.


Price Information

There is a charge per person for employees of private, voluntary and independent sector care providers, and there is a special offer, when two places are booked, receive a third for free. However, please note that the course is free to unpaid volunteers.

Start

1:30pm
24th Nov

End

4:30pm
24th Nov

Venue

The White Horse Inn, The Street,
Trowse,
Norwich,
NR14 8ST

Cost

£25

Booking Details

Provider Name
St Thomas Training

Contact Name
Ruth

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
02380 970914

Website
http://www.stthomastraining.co.uk/norfolk

Booking form
Click here to download booking form


27th Nov

Diabetes Awareness Training

DUET diabetes provides interactive diabetes education and training to staff at all levels in the care sector, and all our workshops are delivered by an experienced Diabetes Specialist Nurse. Our workshops are for up to 12 attendees in order to maintain an interactive learning environment. The Diabetes Awareness Training workshop is relevant for carers/staff at all levels (including dining room staff and activity leaders for example) and lasts approximately 3.5 hours (with a refreshments break). It covers:

  • What diabetes is and the different types of diabetes
  • The signs and symptoms of diabetes
  • Monitoring – what checks are done to ensure that diabetes is well controlled
  • The long term effects (complications) of diabetes
  • How diabetes is treated
  • Management of high and low blood sugars
  • Sick day care
  • Dietary management of diabetes
  • Footcare
Learners are requested to arrive 15 minutes before the workshop is due to start.


Price Information

The cost is per person and includes a delegate pack, certificate of attendance and a copy of the post workshop Evaluation Report. Full payment must be made in advance (by BACS or cheque).

Complimentary refreshments are provided and free parking is available.

Start

1:00pm
27th Nov

End

4:30pm
27th Nov

Venue

Christ Church Moreton Hall,
Lawson Place,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk,
IP32 7EW

Cost

£45

Booking Details

Provider Name
DUET diabetes Ltd

Contact Name
Lynne Reedman

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01799 584178


27th Nov

Music Mirrors Workshop

Memories are a large part of who we are. But memories can fade – it’s a normal part of ageing and can happen with illness, accident or dementia. A Music Mirror is a brief life story in someone’s own words, with sounds and music embedded to spark memories later. Not a playlist, but a memory toolkit.

This workshop will explore how music helps to preserve memories and identity, and give a practical introduction to making and using Music Mirrors as simple written additions to care plans.

Facilitator: Heather Edwards.

The £20 cost includes tea and coffee upon arrival. Places are limited.

Please note: payment will be required in advance.

Start

10:00am
27th Nov

End

12:00pm

Venue

The Stannard Room, Voluntary Norfolk, 2-16 Colegate,
Norwich,
NR3 1BQ

Cost

£20

Booking Details

Provider Name
N&SCS; and Music Mirrors

Contact Name
-

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01603 629211

Website
https://www.musicmirrors.co.uk

Flyer
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27th Nov

Safeguarding Adults and Children

Extra Hands provide comprehensive training for individuals and companies across Norfolk.

Our safeguardining training has been sourced by residential care homes and other community professionals.

Extra Hands Safeguarding Adults / Children Training gives staff understanding of the background of safeguarding adults and children and defines adult and child abuse.

Attendees will learn how to recognise some signs of abuse and what to do in cases of suspected abuse.

Topics covered include:

  • Legislation, policy documents and schemes
  • Who is at risk?
  • The six safeguarding principles
  • Types of abuse
  • Disclosure
  • Adult and Child abuse statistics

This is an interactive training session where attendees are given training manuals to take away and a certificate of attendance issued.


Price Information

Per Person

Start

9:30am
27th Nov

End

12:30pm
27th Nov

Venue

Units 13/14 Heacham Hall Ind Units,
Hunstanton Road,
Heacham,
Norfolk,
PE31 7JT

Cost

£50

Booking Details

Provider Name
Extra Hands of Heacham Ltd

Contact Name
Tyrnaia McGinn

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01485 570 611

Website
http://www.extrahandshomecarenorfolk.co.uk/training/


27th Nov

Supporting people living with long term neurological conditions

Course description

This short course will explore key areas of consideration when supporting someone living with a long-term neurological condition. The course will be presented in a ‘day in the life’ format to enhance practical application and transference into clinical practice.

Delegates will be taken through a day in the life of someone living with a long term condition and supported to explore, and practice where appropriate, key considerations and factors important to helping someone live well with a long term condition.

The short course is ideal for those working in a care worker, health care assistant, or therapy assistant role and may also be of benefit to qualified staff who are new to this clinical area or returning to practice.
Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain some of the common long-term neurological conditions and how they might affect individuals.
  • Identify their responsibilities in working with people who have a long-term neurological condition.
  • Identify best practice in working with people who have a long-term neurological condition.
  • Carry out individualised care that encompasses the key areas included within the study day.
  • Equip colleagues to work within the guidance using the resource folder provided

Start

9:30am
27th Nov

End

4:00pm

Venue

Queens Building, University of East Anglia,
Norwich,

Cost

£125


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