The workshops had a range of themes;
· Palliative Care
· Continence and Dysphagia
· Fundamentals Autism
· Mental Health
Most sessions were fully booked, with palliative care being a popular choice for Domiciliary Care staff.
There has been great success from the workshops, with participants feeding back that they found the training engaging, supportive, informative and plan to embed what they learnt into their everyday practice. The knowledge base of the trainers and being able to talk to trained professionals also was a highlight for many attendees.
Julie Hill, a trainer from Association for Change, who facilitated the Mental Health workshops, commented;
‘We know that one in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives and those that have physical health problems, are disabled or have learning disabilities are even more likely to be affected by mental illness. The Domiciliary Care Workforce work hard to support these individuals on a daily basis so it is essential that they have the knowledge and understanding to ensure that they can provide high quality care and support to meet individual’s needs.’
Due to the success of the workshops and the great feedback received, the programme will continue later this year. Dates will be announced on our website and on our Social Media.
If you require any further information about the training programme please contact James Edgar, Project Support Officer, Social Care Council at James.Edgar@niscc.hscni.net