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.

1st 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.

This is a full day course within the training suite 9.30am to 4.30pm. Refreshments are provided throughout the day; however the learner will need to provide their own lunch.

Sensible clothing and footwear should be worn due to practical elements; ladies may prefer to wear trousers.


Price Information

Per Person

Start

9:30am
1st Nov

End

4:30pm
1st Nov

Venue

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

Cost

£110

Booking Details

Provider Name
Extra Hands of Heacham Ltd

Contact Name
Tyrnaia McGinn

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01485 570 611


1st Nov

Single Handed Care Workshop - Free

By the end of the session delegates will be able to:

  • Identify which customers are appropriate for single assist care.
  • Refer customers to County Moving and Handling Team for review.
  • Recommend single assist techniques for supporting a person from sitting to standing.
  • Recommend single assist techniques for supporting a person to move and turn in bed.
  • Recommend single assist techniques for application of slings.
  • Recommends single assist techniques with the use of hoists.
  • Recommend single assist techniques when using small pieces moving and handling equipment.

 


Price Information

FREE

Start

10:00am
1st Nov

End

4:00pm

Venue

Unit 3, Caley Close, Sweetbriar Industrial Estate,
Norwich,
NR3 2BU

Booking Details

Provider Name
Norfolk County Council

Contact Name
Mel Sturman

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
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2nd Nov

Developing Safeguarding Practice (used to be called 'Refresher')

A half day session to enable participants to discuss and develop their safeguarding knowledge and skills in a supportive learning environment. Participants should have previously attended the Safeguarding Awareness course. Learning outcomes:

By the end of this session participants should:

  • Understand the updated knowledge about safeguarding legislation and guidance.
  • Have discussed the Making Safeguarding Personal agenda and know what it means for their practice.
  • Have developed skills and knowledge in safeguarding practice.
  • Have worked with a case study from referral to conclusion of the safeguarding process and understand their role.
  • For more information and to check available spaces visit the St Thomsas Training website.

Employees of external organisations in the county of Norfolk should complete the booking form and send it to St Thomas Training by email or post.


Price Information

Free to employees of Norfolk County Council, and to unpaid volunteers from any organisation in the county of Norfolk.

£25.00 including VAT per person for paid employees of private, voluntary and independent sector care providers.

If you book 3 places at the same time (either on the same session, or on different sessions) then the third place is FREE!

Start

1:30pm
2nd Nov

End

4:30pm
2nd 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/developing-safeguarding-practice.html

Booking form
Click here to download booking form


2nd 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 available spaces visit the website.

Employees of external organisations in the county of Norfolk should complete the booking form and send it to St Thomas Training by email or post.


Price Information

Free to employees of Norfolk County Council, and to unpaid volunteers from any organisation in the county of Norfolk. £25.00 including VAT per person for paid employees of private, voluntary and independent sector care providers. If you book 3 places at the same time (either on the same session, or on different sessions) then the third place is FREE!

Start

9:30am
2nd Nov

End

12:30pm
2nd 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 970 914

Website
http://www.stthomastraining.co.uk/norfolk/safeguarding-awareness.html

Booking form
Click here to download booking form


5th Nov

MHE Accredited - Adult Mental Health First Aid

This course is a Mental Health England accredited Adult Mental Health First Aid training course which is suitable for anybody wanting to learn more about mental health and how to support somebody who is suffering from a mental health issue. The course is led by an instructor who has a wealth of experience in Mental Health and working within the health & social care sector, who has been trained by Mental Health England to deliver this course.

At the end of the session delegates will feel confident in their knowledge of mental health and supporting others with mental health issues and will qualify as Adult Mental Health First Aiders.

Course content includes:

Session 1:
Why mental health first aid? 
The mental health first aid action plan 
What is mental health?
Impact of mental health issues, stigma & Discrimination
What is depression?
Symptoms of depression
Risk factors for depression
Depression in the Workplace

Session 2:
Suicide figures
Alcohol, drugs & mental health
First aid for suicidal crisis
Non-judgemental listening skills
First aid for depression
Treatment & resources for depression
Self-care

Session 3:
What is an anxiety disorder?
First aid for anxiety disorders
Crisis first aid after a traumatic event
Alcohol, Drugs & Anxiety disorders
Treatment/Resources for anxiety disorders
Cognitive distortions & CBT
Personality disorders 
Eating disorders 
Self-harm

Session 4:
What is psychosis? 
Risk factors for psychosis
Alcohol, drugs & psychosis
Schizophrenia 
Bipolar disorder
Warning signs of developing psychosis
Crisis first aid for acute psychosis
Treatment & resources for psychosis
Recovery & building resources 
Action planning for using MHFA


Price Information

This is a cost per person. We are able to offer this course in-house for groups.

Start

9:00am
5th Nov

End

4:30pm
6th Nov

Venue

4 Manor Farm Barns ,
Fox Rd, Framingham Pigot,
Norwich ,
Norfolk,
NR14 7PZ

Cost

£170

Booking Details

Provider Name
Anglian Training

Contact Name
Kelsea Vinall

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01508 447311

Website
angliantraining.co.uk

Booking form
Click here to download booking form


8th Nov

Advanced Medicines Management and Medication Audit training - for Managers, Nurses and Senior Staff

To provide a well-defined programme for all Managers, senior staff and Nurses to support, encourage and underpin ‘safe practice’.
Including:

  • knowledge and updated information regarding relevant legislation. (Including, where appropriate, NMC guidelines, CQC – Safe Care & Treatment etc.)
  • the importance of effective medicines management and our own accountabilities and responsibilities – organisational policy & service specific
  • ensuring all staff accountable for medicines observe and monitor for potential side effects, cautions, adverse reactions and contra-indications and recognise the importance of reporting health & well-being changes.
  • the key points in the safe care, control & administration of medicines –Inc. capacity & consent relating to MCA & DoLS, safe storage, disposal procedures etc.
  • clear guidance as to the expectations of correct documentation and safe record keeping, including care plans, risk assessments, audits etc.

 


Price Information

£89 +vat

Start

10:00am
8th Nov

End

4:00pm
8th Nov

Venue

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

Booking Details

Provider Name
Training and Assessment in Healthcare Ltd

Contact Name
Tracey

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01603 611107

Website
www.traininginhealthcare.co.uk


8th Nov

End of life care for people with dementia

This one-day workshop is aimed at health and social care staff and therapists who are likely to come into contact with people with dementia who are may be approaching the last year of life.

It aims to raise awareness of different types of dementia, communication issues and the needs of carers in the context of end of life care, helping you to build up a 'toolkit' of strategies.


Price Information

There is a charge of £30 per delegate payable on receipt of invoice from NCH&C. Please note; you will charged for non-attendance unless notice is received at least three weeks before the workshop date.

Start

9:30am
8th Nov

End

4:00pm
8th Nov

Venue

Bayfield Centre, Kelling Hospital,
Old Cromer Road,
High Kelling, Holt,
Norfolk,
NR25 6QA

Cost

£30

Booking Details

Provider Name
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Contact Name
Lesley-Ann Knox

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
07917228389

Website
http://pacenorfolk.co.uk


9th Nov

Harm Free Care Training

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

Our course includes falls prevention, nutrition and hydration and pressure ulcers. It is important that staff encourage mobility wherever possible, keeping a person more active reduces muscle wasting and helps prevent falls.

Attendees will learn how to recognise signs and symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration, skin breakdown / pressure areas and whom to report concerns.

Topics covered include:
• Falls prevention
• Pressure ulcers
• Stages of pressure
• The Multi Disciplinary Team
• UTI and deep vein thrombosis
• Nutrition and Hydration
• Malnutrition (signs and symptoms)
• Particular needs and allergies
• Diabetic Footcare

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

This is a three hour course.


Price Information

Per Person

Start

9:30am
9th Nov

End

12:30pm
9th Nov

Venue

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

Cost

£75

Booking Details

Provider Name
Extra Hands of Heacham Ltd

Contact Name
Tyrnaia McGinn

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01485 570 611


9th Nov

Makaton Beginners Workshop

Makaton for Parents and Carers training is recommended for parents, family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work. The Complete Makaton Workshop is made up of 4 modules which on this course are delivered on 2 Fridays

Course Topics
Course topics include:

  • Learning the signs and symbols for stages 1–4 of the Core Vocabulary and some of the Additional Vocabulary
  • Hints and tips for effective signing
  • How to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work
  • Finding out how Makaton fits in with other signed systems
  • More information
  • Delivered by Matthew Rowland, an experienced practitioner, and Makaton Regional Tutor.

 


Price Information

Book 4 places and a 20% discount is automatically applied

Start

9:30am
9th Nov

End

3:30pm
30th Nov

Venue

Charing Cross Centre,
17-19 St John Maddermarket,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR2 1DN

Cost

£125

Booking Details

Provider Name
Makaton Regional Tutor

Contact Name
Matthew Rowland

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
07812022883

Website
https://bookwhen.com/coursebeetle-makaton/e/ev-s9k6-20181109093000

Flyer
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10th Nov

Signalong Phase 2 Course

Signalong is a key word sign-supported communication system based on British sign language which is used to help adults and children with impaired communication to understand and express their needs, choices and desires.

The Signalong Phase 2 course is a 15-hour accredited course. Learners must have already completed the Foundation Course Phase 1 to attend.

Learners gain access to a wider range of vocabulary and have the opportunity to practice signing together, learning a further 346 signs.


Price Information

The cost is £85 per learner, plus £19 for a Signalong Phase 2 manual.

Start

10:00am
10th Nov

End

3:30pm
24th Nov

Venue

221 St Leonards Road,
Norwich,
Norfolk,
NR1 4JN

Cost

£85

Booking Details

Provider Name
The Hamlet

Contact Name
Tanya Hubbard

Email
Click To Email Course

Telephone
01603765405

Website
www.thehamletcharity.org.uk


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