We have now released the first of our October training dates - 19th October (Norwich). You can book online for our training here and find out more information about it below.
The Daily Sparkle Activity Coordinators’ Training course is designed to develop skills and increase confidence, build peer networks, improve activities provision, encourage meaningful engagement and support ACs to deliver a fully whole home approach.
The Activity Cordinators’ Training will support activity co-ordinators and those leading activities within care homes to run activities sessions that are truly effective, engaging and stimulating. We focus on practical techniques and the best ways to use resources, but 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 you can truly offer person-centred care.
During the course, we also 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.
Participants will also fully explore the resources within The Sparkles, working in small groups to share experiences and further develop their skills 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.~
Please note that, while our training uses The Daily Sparkle as a model for developing activities provision, engaging all staff and building confidence, our participants are not limited to subscribers - in fact over half of all our participants are not Daily Sparkle users.
What matters to us is to improve activities provision as much as we can in as many settings as we can, our training is one of the ways we can do this.