Learning and development

Our unique learning and development program has something for everyone. Whether you’re after some basic knowledge about deafblindness so that you can help a friend or colleague, or you’re a professional who needs to carry out specialist deafblind assessments, there is something for you.

Our learning is designed for anyone working with or supporting people who are deafblind. Our previous customers include local authorities, nursing/care homes, home care providers, security staff, shopping centre staff, building and construction companies.

We believe that we learn better by doing and experiencing, rather than just listening. Our learning is practical and fun – you can expect to be interacting and engaging rather than clock watching!

“A brilliant training session by an incredibly knowledgeable trainer. Practical, hands on learning which made everything much clearer.”


Courses

Scroll down to see our range of courses and seminars, if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for then give us a call and we can create a bespoke package just for you!

Understanding acquired deafblindness
1 day
Up to 16 people
£650 + expenses

This course is ideal for anyone who supports adults who are deafblind. We will explore the definition of deafblindness, the impact it can have on someone’s life and finish with some practical skills for when you are interacting with someone who is deafblind. By the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of deafblindness as used in the Care Act 2014
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the practical and emotional impact of deafblindness
  • Use some practical skills in communicating and guiding a person with acquired deafblindness

Supporting older adults who are deafblind
1 day
Up to 16 people
£650 + expenses

Do you work in a care setting and/or support older people? During this course we will look at the specific needs of older adults, in particular, how to recognise dual sensory loss. We will then explore the practical and emotional impact that this may have. By the end of the day, you will be able to:

  • Identify acquired deafblindness in the people that you support
  • Recognise and respond to the communication and information needs of an older adult who experiences acquired deafblindness
  • Use some basic techniques to safely support the mobility needs of an older adult who experiences acquired deafblindness

Communication and acquired deafblindness
1 day
Up to 16 people
£650 + expenses

This course looks at the range of communication methods and tactics used by people who have acquired deafblindness. We will consider the diversity of communication for people with acquired deafblindness and encourage participants to consider communication holistically. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify a range of communication modes used by people who experience acquired deafblindness
  • Identify tactics to support communication with people who experience acquired deafblindness
  • Use a holistic approach to understanding communication
  • Appreciate the emotional implications of changing modes of communication

Assessing under The Care Act 2014
2 days
Up to 10 people
£1,050 + expenses

This course is aimed at qualified and/or experienced staff who are or will be undertaking level 3 Assessments of Adults who are deafblind under the Care Act 2014.

During the two days, we will explore the definition of deafblindness in detail, and what this means for people who experience acquired deafblindness. It considers the practical and emotional impact of acquired deafblindness, including changes to receptive and/or expressive communication as well as the Assessor’s responsibilities under the Care Act. By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of deafblindness used in the Care Act 2014.
  • Use the definition to appropriately identify people who require an assessment under the Care Act.
  • Understand the requirements of an assessment which complies with the Care Act 2024
  • Use their knowledge of the practical and emotional impact of deafblindness to undertake an assessment

Specialist assessments under the Care Act 2014
3 days
Up to 10 people
£1,500 + expenses

This course is designed for qualified and/or experienced staff who are undertaking complex specialist assessments of adults who experience acquired deafblindness. The course encourages participants to build on their existing knowledge to further develop an in-depth approach to assessing an adult who experiences acquired deafblindness. The course can be adapted to the needs of specific staff groups/teams.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the difference between a complex level 5 assessment and a level 3 assessment
  • Undertake an in-depth, detailed assessment which complies with the requirements of the Care Act 2014

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