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Caring for someone can be very rewarding on many different levels but equally it can also take its toll both physically and emotionally.

To help you be more informed and supported in your caring role Trafford Carers Centre has teamed up with embrace-learning to offer a suite of courses to help you in your caring role. 

 

Embracelearning

Building Carer Resilience

Learn how to build networks of support and identify the assistance that is available to you as a carer. The course will help you to develop resilience when faced with the challenges of caring with benefits to you & the person you care for.

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

  • Build a help network
  • Find community resources
  • Identify other areas of support, such as social services
  • Understand financial support such as benefits
  • Understand workplace rights and support
  • Identify the benefits of technologies to support caring

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Safer handling of medicines

Learn the fundamentals on how to safely manage prescribed medication.

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

  • Outline legal aspects of handling medicines
  • Identify the process for obtaining and receiving supply
  • Explain how drugs are administered and the problems that may occur
  • Describe how to store and dispose of drugs safely and securely
  • State the principles underpinning the proper administration of medication

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Safeguarding Adults 

The course is split into three units to help you identify the key changes that the Care Act 2014 introduces to the way we protect and support adults at risk.

By the end of unit one you will be able to:

  • Identify the changes the Care Act 2014 introduces in relation to safeguarding adults
  • Explain principles involved in safeguarding people
  • Define the terms vulnerability, protection and abuse
  • List different types of abuse and recognise the possible signs and symptoms of each type
  • Describe risk management and prevention in relation to adults at risk

Unit two looks at the role of the practitioner and will help you to understand what is expected of someone who alerts others to abuse, how to disclose and gives a brief introduction to the legal framework which supports adults at risk.

By the end of unit two you will be able to:

  • Explain how to raise concern about abuse
  • Describe the procedure for ‘alerting’
  • Identify procedures for ‘whistleblowing’
  • Recognise the effects of abuse in those who have to deal with it

Unit three looks at the role of the investigator and will help you to become familiar with some of the agencies likely to be involved in investigations connected with adults at risk.

By the end of unit three you will be able to:

  • Name the relevant agencies involved in investigations of adults oat risk
  • Differentiate between the roles and responsibilities of member agencies
  • Identify inter-agency procedures
  • Describe what a strategy discussion is and who attends
  • Explain what is meant by an Adult Safeguarding Plan

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