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The HCPA Stop Fall campaign hosts an array of important courses for care staff and community staff. Our education is broken down to be as relevant to services as possible, with options for Homecare, Residential and Nursing, Adult Disability and Community/ voluntary.

The courses have been developed to support change based on best practice techniques and local/ national policy. This year our courses include –

  • – Prevention for Residential and Nursing Staff (1Day)
  • – Prevention for Homecare staff (1Day)
  • – Prevention for community and voluntary groups (1Day)
  • – Intervention when an individual has fallen for Residential and Nursing Staff (1 Day)
  • – Intervention when an individual has fallen for Homecare Staff (1 Day)
  • – Exercise Instructor Qualification- Level 2 Chair Based (4Days)
  • – Physiotherapy Support Facilitator Role for Falls and Health Champions
  • – Prevention and Mobility for Adult Disability Services (1 day)

 

Coming soon – Physiotherapy Support Facilitator Role for Adult Disability Services and a new Strength and Balance Exercise qualification.

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March 2019

Falls Prevention- Train The Trainer

11 March - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fully funded

Starting 11th March until 18th March 2019 HCPA have created a course that provides very practical hints and tips about how the Champion can deliver the “message” of their new knowledge to their own teams. The participants will learn how to engage staff through interactive teaching techniques and how to create simple but effective resources. Most importantly, they will learn how to assess whether their training input has been effective. The participants will know how to plan training in all…

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Falls Assistive Equipment and Falls Prevention (Risk Assessment) – (Homecare)

18 March - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mundells Campus, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded

Starting 18th March 2019 This interactive one day workshop is delivered by Herts Handling and aimed at Home Care services, covering best practice for equipment, support aids and technology. The day is split to incorporate plenty of engaging discussions and activities such as: The use of risk assessments – intrinsic, extrinsic and behavioural Dementia MCA and DoLs Understanding clients Falls policies and injuries to staff if a client falls Manual handling How to choose the correct support for clients Assessing needs – learn how support aids…

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Single Handed Care – For Home Care Staff

19 March - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mundells Campus, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded

19th March 2019 The aim of this day is to provide experienced cares staff with an understanding of the legal implications and practical strategies for managing care with one carer.  It is presumed that all delegates will have an understanding of recognised techniques for the safer handling of people including skills with regards to the use of small handling aids; transfer aids and hoists. This course will enable care staff to work alone when assisting a client with mobility needs…

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Falls Prevention- Homecare Setting

22 March - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mundells Campus, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
Fully funded

Starts 22nd March 2019 This one-day courses will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will learn how to use a falls risk assessment to help identify, and how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed. What to expect: Self-management strategies that can help reduce falls How…

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Falls Assistive Equipment and Falls Prevention (Risk Assessment) – (Residential and Nursing)

29 March - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mundells Campus, Mundells, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 1FT, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded

Starting 29th March 2019 This interactive one day workshop is delivered by Herts Handling and aimed at Home Care services, covering best practice for equipment, support aids and technology. The day is split to incorporate plenty of engaging discussions and activities such as: The use of risk assessments – intrinsic, extrinsic and behavioural Dementia MCA and DoLs Understanding clients Falls policies and injuries to staff if a client falls Manual handling How to choose the correct support for clients Assessing needs – learn how support aids…

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April 2019

Falls Prevention for Residential & Nursing Providers

24 April - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
HCPA, Mundells Campus
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
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Fully funded

Wednesday 24th April 2019 Prevention – Residential & Nursing This one-day course will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed. What…

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May 2019

Falls Prevention for Support at Home Services

Fully funded

Wednesday 8th May 2019 Prevention – Homecare This one-day course will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed. What to…

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Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

Fully funded

Starting Monday 13th May 2019 Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 These qualifications are available for Care Home and Flexi-Care staff caring for elderly residents to enable them to carry out group and personal exercise within the service. Chair Based Exercises include a range of seated exercises that can be adapted to an individual’s abilities or goals. You will also understand the impact of ageing and the importance of a person-centred approach when planning exercise sessions. Chair Based Exercises have…

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Falls – Champion CPD Forum

Fully funded

Falls Forum For Falls Champions It is important that Champions get the opportunity to continue to network with other Champions be updated on policy and guidance changes, continue and create new links with health and social care professionals, and gain new techniques and strategies related to the Champion subject. Learning Outcomes: Results from the sponsors of this training (CCG) will be discussed Causes of falls will be reviewed and research-based solutions considered Delegates will be expected to discuss their own training issues,…

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Responsibilities Around Falls Intervention and Hospital Admissions – Residential and Nursing Setting

Fully funded

Tuesday 21st May 2019 Falls Intervention - Residential & Nursing Providers These one-day courses will cover how to respond to a fall, including practical skills with primary and secondary surveys. You will also gain confidence and empowerment to make a decision whether to phone for help or use your internal procedures to assist the person from the floor. This course will look at the benefits of evidence-based techniques and how these benefit older people, including reducing falls. This is being…

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June 2019

Managing Individuals Who Have Fallen in Their Own Home

Fully funded

Wednesday 12th June 2019 Managing Individuals Who Have Falls in Their Own Home These one-day courses will cover how to respond to a fall, including practical skills with primary and secondary surveys. You will also gain confidence and empowerment to make a decision whether to phone for help or use your internal procedures to assist the person from the floor. This course will look at the benefits of evidence-based techniques and how these benefit older people, including reducing falls. This…

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Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

Fully funded

Starting Tuesday 18th June 2019 Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 These qualifications are available for Care Home and Flexi-Care staff caring for elderly residents to enable them to carry out group and personal exercise within the service. Chair Based Exercises include a range of seated exercises that can be adapted to an individual’s abilities or goals. You will also understand the impact of ageing and the importance of a person-centred approach when planning exercise sessions. Chair Based Exercises have…

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Falls Prevention for Residential & Nursing Providers

26 June - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Rd,
Watford
WD25 9JL
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Fully funded

Wednesday 26th June 2019 Prevention – Residential & Nursing This one-day courses will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed. What…

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July 2019

Managing Individuals Who Have Fallen – Residential and Nursing Setting

Fully funded

Thursday 4th July 2019 Falls Intervention - Residential & Nursing Providers These one-day courses will cover how to respond to a fall, including practical skills with primary and secondary surveys. You will also gain confidence and empowerment to make a decision whether to phone for help or use your internal procedures to assist the person from the floor. This course will look at the benefits of evidence-based techniques and how these benefit older people, including reducing falls. This is being…

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Strategies to Prevent Falls for Support at Home Services

Fully funded

Thursday 11th July 2019 Prevention – Homecare This one-day courses will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies to reduce falls, liaise with family and professional services. You will learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed. What to expect:…

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Falls Prevention & Mobility for Adult Disability Services

Fully funded

Tuesday 30th July 2019 This one-day courses will look at how to prevent falls by conducting risk assessments, self-assessments and implementing person-centred strategies. You will learn how to use falls risk assessments to help identify and record an individual’s falls risk, including how these risks can be managed and reduced. You will also learn the common causes of falls and how these can be managed, plus awareness of referral routes to professional services. What to expect: How to risk assess…

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September 2019

Advanced Falls Champion Pathway

Fully funded

Starting 2nd September 2019 Course Description: This pathway based on Hertfordshire and National standards. It is designed to up-skill your staff member in falls prevention and intervention by teaching preventative techniques that can stop falls risk from worsening, or in some cases, even starting and how to intervene once a fall has taken place. On completion of this Pathway the Champion will receive a Level 3 Delivering Training qualification and a Level 3 unit qualification in Positive Risk Taking. By…

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Become a Physiotherapy Support Facilitator

Fully funded

Are you concerned about physio input for people you support? Do you have to wait too long for a community physio? Do you have service users who need physio input? Do you have staff who are trained to support with mobility and exercise plans? As you are aware, the community teams are over stretched, therefore we have developed an innovative way of bringing physio skills to your service. Our Physiotherapy Support Facilitator programme equips staff with the specialist knowledge and…

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Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2

9 September - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Stanborough Centre, 609 St Albans Rd,
Watford
WD25 9JL
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Fully funded

Starting Monday 9th September 2019 Chair Based Exercise Qualification Level 2 This qualifications is available for Care Home and Flexi-Care staff caring for elderly residents to enable them to carry out group and personal exercise within the service. Chair Based Exercises include a range of seated exercises that can be adapted to an individual’s abilities or goals. You will also understand the impact of ageing and the importance of a person-centred approach when planning exercise sessions. Chair Based Exercises have…

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Falls – Champion CPD Forum

Fully funded

Falls Forum For Falls Champions It is important that Champions get the opportunity to continue to network with other Champions be updated on policy and guidance changes, continue and create new links with health and social care professionals, and gain new techniques and strategies related to the Champion subject. Learning Outcomes: Results from the sponsors of this training (CCG) will be discussed Causes of falls will be reviewed and research-based solutions considered Delegates will be expected to discuss their own training issues,…

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