Managing specialist care and support in services

Managing specialist care and support in services

Accessing development opportunities as a manager in your specialist area of adult social care.

Resources for Managing specialist care and support in services

Care and Treatment Reviews programme

Provider: NHS England

Care and Treatment Reviews (CTRs) are for children and adults with a learning disability, autism or both. CTRs were developed as part of NHS England’s commitment to improving the care of people with learning disabilities autism or both. (Please note, for children and young people, the reviews are called “Care, Education and Treatment Reviews” or CTRs).

This elearning programme helps everyone involved in Care and Treatment Reviews understand their role, and what happens at a review. It shows what a ‘good’ review looks like and explains how the review panel might offer a challenge to services to think differently about the care and support to the person that enables them to remain in their home and their community.

Dementia – Advanced Skills

Provider: Brighton and Hove City Council Learning Zone

For adult social care staff working in Brighton &Hove

This course covers the challenges and dilemmas when supporting people with dementia. It covers managing risk and end of life care. You can take this course if you support people with dementia regularly and already have some knowledge and experience of dementia.

Dementia – Assessing Needs

Provider: Brighton & Hove City Council Learning Zone

For Brighton & Hove care staff

This course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists who assess the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. To take this course, you must have experience and understanding of dementia and/or have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course. 

Register for this course via Brighton & Hove City Council Learning Zone

Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Provider: East Sussex County Council

If you are a worker or volunteer in the area of domestic abuse, sexual violence or violence against women and girls (VAWG), the team at East Sussex has issued a training prospectus for 2023-24 which has a range of courses you may be interested in.

The training is provided by various partners, including the Safeguarding Children’s Partnership and the commissioned domestic abuse service, CGL.

The prospectus has course details (online and face to face), booking details, and costs if applicable. Course links will provide more detail around the course content, audience, and duration.

European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC)

Provider: St Wilfrid’s Hospice

ECEPC is a highly respected qualification for medical and nursing staff, paramedics and allied health professionals including nursing and physician associates from acute, community and hospice settings who would like a qualification in palliative care. All participants should have direct contact with patients requiring a palliative approach and care needs.

The course is run entirely as a distance learning course (between September and November 2023) and the assessment has been adapted to be undertaken remotely. It is coordinated by Princess Alice Hospice and run by various hospices around the country, including St Wilfrid’s Hospice Chichester.

Dates: Our next intake is Autumn 2023 cohort:-

11th September 2023 – Course launch event via Zoom 18.00 to 19.30 hrs with the local launch 19.30 to 20.00 hrs (via Microsoft Teams)

15th November 2023 – Remote assessment day via zoom – 0930 hrs to 1400 hrs (latest slot)

Price: £500.00 Staff working in hospices in the UK can apply to Hospice UK for funding for 50% of this cost.

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)

Provider: Care Business Associate Training

This course covers a wider range of mental health conditions and goes into detail on the range of therapy and professional support that a person may be given by professional bodies during treatment for a mental health condition. The course is suitable for all persons within a workplace but is aimed at those who hold a supervisory/managerial level position and who have responsibility for implementing a positive mental health culture and responsibility for First Aid for Mental Health within an organisation.

FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health (RQF). This online course ensures that you have the knowledge and understanding to be competent Mental Health First-Aider.

Medicines optimisation for care homes (MOCH)

Could you or your care home team benefit from training on ‘self care and homely remedies’? This free online training is for care home staff who manage and administer medication.

The session will cover:

  • self-care medications
  • homely remedy medications
  • personal care medications/items

Participants will be given resources which can be adapted to suit the individual needs of their care home.

The training is being offered by the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust Medicines Optimisation in Care Homes (MOCH) team.

It takes place on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 2:30pm, running from July through to December, and you don’t need to book in advance. 

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