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Training - one to one, group work, presentations, workshops and conferences

We may be able to provide bespoke training, workshops, presentations, conferences and facilitated group sessions around:

Our previous projects have included:

If you would rather book pre-planned training / courses, please email us for further information and dates about the following:

Housing options for people with learning disabilities
This popular session helps individuals, carers, supporters and professionals to understand some of the housing options available to people with learning disabilities. It provides some practical advice about how to explore the options and tips for accessing housing services. Case studies and practical examples help to bring to life some of the options, demonstrating that they can become a reality.

Choice Based Lettings (one or two day course)
Following on from research undertaken for the Department of Health, one course will be specifically aimed at local authorities and housing provider administrators of the scheme. It will examine some of the good and poor practices identified by the research and will help providers understand how they can make their schemes more accessible for people with disabilities and the type of procedural adjustments they may be expected to make to their services under the Disability Discrimination Act. There will also be practical sessions looking at information that is provided to the public and how it is disseminated.
There will also be a session for individuals and those who support them. This will provide practical and accessible advice about what to expect when applying for housing through the scheme, how to get the best from the scheme and what to do if you feel that your disability has not been taken into account.

Mental Capacity and Tenancies
This session is for carers, staff and others supporting people with disabilities to understand issues around mental capacity as they apply to housing and to understand housing rights and responsibilities in supported living. It explores the relationship between the tenant, landlord and support provider, clarifying various roles and responsibilities. Issues covered in this training include:

Telecare
This training focuses on the practical application and use of telecare with vulnerable people. It is a lively session including group exercises, DVDs and hands-on 'playing' with live telecare equipment. The session includes:

The cost of the training includes user licenses for the electronic assessment tool ‘app’ and the opportunity to purchase this software for other staff members.

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See Also > Testimonials

Feedback from a Local Authority:

"We engaged Claire to provide specialist training and support to a group of local authority care managers who needed to make the shift from residential care to supported housing for people with a learning disability. Claire's work made a significant contribution to both changing mind sets within the staff group and in establishing cultural change within our organisation."

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Maria's Story

Maria's Story

Maria loves her new home and "would not move back (to residential care) in a million years!" We worked with Maria when she needed to move from NHS housing and support as part of the NHS Campus closure project in Kent.

See Also > Publications

Claire has written and co-written several publications relating to housing and supported living.

Publications

A number of these publications are available on this website for free download and purchase.