As our Activity Coordinators’ Training Days continue to sell out, we have announced several more for the rest of October and November.
- 19th Oct: Norwich Book Here!
- 7th Nov: Cambridge Book Here!
- 8th Nov: Sevenoaks Book Here!
- 24th Nov: Bath Book Here!
- 25th Nov: Bletchley Book Here!
All our training days are designed to develop skills and increase confidence, build peer networks, improve activities provision, encourage meaningful engagement and support you to deliver a fully whole home approach.
While we focus on practical techniques and the best ways to use resources, the day is crucially about the relationships between people, facilitating the building of those relationships and helping participants to better understand their residents, and their specific needs, so they can truly offer person-centred care. During the course, we look at the different stages of dementia, what the appropriate types of activity are for each stage, and explore how to work with people with dementia in a way which means they’re enabled, encouraged, reassured and supported.
The training is mostly practical in nature, with elements of theory interspersed. Participants fully explore the resources within The Sparkles, working in small groups to share experiences and further develop their skills in ways to identify wellbeing and ill-being, and measure the effect of using activities resources with individuals and groups. We discuss how to use knowledge of an individual’s life story to develop activities that will interest and inspire them and we also help participants focus their use of The Sparkles and Sparkles Resource packs to engage with the wider care team and visitors to achieve a “whole home” approach.
You can see all the training course dates here.