24-hour Postural Care Family Course
About this event
- Pre-recorded training sessions of 2-3 hours to be accessed weekly over a 4-week period
- Independent learning workbook
- Either supported by local therapists or two live on-line discussion events with trainers Rachel Wright and Sarah Clayton
Professionals who have completed the C2G course are provided with the resources to host and lead this training in a way that suits their families and setting.
The course can also be accessed through Born at the Right Time. It is run for 4 weeks, typically from the beginning to end of the month. Each learner is expected to do 2-3 hours weekly using the videos and downloadable workbook. There will be a hosted live event on zoom in the middle and end of the month (typically Wednesday lunchtime or evening). This is an opportunity to ask questions, get assistance and meet other families delivery hands on postural care.
Postural care training is most powerful in the hands of the people delivering it – the families of those with limited movement. We only get one body and yet people with complex disabilities don’t always get the ‘annual service’ afforded the equipment they use. Posture Positive report 2020 found training is a key aspect to developing resilient and robust 24-hour postural care for people with complex needs. The key ingredients to excellence in postural care comes in equipping the people delivering hands on care with knowledge and confidence.
This course is by families and for families. Whether you are a sibling, parent, husband or guardian supporting someone with complex needs, this training provides knowledge, skills and confidence to provide excellence in postural care.
This course includes:
- Why is postural care a big deal?
- Spotting possible problems
- Different people need different things
- Postural care in the real world with real people
“I often feel powerless but Sarah and Rachel, you have made me feel powerful,”
“Listening to Rachel describing her experience of communication made me realise I needed to rethink my approach. I can’t thank you enough for being so open and honest.”
This course can be delivered by practitioners who have successfully completed the Cradle to Grave course.
OR through Born at the Right Time with trainers;
Rachel Wright (BSc) Founder of Born at the Right Time
Rachel is author of The Skies I’m Under, finalist 2020 RCN Nursing Awards, trainer, qualified nurse and unqualified mum of three sons; one of whom has severe disabilities and life-limiting epilepsy. Occasionally she ties on her trainers and runs in a vague attempt to counteract her love for Salt ‘n Vinegar crisps, hummus and all things carbohydrate.
Sarah Clayton (BSc, PGCE) CEO Simple Stuff Works
Sarah is passionate about all things postural care. Sounds dull but it turns out that her passion translates into highly contagious enthusiasm. She has developed a range of accredited training courses accessible to health, social care and education practitioners. Sarah has four children, works full-time and can regularly be found wearing her jumper inside out.