Hands-on training for the postural care workforce
About this event
- Pre-recorded training sessions of 2-3 hours to be accessed weekly over a 4-week period
- Independent learning workbook
- Two live on-line discussion with trainers Rachel Wright and Sarah Clayton
The course will run for 4 weeks, from the beginning to end of each month. A delegate is expected to do 2-3 hours independent learning using the videos and workbooks each week. There will be a hosted live event on zoom in the middle and end of the month (typically Wednesday lunchtime). This is an opportunity to ask questions, get assistance and meet others delivery hands on postural care.
People with complex needs, deserve a thorough, co-ordinated postural care service. 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.
From personal assistants working in a young child’s home to care workers providing support in a residential care setting. Everyone supporting people with limited movement requires training to provide excellent postural care. It is a team effort involving the whole workforce of people who provide support across education, health and social care around the clock, 24-hours a day.
This course includes:
- Why is postural care a big deal?
- How can we predict future problems?
- Making a difference through positioning
- 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.”
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 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.