Training courses and online booking

We organise training on various subjects with regards to care for Gwynedd Council workers and agencies that have service level agreements / contracts with the Council.

When booking a place - please ensure that you choose the appropriate language.

List of training courses available:  

Accredited Training - Level 2 Award in Dementia Awareness

Dates: 27/09/2019

Time: 9:30 - 16:00

Where: Caernarfon

Language: English

Trainer:

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This qualification provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with dementia. The qualification is important for supporting social care workers in developing their knowledge, skills and understanding of people who have dementia.

Following the training there is an opportunity to register for the level 2 award in awareness of dementia and you will have to complete knowledge workbooks on the following units:

  • 001 - Dementia awareness.
  • 002 - Person centred approaches to the care and support of individuals with dementia.
  • 003 - Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia.
  • 004 - Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Active Support (Awareness) 

Dates: 

  • 15/08/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 02/10/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy 

Target audience: Staff supporting people with learning disabilities 

 

Aims and objectives:

Active support changes the style of support working with a person rather than doing for.  It promotes independence and supports people to take an active part in their own lives.  In order to provide effective support, staff training is needed on how to present the right type of support.  Knowledge and understanding of the theory of active support and understanding the importance of active support. 

To register for this award fill in our online form

Active Support - Putting it into Practice

Dates: 

  • 20/05/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth COURSE FULL
  • 17/07/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon 
  • 12/08/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 28/10/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon 
  • 20/11/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 11/12/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon 
  • 21/01/20 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 14/02/20 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon 
  • 17/03/20 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy 

Target audience: For those who have attended an Active Support - Awareness session. 

 

Aims and objectives:

Active support changes the style of support working with a person rather than doing for.  It promotes independence and supports people to take an active part in their own lives.  In order to provide effective support, staff training is needed on how to present the right type of support.  Knowledge and understanding of the theory of active support and understanding the importance of active support. 

To register for this award fill in our online form.

AIM - under 12's Assessment & Intervention Training

Dates: 

  • No date at present

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Language: English

Trainer:  

Target audience: Social workers and relevant workers from children's agencies and preventative services. 

 

Aims and objectives:

To facilitate the participants in developing their understanding and confidence in assessments and interventions with children under 12 and their families were the child is displaying sexually problematic or harmful behaviours.

  • To consider definitions of healthy, problematic and harmful sexual behaviours in children.
  • To provide information from research and practice on why younger children may act in a sexual way.
  • To introduce the AIM assessment model for younger children with frameworks for professional decision making, and give participants an opportunity to use them.
  • To provide information on programmes of interventions with children, their families and their networks.
  • To facilitate participants in trying out techniques for working with children and their families.
  • To facilitate participants in linking the course information to their own practice.  

To register for this award fill in our online form

An Overview of the North Wales Safeguarding Board

Dates: No date at present

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Aims and objectives:

  • The role and functions of the North Wales Safeguarding Board.
  • Key priorities for the North Wales Safeguarding Board.
  • Overview of the key practice themes identified from adult/child practice reviews held in North Wales. 
  • The interface with the National Safeguarding Board for Wales. 

To register for this award fill in our online form.

Autism (Awareness) Adults 

Dates:

  • 26/06/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth COURSE FULL
  • 11/09/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 15/11/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon COURSE FULL
  • 20/02/20 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 24/03/20 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Social workers and related professional workers from children services 

 

Aims and objectives:

The course is for those who work with adults on the Autistic spectrum, such as support workers, social workers and anybody else who has close contact.

This course looks at the impact of Autism can have on a person and teach you how to make your practice more proactive.

You will learn the needs of people with Autism and develop strategies to improve learning and quality of life outcomes.

  • Facts about Autism
  • Ethical interventions
  • Case studies
  • Group work
  • Difficulties with sensory processing disorder
  • Communication difficulties   

To register for this award fill in our online form 

Autism (Awareness) Children

Dates:

  • 07/05/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 19/07/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 27/02/20 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Social workers and related professional workers from children services

 

Aims and objectives:

The course is for those who work with children on the Autistic spectrum, such as support workers, teachers and classroom assistants.

This course looks at the impact of Autism can have on a child and teach you how to make your practice more proactive.

You will learn the needs of children with Autism and develop strategies to improve learning and quality of life outcomes.

  • Facts about Autism
  • Ethical interventions
  • Case studies
  • Group work
  • Difficulties with sensory processing disorder
  • Communication difficulties  

To register for this award fill in our online form.  

Better Conversations

Dates:

  • 23/09/2019 Penrhyndeudraeth (English)  13:00 – 16:30
  • 22/11/2019 Caernarfon (English) 9:30 – 13:00
  • 25/02/2020 Penrhyndeudraeth (Welsh) 13:00 – 16:30 

Trainer: Elen Vaughan Jones

Target audience: Domicilary Care Staff (Homecare) ONLY

Aims and objectives:

The Social Services and Wellbeing Act (Wales) 2014 expects, allows and encourages us to

Do thing differently and to do different things.

This course will support the conversational skills of staff and build on their insight into important view wishes and feelings of people they support. The course will share some tools with staff to help them to have sensitive skilled conversations focused on what really matters to people.

 To register for this award fill in our online form

Brain Development and the Effects of Poverty, Neglect and Poor Parenting

 

Dates: No date at present

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Language: English

Trainer: Clare Joyce

Target audience: Social workers and related professional workers from children services

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Gain understanding of baby, child and teenage brain development.
  • Understand the impact of poverty, neglect and poor parenting on the developing brain.
  • Understand the impact on practice and be able to compile effective interventions based on child/teenage developmental needs.
  • Consider the impact of external factors – environment, culture, religion, school and media.
  • Know how to build effective communication strategies with children and teenagers. 

To register for this award fill in our online form

De-escalation in Dementia Care

Dates:

  • 20/05/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 18/06/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 02/07/19 Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 04/10/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 04/11/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 03/12/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Where: Caernarfon (except for 02/07/19)

Language: English

Trainer: All About Dementia

Target audience: Staff who are supporting individuals who live with dementia

 Aims and objectives:

As the number of people with dementia increases we see the need for carers, responders and family, to employ new skills in order to de-escalate a situation. This course will demonstrate the art of assisting a person with dementia out of a panic attack, an anger outburst or from fighting those around them when triggered into the flight or fight response.

The course will cover:

  • Hands on techniques that do not require staff to restrain or ‘take down’ a distressed person with dementia
  • How to be ‘on the side’ of the person in distress
  • Assessment of volatile situations and how to assess risk levels
  • Comfort, protection and apology as tools for de-escalation
  • Looking at the causation factors and prevention of a repeat of the situation
  • See what it is like to be a dementia patient
  • Re-evaluation of employed techniques, communication and systems to assure a decrease in distress 

To register for this award fill in our online form

Deafness and Communication (Awareness)

Dates:

27/06/2019 - Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - English

17/01/2020 - Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - English

Time: 09:30 - 12:30 

Trainer: Jackie Claydon

Target audience: 

Aims and objectives:

  • Create a greater awareness of different types of hearing impairment and the effect on individuals.

To register for this award fill in our online form

Dementia Awareness 

Dates: No date at present

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Target audience: Care and support staff, housing staff and social workers 

 

Aims and objectives:

The “All About Dementia” awareness course covers the foundation knowledge for anyone involved in dementia care. Focusing on the practical issues of caring for a person with dementia, we look at the ‘retained’ versus the ‘lost’ abilities. Our foundation course is built around best practice with communication being key. Delegates will gain insight into the techniques to use for optimal care compliance. We look at Person Centred Care, and the unique differences between the stages of the dementia journey.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Dementia Friends

Dates:

    No Date at Present

Time:

Trainer: Emma Jayne Quaeck - “Dementia Go” Programme Manager  Cyngor Gwynedd

Target audience: An initial  introduction for anyone interested in  learning more about people who live  with Dementia

Aims and objectives: Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. During the Dementia Friends information session you will learn more about the disease and get a better idea of what it’s like for the person living with dementia and how you can help and support that person. 

 To book a place on this course fill in our online form

DementiaGo: “Why don't we go into the garden?”

Dates:

  • 17/06/19 - (English) - Antur Waunfawr, Warws Werdd, Cibyn, Caernarfon
  • 18/06/19 - (English) - Canolfan Glan Wnion, Dolgellau

Trainer: Step Change Design Ltd

Target audience: Any staff member who support people living with dementia

Aims and objectives:

To increase confidence and interest in using the existing outside spaces in the participants’ work settings in order to engage residents regularly and meaningfully in their gardens.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Deprivation of Liberty DOLS

Dates: No date at present

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Trainer: Kevin Griffith

Target audience: Managing Authorities

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand what deprivation of liberty is.
  • To be able to identify people whom we support who may be deprived of their liberty.
  • To understand roles and responsibilities.
  • To understand the process of authorising a Dols locally. 

Also:

  • Provide an introduction to the legal framework.
  • How is deprivation likely to occur and in what circumstances /settings.
  • How should we respond.
  • Assessment process in Gwynedd.
  • Discussion on forms, meetings and timescales.  

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Diabetes (Awareness)

Date/s:

  •  29/08/2019 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon COURSE FULL
  • 06/02/2020 Ystafell Prysor, Penrhyndeudraeth

 Time: 9:30 – 12:30

 Language: English

 Trainer: Tim Dallinger

Target Audience: All those working in the social care profession

Aims and Objectives

  • Define diabetes
  • Explain how the body controls blood glucose
  • Identify different types of diabetes
    • Type 1
    • Type 2
    • Diabetes Insipidus
    • Gestational Diabetes
  • Explore treatments for diabetes
    • Diet
    • Medication
  • Identify complications of diabetes
  • To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Document Awareness Workshop

Dates: 

07/10/2019 - 14:00 - 16:30 Caernarfon - English

18/10/2019 - 10:00 - 12:30 - Deudraeth - English

Trainer: North Wales Police

Target audience: All Staff Who Check Identity Documentation Of Prospective Emplolyees 

 Aims and objectives:

Responding to the shift in terrorist methodology away from larger more organised attacks to lone attackers and the increase in the insider threat, NaCTSO have developed the ACT Document Awareness Workshop  to increase identity document knowledge

Using the subheading of "Do you know who you are employing?" and supported by the National Document Fraud Unit, the NaCTSO  Awareness team and specially trained officers from across the Counter Terrorism network now offer Document Awareness workshops, with the aim of increasing their knowledge of identity documents and the potential for their abuse.

The workshop has been designed to enhance the ability of the delegates to spot a fake.

The additional knowledge gained will better protect services against potential infiltration through employment.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Dual Sensory Loss

Dates: No date at present

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Language: English 

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Aims and objectives:

To enable delegates to understand:

  • The incidence of deaf-blindness
  • Types and causes of deaf-blindness
  • The effects of deaf-blindness on the individual

On completion of this course candidates will:

  • Have a basic understanding of deaf-blindness and of communication with people who have a dual sensory loss
  • Have a basic understanding of Guiding deaf-blind people 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

End of Life Care (Awareness)

Date/s:

  •  30/08/2019 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 07/02/2020 Ystafell Prysor, Penrhyndeudraeth

 Time: 9:30 – 12:30

 Language: English

 Trainer: Tim Dallinger

 Target audience: All those who work in care settings and with people diagnosed with a terminal illness of in need of end of life care. 

 Aims and objectives:

Define Palliative Care and End of Life Care - the difference

  • Identify key theories on emotional and psychological processes around the approach of death
  • Practice ways of communicating with and supporting the individual and key people to explore their thoughts and feelings about death and dying.
  • Practice adapting support to reflect the individual’s changing needs or responses, with links to Person Centred Planning.
  • Review recent developments in end of life care planning and pathways.
  • Identify key End of Life Pathways
  • Define the purpose of advance care planning in relation to end of life care.
  • Consider links to organisational Policy and Procedure for End of Life and Palliative Care.
  • Practice managing own feelings in relation to an individual’s dying or death.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Epilepsy - Awareness

Dates:

  • 29/05/2019 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - Welsh COURSE FULL
  • 19/02/2020 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - English

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Objectives

  • To provide information about the condition and about the different kind of seizures

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Enablement (Awareness)

Dates:

  • 12/06/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 17/10/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 10/02/20 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: English 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Gwynedd Council staff only

 

Aims and objectives:

After attending the sessions participants will

  • Have a better understanding of the difference between care and enablement
  • Have the necessary knowledge and practical skills for a move from "care" to "enablement". 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

First Aid - Emergency at Work 

Dates: 

  • 05/04/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 26/04/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - Partnership only - COURSE FULL
  • 08/05/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 22/05/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 06/06/19 (English) Canolfan Dydd Bryn Dysynni, Tywyn - COURSE FULL
  • 12/06/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 20/06/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 04/07/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 18/07/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 07/08/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 21/08/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 03/09/19 (English) Canolfan Dydd Bryn Dysynni, Tywyn - COURSE FULL
  • 05/09/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 19/09/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - Partnership only - COURSE FULL
  • 10/10/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 24/10/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 07/11/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 21/11/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 04/12/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 17/12/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - Partnership only
  • 07/01/20 (English) Canolfan Dydd Bryn Dysynni, Tywyn
  • 15/01/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 23/01/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 12/02/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 26/02/20 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 11/03/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudreth - Partnership only
  • 18/03/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 30/03/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Trainer: Byw'n Iach

 

 Aims and objectives:

  • Acting safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Treating an unconscious casualty (including seizure)
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Shock
  • Minor injuries
  • Choking
  • Preventing cross infection, recording incidents and actions and the use of available equipment 

To register for this award fill in our online form.  

Food Safety (Level 3) Kitchen staff - Cooks / Assistant Cooks Accredited training

Dates: 09/10/19 and 11/10/19 (2 day training) - COURSE FULL

Time: 9:15 - 16:30

Where: Eryri Business Park, Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

Trainer: I Povey

Target Audience: This qualification is aimed at Cooks, Assistant cooks.

A book will be distributed prior to training and the attendees are expected to read the book before the actual two-day face to face training.

Aims and objectives:

These include ensuring compliance with food safety legislation, the application and monitoring of good hygiene practice, how to implement food safety management procedures and the application and monitoring of good practice regarding contamination, microbiology and temperature control.

This qualification is assessed by a multiple-choice examination. 

To register for this award fill in our online form.   

HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace (Partnership only)

Dates: 15/11/2019

Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Where: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English with option to do group work and discussions in Welsh 

Trainer: Iolo Povey

Target audience: Partnership only

 

Aims and objectives:

The aim of this course is to ensure that all staff members, especially new ones, will develop a basic understanding of health and safety at work and earn a level 2 qualification as evidence of this. The course will then provide opportunities for learners to develop key skills that will ensure their safety, their colleague’s safety and users within the workplace.

The qualification covers the following topics:

  • Accidents and ill health
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Health and Safety Law
  • Risk assessment
  • Hazardous substances
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Workplace health, safety and welfare
  • Fire prevention
  • First aid
  • Work equipment and electricity
  • Occupational health and noise
  • Ergonomics and workstation design
  • Manual handling 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Partnership only)

Dates: 8/11/2019

Time: 09:15 - 16:30

Where: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English with option to do group work and discussions in Welsh 

Trainer: Iolo Povey

Target audience: Partnership only

 

Aims and objectives:

Provides basic information for all involved in preparing or providing food to others.

Topics covered include:

  • Microbiological hazards (bacteria)
  • Spoilage and preservation
  • Food poisoning and its control
  • Contamination hazards and controls
  • Food handlers and personal hygiene
  • Food premises and equipment
  • Food pests and control
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • HACCPC from purchase to service
  • Food safety and law enforcement 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Hoarding (Awareness)

Dates:

  • 11/06/19 - Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 24/09/19 - Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 25/09/19 - Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: Hoarding Disorders UK

Target audience: Individuals who deal with cases of hoarding

 

Aims and objectives: 

  • What is hoarding (mental health classification)
  • Hoarding or chronic disorganisation?
  • Who the disorder can affect and possible triggers
  • How individuals and families live under these conditions
  • Case Studies
  • Multi-agency working, self neglect, and the Care Act
  • How to assess and plan a strategy
  • Use of the Clutter Image Ratings (CIR’s)
  • Risk factors
  • Do’s and Don’ts

To register for this award fill in our online form.    

Infection Control

Dates:  19/11/2019

Time:  9.30 - 12.30 or 13.30 - 16.30

Where:  Penrhyndeudraeth

Language:   English

Trainer:  Gary Porter-Jones

Target audience: Carers

 

Aims and objectives:

The training sessions are suitable for staff providing care for clients of all ages in community environments including:

  • Nursing and Residential Homes
  • People's own homes
  • Day care centres / workshops
  • Sheltered accommodation

The training will be provided by the Health Protection Nurses and will cover:

  • General Principles of Infection Control 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Introduction to Care for new staff (Gwynedd staff only)

Dates: 

  • 05/06/2019  COURSE FULL
  • 19/06/2019  COURSE FULL
  • 04/09/2019  COURSE FULL
  • 06/11/2019  COURSE FULL
  • 04/03/2020 

Time: 09:15 - 16:00

Where: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience:

 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Level 2 Award in Social Care Induction and Safeguarding Awareness (Wales)

Dates: 

Learners will attend 4 full day workshops and 4 half day support sessions.

  • 25/01/19 - Introduction Day 1 (full day)
  • 07/02/19 - Workshop Support (half day)
  • 21/02/19 - Delivery Day 2 (full day)
  • 07/03/19 - Workshop Support (half day)
  • 21/03/19 - Delivery Day 3 (full day)
  • 04/04/19 - Workshop Support  (half day) 
  • 18/04/19 - Delivery Day 4 (full day) 
  • 02/05/19 - Workshop Support  (half day) 

Time: 09:00 - 16:00

Where: Coleg Menai, Bangor

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Domiciliary Care Staff 

 

Aims and objectives:

Successful completion of this course will meet the requirements to register with Social Care Wales before 2020. 

The course covers:

  • Communication
  • Health & Safety @ Work
  • The Role of the Social Care Worker
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Safeguarding
  • The Principles and Values of Care

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

MAKATON Workshop (Adults)

Dates

  • 05 + 08/07/2019 Penrhyndeudraerth (Welsh) 10:00 - 15:30                         Two Days Training COURSE FULL

Trainer: Cwmni Clen

Target audience:Staff/Family Members who use MAKATON sign language to support individuals

Aims and objectives:

The Workshop provides a practical introduction to the Makaton Language Programme.

 Sessions include discussing commonly asked questions, hints and tips for effective signing and symbol use and how to start using Makaton in everyday situations at home or work.

 You will also learn the signs and symbols for Stages 1-4 and Additional of the Core Vocabulary

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Mental Capacity Act and DOLS

Dates: No date at present

Time:

Where: 

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Trainer: 

Target audience: Social workers and Occupational Therapists 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To understand the definitions and responsibilities within the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards:
  • A working knowledge of MCA 2005 and how to apply it in practice in assessment of need and care planning.
  • Understand what is meant by Best Interest Decision Making and current case law and implications for practice.
  • Understand the interface of mental capacity assessment with safeguarding, discharge planning and placement and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • A working knowledge of how MCA and Dols applies to children and young people. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Mental Capacity Act - Relationships and Learning Disability (Internal Staff Only)

Dates: 27/09/2019

Time: 9.30 - 16.00

Where: Galeri, Caernarfon

Language: English

Trainer: Steven Richards, Edge Training

Target audience: Learning disability teams, adult safeguarding team, adult  learning disability registered managers.(INTERNAL STAFF ONLY)

Aims and objectives:

This one day course aims to enable participants already familiar with the Mental Capacity Act to maximise their skills in assessing mental capacity for sexual relationships. This is a complex area which has links to many other areas of law. The course will provide an in-depth analysis of the case law and legal requirements on local authority staff. It will guide practitioners about the next steps that should be taken if they think a person lacks the mental capacity to consent to a sexual relationship to ensure adults with a learning disability are adequately safeguarded.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Mental Health Awareness for Staff

Dates: 

  • 05/07/19 Caernarfon (Welsh)
  • 28/11/2019 Penrhyndeudraeth (English)
  • 29/11/19 Caernarfon (English) COURSE FULL

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • A one-day training session on mental health encompassing: what is stress and how it can affect physical and mental health; mental health; Common signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders; How to manage stress better and how to care for mental health. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Mental Health Awareness for Managers

Dates: 

  • 15/04/19 Caernarfon (Welsh) - COURSE FULL
  • 27/09/19 Penrhyndeudraeth (English) - COURSE FULL
  • 19/02/20 Caernarfon (Welsh)

 IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This is a full day course that enables managers and supervisors to play their part in building a culture that recognises and supports the mental wellbeing of their team.  In doing so, it can assist in creating a more positive, resilient workforce, increasing productivity and reducing sickness absence.

It gives staff the practical understanding, specific tools and confidence to go back to their workplace and create a working environment that better supports mental wellbeing. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Mental Health First Aid

Dates: 

  • 16 and 17/04/19 Caernarfon (English)
  • 25 and 26/09/19 Penrhyndeudraeth (Welsh)
  • 17 and 18/02/20 Caernarfon (English) - COURSE FULL

IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: Bethan Roberts

Target audience: 

 Aims and objectives:

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained. Participants learn an approach to help them in a mental health crisis situation to remain calm and confident.  They will also learn how to respond in the most appropriate way.  These actions will make a difference and determine how quickly a person gets help or recovers. The aims of MHFA are:

  • to preserve life where a person may be a danger to themselves or others
  • to provide help to prevent the mental health problem developing into a more serious state
  • to promote the recovery of good mental health
  • to provide comfort to a person experiencing a mental health problem.

MHFA does not teach people to be therapists.  However, it does teach people:

  • how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • how to provide initial help
  • how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Motor Neurone Disease (Awareness)

Dates:

16/09/2019 Ystafell Enlli - Welsh

10/02/2020 Ystafell Deudraeth - English

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Trainer: Motor Neurone Society

Aims and objectives:

  • Give participants an understanding of Motor Neurone, its causes, types and treatments
  • To raise awareness of Motor Neurone and its impact on people’s lives
  • To give an understanding of the symptoms of Motor Neurone and how they can affect individuals
  • To provide information on the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Multiple Sclerosis (Awareness)

Date/s:

  • 29/08/2019 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 06/02/2020 Ystafell Prysor, Penrhyndeudraeth

 Time: 13:30 – 16:30

Language: English

Trainer: Tim Dallinger

Target audience: All those who work in care settings. 

Aims and Objectives:

  • Understand what Multiple Sclerosis is
  • Identify symptoms and effects of these symptoms
  • Types of MS
  • Identify the role of the carer
  • How to promote independence for the client
  • Identify how to assist with the client's activities of daily living

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Nutrition and wellbeing

Dates: 12/09/19 (2 half day courses)

Time: Session 1 - 09:30 - 12:45   |   Session 2 - 13:30 - 16:45  

Where: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

Trainer: Personal Care Consultants 

Target audience: Staff who are in any way involved in preparing and serving or providing practical help to individuals who need support to enjoy nutritious food 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • To give candidates an awareness of the importance of a varied nutritional diet
  • To describe how food is digested
  • To discuss the function of food
  • To discuss various methods of feeding and consider the most appropriate position for feeding
  • To discuss options of ensuring nutritional needs are met when dealing with intolerances/allergies etc .
  • Consider food preparation and presentation when using thickening agents 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Online Safety Workshop

Dates: No date at present

Time: 

Where: 

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: All relevant staff from children and adult services 

 

Aims and objectives:

Aims and ojectives:

After attending this session participants will be able to:

  • Advise on online safety measures to keep individuals safe online
  • Understand all 7 key aspects of online safety
  • Prevent bullying behaviours by addressing its root cause
  • Incorporate online safety into their care plans
  • Be vigilant in respect to their professional online persona, privacy and reputation 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Paediatric First Aid

Dates: Please contact us for dates.

Time: 

Where:

Language: Welsh

Trainer: 

Target audience: People who look after children of all ages, particularly children aged 8 or under. 

 

Aims and objectives:

This course is designed for people who look after children of all ages, particularly children under 8 years of age.

  • Coping with Emergency in the Childcare Environment
  • The Priorities of Treatment
  • Resuscitation: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Unconsciousness: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Choking: Adult, Child, Infant
  • Croup
  • Drowning
  • Control of bleeding & Treatment of minor injuries, with emphasis on children & infants
  • Treatment of burns & scalds
  • Electric shock
  • Poisoning including Smoke Inhalation
  • Eye injuries
  • Treatment of fractures, with emphasis on children & infants

General Paediatric Medical conditions: Asthma, Anaphylaxis, Diabetes 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Parkinsons (Awareness)

Date/s:

  •  30/08/2019 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 07/02/2020 Ystafell Prysor, Penrhyndeudraeth

 Time: 13:30 – 16:30

 Language: English

 Trainer: Tim Dallinger

 Target audience: All those working in social care

Aims and objectives:

  • Define Parkinson’s
  • Explain how dopamine workins in the braint
  • Identify the symptoms of Parkinson's
    • Motor Symptoms
    • Non-motor Symptom
  • Explore complications of Parkinson's
    • Mental health
    • Dementia
  • Identify complications of Parkinson's

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Personal Care

Dates: 

  • 23/05/19 Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 07/11/19 Caernarfon 

Time: 09:30 - 16:30 

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: Personal Care Consultants

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This course is a practical one day training event which covers all aspects of personalcare

  • Principles of Care - Dignity, Choice, Respect, Privacy, Individuality
  • Observation - Signs to look out for when providing personal care e.g signs and symptoms of pressure sores, dehydration and cancerous growths, etc
  • Practical Demonstration and Practice - the use of realistic care scenarios and written information based upon good practice associated with a bed bath, bedside wash, shaving, mouth care, foot and nail care, perineal care, continence care andcatheter care  

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Personal Centred Care (Awareness)

Dates: 08/11/19

Time: 09:30 - 16:30 

Where: Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Language: Bilingual 

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: For managers and staff who want to learn about person centred care 

 

Aims and objectives:

For managers and staff who want to learn about person centred care, and how to put it into action

This course will refresh your knowledge and understanding of person centred care and essential for those responsible for developing and facilitating care and support plans

A training course explores how person-centred care puts people and their families at the centre of any care and support decisions or intervention. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Personal Centred Care - Developing a Plan

Dates: 

  • 23/07/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 17/09/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 06/02/20 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 09:30 - 16:30 

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual 

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: For managers and staff who attended Positive Behviour Support (Awareness)

 Aims and objectives:

For managers and staff who want to learn about person centred care, and how to put it into action

This course will refresh your knowledge and understanding of person centred care and essential for those responsible for developing and facilitating care and support plans

A training course explores how person-centred care puts people and their families at the centre of any care and support decisions or intervention. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Positive and Person Centred Risk

Dates: 

  • 23/05/19 Caernarfon
  • 24/09/19 Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 23/01/20 Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: Mark J Williams

Target audience:

 

Aims and objectives:

The course aims to build confidence amongst practitioners, to be able to support or facilitate positive risk – taking with people with social care needs.

Participants will be given an opportunity to re-visit the purpose of their work, recognising that their role is to enable outcomes and to support people to realise a good life, which encompasses positive risk and  responsibility.

Participants look at the requirements of the  Social services and Wellbeing Act and how it relates to their practice and how  regulation and standards should enable us to take positive risk in our roles.

Participants will be guided on how to adopt a “defensible decision making approach, when facilitating positive risk taking within their practice. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Positive Behaviour Support (P.B.S)

Dates: 

  • 13/06/2019 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 15/01/2020 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Managers and staff who support people with learning disabilities.

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Understand why, when and how behavior occurs and what purpose they serve to the person.
  • Understand how a service can develop a positive behavior approach within their workplace and ensure that people who receive the service have a good quality of life, regardless of their possible behavior
  • The training focuses on proactive interventions rather than reactive.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Positive Behaviour Support (P.B.S.) - Developing a Plan

Dates: 

 

  • 25/07/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 24/09/19 Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 08/10/19 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 30/01/20 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth 
  • 24/02/20 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth 
  • 05/03/20 Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth 

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: Bilingual

Trainer: Andrew Guy

Target audience: Those who have attended Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Awareness session 

 

Aims and objectives:

This course covers the essential knowledge needed by anyone who provides direct support and implements behaviour support strategies or a behaviour support plan. It builds on a basic understanding of the values base and science of PBS and extends the knowledge gained from Positive behaviour support awareness session.

Participants will explore the purpose and essential elements of a behaviour support plan and learn what they need to do to support functional assessments. The programme also covers implementing a range of behaviour support strategies including proactive strategies such as teaching new skills as well as reactive strategies. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.  

Presentation on the main findings of the report by the Older People's Commissioner

Date: 6/11/2019

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Location: Plas Menai, Caernarfon

Language: English

For who:  It will be of interest and relevant to managers, providers, staff in adult services and those who have attended advocacy training. 

Aims and Objectives:

This is a presentation by Nicola Allen, Rights and Equalities Lead, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales’s office on the findings of the Commissioner’s report, Making Voices Heard. It will provide an overview of the report’s findings and update on any progress made since its publication.

This is not advocacy training but a presentation on the report and an opportunity to ask questions.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Preventing Distressed Reactions to Care

Dates:

  • 03/05/19 (2 sessions)
  • 06/09/19 (2 sessions)

Time: Session 1 - 10:30 - 13:00  |  Session 2 - 13:30 - 16:00

Where: Caernarfon

Language: English

Trainer: All About Dementia

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

“All About Dementia” offers a bespoke course to suit domiciliary and residential care staff, on the prevention of distressed reactions and how to interpret behaviour as a form of communication. The course examines how elders with dementia become distressed and how escalation can be prevented. Prevention is a team effort, and requires cultural change by the provider. This workshop walks the delegates through the process of observation, understanding, brainstorming and planning prevention:

  • Listening, observation and Interpretation skills
  • Kitwood’s Flower of Needs in Dementia
  • Assembling the prevention team
  • Forensic examination of the behaviour
  • Communication with all staff or family required to enact the plan
  • Evaluation of progress of the plan
  • Accepting failure as a key ingredient to success
  • Following up once plan of prevention is working 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

QCF Level 2 Health and Social Care

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QCF Level 3 Health and Social Care

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QCF Level 5 Management Health and Social

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QCF Level 3 Children and Young People

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Reflective Practice

Date/s:

  •  24/09/2019 - 

Time: 9:30–16:30

Location: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

 

Who for: Social Workers from Adults and Children's

Aims and objectives:

  • What do we mean by reflection in Social Work?
  • What is the difference between reflection and critical reflection?
  • Why is reflective practice so important in contemporary social work?
  • What are the barriers to reflective practice and might we overcome these?
  • The 'BIG SIX' Concepts in reflection.
  • Theories and models of reflection
  • Using models to enhance reflection.

Trainer: Siobhan Maclean

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

RISCA: Changes to the Inspection Process

Date: 26/9/2019

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Location: Neuadd Prenteg, Prenteg

For who: Home care Managers / Residential care Managers

Aims and Objectives: 

  • Identify the interface between SSWBA and RISCA and what this means for service delivery
  • Consider the changes to practice and recording within social care in response to the legislation
  • Increase awareness and understanding of person centred and outcome based approaches in the context of the legislation

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Safeguarding for Professionals

Dates:

  • No date at present

Time: 

Where: 

Language: 

Trainer: Social workers, nurses, managers and deputy managers from all Adult provider services, including partnership agencies, housing managers, and all other relevant professionals who may take part in safeguarding enquiries or investigations. 

You must have attended POVA L2 or the All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training before attending this training. 

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Increased understanding of part 7 of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 relating to safeguarding adults
  • Increased confidence to carry out your professional roles and responsibilities to Safeguard Adults at Risk
  • Putting the principles into action  – human rights, supporting well-being, outcomes , respect, participation, person centred working
  • Understanding of 
    - Prevention and Safeguarding in communities
    - Social model of disability
    - the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding 
    (capacity, consent and advocacy support)
    - Multi-agency safeguarding work – Safeguarding Boards and Safeguarding in practice
  • Knowledge of best practice 
    - enquiries and safe enquiry
    - Risk assessment, safety planning and outcomes planning
  • Understanding of other relevant legislation
    - Data protection and information sharing
    - Over-riding duties to investigate
    - APSO’s (Adult Protection and Support Order) 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.  

Safeguarding - All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training 

Dates: 

  • 03/04/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth -  COURSE FULL
  • 23/04/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon -  COURSE FULL
  • 14/05/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 31/05/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth  COURSE FULL
  • 11/06/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 21/06/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 16/07/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 31/07/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 13/08/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon 
  • 03/09/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 20/09/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth  
  • 01/10/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 23/10/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 12/11/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 22/11/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 02/12/19 (English) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 10/12/19 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon 
  • 14/01/20 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 11/02/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon
  • 10/03/19 (English) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth
  • 19/03/20 (Welsh) Ystafell Deudraeth, Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 09:30 - 16:00

Trainer: Y Bont

 

Aims and objectives:

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Know own role in relation to safeguarding adults, children and young people from harm, abuse and neglect
  • Understand how individuals are protected from harm, abuse and neglect
  • Know how to recognise different types of harm, abuse and neglect. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Self Neglect and Hoarding

Date/s: No date at present

Time: 

Language: 

Date and location: 

Who for: Multi-agency open to all workers 

Aims and objectives:

  • Greater awareness of the Regional Self-Neglect Protocol
  • Safeguarding practice and self-neglect
  • Learning lessons from Adult Practice Reviews regarding Self-Neglect
  • Understanding your role as a Multi-Agency Practitioner when working with a Service User who self-neglects

Trainer: David Lewis

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Separation and Loss

Date: 21/10/2019

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Location: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English

Aim and Objectives:

This course considers a range of issues relating to separation and loss issues experienced by children, young people and their families.  The course considers how, loss and separation impacts on behaviour and how this may affect development of empathy, self-esteem and motivation in relation to offending behaviours.

The subject matter for this course can be highly emotive and it is recommended that anyone with current bereavement issues be supported during and following the training as the content may create triggers for individual staff members.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Explore different forms of separation and loss.
  • Identify physical and emotional reactions to separation and loss and Trauma.
  • Understand a range of techniques and responses to children and young people who display behaviours that may be associated with attachment difficulties or who have experienced separation and/or loss situations.
  • Gain awareness of external resources to support children and young people with issues relating to attachment, separation and loss.

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

Step up to Management

The programme gives social care and health workers the knowledge and understanding needed to make the transition into a management role.

More Information

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Stage Appropriate Therapeutic Recreation for Dementia Care

Dates: 

  • 17/05/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 18/09/19 Penrhyndeudraeth

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: All About Dementia

Target audience: Staff supporting individuals who live with Dementia

 

Aims and objectives:

STAGE APPROPRIATE not just AGE APPROPRIATE: As the dementia journey has stages, which alter brain function, we must make sure we are focused on the stage the person is in and offer stage appropriate activities to fill the day. This course will use best practice and up to date recommendations on how to plan an activity program so that all clients/residents are able to enjoy their retirement 

  • Using the Jewels to guide planning of activities
  • Person Centred Activities are the only ones that motivate
  • Relieving boredom
  • Managing anger/apathy through activities
  • The difference between being alone and being lonely
  • CIW interpretation of meaningful activities 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Stroke (Awareness)

Dates: 

  • 01/04/19 Penrhyndeudraeth (English)
  • 03/02/20 Caernarfon (Welsh)

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Where: See dates

Language: See dates

Trainer: Diane Williams 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This is a flexible course aimed at providing a good basic but broad understanding of stroke illness and its impact on both sufferers and their families.

The nature of the training is based on the belief that people learn best by taking part in activities, discussion and shared experience. 

The day is suitable for both new and experienced carers and aims to affirm and consolidate existing knowledge and skills as well as introducing further information. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.   

Substance Misuse Awareness & Child Protection

Dates: No date at present

Time:

Where: 

Language: English

Trainer: 

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

This training will equip supervisors and managers with the key skills and knowledge to create a positive, supportive environment for the Supervision process. 

You will learn:

  • How to create a conductive environment for supervision
  • To understand how different Supervisees learn and tailor your communication to motivate each individual
  • An easy to use model for Supervision
  • Constructive communication for effective Supervision… and so much more 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.  

Supervision for Social Care Managers

Date/s: 25+26/11/2019

Time: 9:30 - 16:30

Venue: Ystafell Enlli, Caernarfon

Language: English

Trainer: Potential Works

Target audience: Supervisors and Managers

Aims and Objectives:

This training will equip supervisors and managers with the key skills and knowledge to create a positive, supportive environment for the Supervision process. 

You will learn:

  • How to create a conductive environment for supervision
  • To understand how different Supervisees learn and tailor your communication to motivate each individual
  • An easy to use model for Supervision
  • Constructive communication for effective Supervision… and so much more

To book a place on this course fill in our online form.

The Jewels in Dementia Care

Dates: 

  • 08/04/19 Caernarfon
  • 11/06/19 Penrhyndeudraeth - COURSE FULL
  • 18/10/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL
  • 11/11/19 Caernarfon - COURSE FULL

 IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Where: See dates

Language: English

Trainer: All About Dementia

Target audience: 

 

Aims and objectives:

We explain the stages of Alzheimer’s disease by using the analogy of Six Precious Jewels: easy to remember, dignified terminology and a practical tool for best practice care. What can you expect of each of the Jewels? What are their needs? How can you best help fulfil those needs? 

  • Communication techniques and moving from one Jewel stage to the next
  • Recreational Activities for Each Jewel
  • Ways to encourage good hydration and adequate nutrition for each Jewel
  • Staff Approaches to Distressed Reactions within each Jewel
  • Medication administration solutions for each Jewel 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Theory in Social Work

 Dates: No date at present

Time: 

Where:

Language: 

Trainer: 

Target audience: Social workers from children and adult's services

 

Aims and objectives:

  • Explore the difference between theories, models, methods and approaches.
  • Consider why theory informed practice is important in social work practice.
  • Consider how theory can be used in practice.
  • Refresh on some of the main contemporary theories in social work. 

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

Working with Difficult, Dangerous and Evasive Families

Date: 21/10/19

Time: 9:30 - 16:30 

Location: Penrhyndeudraeth

Language: English 

Trainer: LEWES PREECE is an experienced and qualified Social Work Professional with over 25 years’ experience in the social care sector. 

Aim:

To provide social workers with a variety of tools and techniques for working with service users in challenging situations.

Objectives:

  • To consider what constitutes dangerous, difficult and evasive users
  •  For workers to develop strategies to manage the situation
  •  To enable workers to explore techniques of ‘reflection in action’ which allow skilled communication and can defuse escalating hostile and challenging situations
  • To consider a model of communication

To book a place on this course fill in our online form

 

If there is a topic of interest to you that we have not covered in one of our courses please contact us and we may be able to arrange. E-mail: CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 
 
Please note

  • we must have the name of the attendee or the request will not be processed  
  • IF "COURSE FULL" APPEARS NEXT TO THE DATE, TO SHOW AN INTEREST IN THIS COURSE PLEASE EMAIL US AT  CaisHyfforddiant@gwynedd.llyw.cymru 

 

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