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Shared Lives Carers Training

We resumed face to face delivery for mandatory training from 17 May 2021, ensuring all Government guidelines were being adhered to.  Until we receive confirmation that all social distancing measures can be lifted, face to face training will run with limited places. Please do not turn up to a course without confirmation of booking as we can not exceed room capacity. If you have any queries please email wdsupport@gateshead.gov.uk

The opportunity to receive regular, high quality training is very important in supporting carers who open up their home and family life, to include the person who needs care and support, some of whom may be exhibiting difficult and challenging behaviour. Workforce Development have a strong commitment to providing several training opportunities each year to maintain skills and knowledge to help you in this role. 

Over the year the training programme will be developed, as priorities change, or demand increases. It is recommended that you regularly check this page for updates.

Please see below for both face to face and virtual training available to book via iTrent.

CourseDryden Training RoomDateTimesFacilitator
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 318 January 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 324 January 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 331 January 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 33 February 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 34 March 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 315 March 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie
Level 3 Emergency First AidWD Room 324 March 202210am to 5pmChristine Beattie

 

Dates for the following safeguarding courses and others, can be found on our Safeguarding and Community Safety training page

Safeguarding Adults Reporting Concerns L2
Safeguarding Children *
Safeguarding Disabled Children and Young People
An Introduction to Mental Capacity Act
Mental Capacity Act Level 1
Drug and Alcohol Awareness
Hate Crime
Mate Crime
Cyber Stalking

 

*Mandatory when supporting people aged 16 to 17 years

Annual Fire Safety - you will need to complete the Icon for pdf Presentation [988.72KB] and submit the Icon for pdf Fire Safety Completion Sign Off [440.33KB] to your Shared Lives contact.

Food Safety - You will need to complete the Icon for word Food Safety Worksheet [757.5KB] and then submit this to your Shared Lives contact.  If you require a handbook to complete the worksheet, just ask your contact.

Care Certificate - Shared Lives carers without a recognised social care qualification.

Together with the mandatory training if you are a Shared Lives carer without a recognised social care qualification such as an NVQ in Care, you will be required to complete the Care Certificate.  This must be completed within 12 months of you becoming an approved Shared Lives carer.  The Care Certificate is completed via workbooks which will be issued to you by your Shared Lives contact.

In addition to face to face and virtual training, carers can undertake e-learning courses or undertake any Flexible Learning.

 

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