Training, Workshops & Education

We offer a range of eLearning training (accessed via the internet) and education courses.

Reminiscence Work

Life History

We also offer FREE TalkAbout® workshops for communities supporting family carers. The event format is either an open Q&A session or includes topics ranging from, but not limited to: family dynamics when caring for an elderly person, dementia, use of appropriate technologies, independent living property adaptation and funding issues.

We also offer a FREE TalkAbout®  Professional Event Outline for IFA’s, Accountants and Solicitors to raise the issue of mortally, care planning among their client base and help generate new business.

Our education and eLearning is suitable for those in the medical profession, social workers, care professionals, charities, families, family carers and further education establishments.

Training Programmes

Quality care begins with quality training. Working with the medical profession, social workers, care professionals, charities, families and further training establishments, we are acutely aware that there is a general lack of affordable, pragmatic training either for professionals or for family carers, especially in dementia support.

All our training is delivered by professionals with hands-on experience of being a family carer.

Training For Homecare

This programme is designed to get back to the basics of caring for the elderly. We all too readily label people as elderly and needing care without considering how their senses become affected and what implications this has on the way we provide care. We forget about the fatigue or difficulty with mobility or how the impact of impaired hearing or sight will affect how we care. This programme is a great foundation and refresher, reminding us what it’s like to be old and frail before we consider any added medical physical or emotional complications or illness.
The aim of this training programme is to understand the term “dementia” and provide an overview of the four main degenerative illnesses and their symptoms: Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Bodies and Fronto-temporal Dementia, that fall under this general term.
This programme is designed to support and equip professionals and family carers to look after a person with dementia and respond to difficult behaviour. The training provides an insight into the stages of Alzheimer’s and explores crucial coping strategies and person-centred care planning. The event ends on a positive upbeat note looking at the value of a person’s life history and its role and impact on the quality of care being provided
The training focuses on the many and varied ways we can stimulate, empower and improve the lives of elderly people, as well as those with dementia. We explore the benefits of ”meaningful” activity while going about doing everyday tasks, and adapting activities to meet the varied needs and abilities of those taking part. The training looks at the do’s and don’ts of running an activity, as well as the importance of understanding the cultural, mental and physical parameters of those taking part.
Reminiscence is a powerful activity that unleashes wonderful opportunities for carers and service-users to explore their feelings and develop self-esteem. As a carer it’s very rewarding to hear the life stories and memories of those we look after. As well as helping to build bonds between carers and service users, we also create opportunities for service-users to talk about themselves in a positive and beneficial way. Reminiscence and, life history development are essential parts of providing a person-centred approach to care planning as well as maintaining quality of life for the elderly and mentally or physically frail. The course is rewarding and stimulating for all involved, including professional carers, service users, families and relatives.
End of life is nothing new, but from the government and the Care Quality Commission’s perspective it is something that requires more support and understanding. It’s a taboo subject which, as professionals or family carers, we need to address. This training aims to bring this sensitive topic from the shadows and throw some light on the dynamics we need to understand and work around.We can transform the lives around us to facilitate a “good death” and ensure that nobody involved has any regrets.
80% of all communication is visual. Like the old silent movies, the pictures told more of the story than the words.training in the use of Talking Pictures® increases carers’ awareness of how to use this extremely effective communication tool. It is a huge helping tool for professional and family carers to bridge the communicate gap with those who have a learning or mental health disability e.g. Dementia or Autism.

The Talking Pictures® methodology is deceptively simple, using images to communicate emotions, situations, pain, needs, likes, dislikes and preferences.

This is a problem-solving session to help focus on getting desirable life, financial and care outcomes.

The session focuses on seeking solutions to a wide range of personal, social, financial and care-related problems. It is about helping people to identify their own stress points and solutions.

Dealing with denial can be just as challenging as dealing with illness.

This course teaches strategies for dealing with denial.

This training looks at the impact of a past trauma on a person with dementia. It is essential that those attending this course have a good understanding of the ageing process, dementia, life history and reminiscence work.

This course is intensive and involves two trainers working with up to 20 delegates max. Trainers integrate Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques with an organisation’s objectives ensuring that both management and staff develop collective skills and strategies in the way they perceive themselves and their work.

This course focuses on the barriers that hold us back and explores and develops our strengths by releasing the innate creativity that resides within each of us. This approach is applied to the organisation as a whole and applies to management as well as front-line staff. The techniques used are very similar to those used by lifestyle personal coaching. This innovative course helps managers and staff to improve job satisfaction, reduce stress and raise the quality of care provided.