We know that a well-trained carer is much more likely to be a success supporting somebody with a learning disability than someone without any training. So our carers who work with people with a learning disability attend our two-day residential learning disability training course.
Since the Spring of 2015 this has become part of our two-week induction training for all new carers.
Christies Care is a British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) satellite centre providing Health & Social Care Diplomas with the Learning Disabilities pathway.
Carers who attend our specialist training course also have the opportunity to undertake their Health & Social care Diploma at level 2 or 3, supported and assessed by a Christies Care assessor. Our awarding body for these qualifications is City & Guilds.
Our two day learning disability training course is facilitated by experienced trainers led by our learning disabilities coordinator. All have years of experience working in the Learning Disabilities field and pass on their enthusiasm, knowledge and experience to the carers they are training.
The team are also able to advise carers when they are supporting people with a learning disability, should the carer have any questions or concerns.
“The aim of the training I deliver is to encourage Carers to see beyond the labels and support the person to have a great life”
The two day course consists of:
Day 1 – Introduction to LD:
- To gain an understanding of the causes and effects of having a learning disability
- To explore the effects of history on current attitudes and approaches to learning disability support
- To discuss and explore person centred values in care
- To develop an understanding of person centred thinking and planning
- To identify and compare communication needs in relation to learning disability support.
- To look at the purpose and use of NHS passports
- Introducing useful resources
- To gain a basic understanding of Autistic Spectrum Disorders and complexities of Supporting people with ASD
- Introduce Positive Behavioural Support
- Explore what is “challenging behaviour”
- Understand why challenging behaviours might occur
- To explore the stages of behaviour and the cues to an incident of challenging behaviour
- To acquire knowledge and skills relating to Positive Behaviour Support
- To know the difference between proactive and reactive strategies.
- To know how to complete records and reports relating to incidents of challenging behaviour
- Introducing Person Centred Thinking Tools that support recording and reflecting on Behaviours.