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Single Handed Care Techniques (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Access & Assessment Officers (AAO) / Carers (unpaid) / Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Occupational Therapists / Occupational Therapy Assistants / Personal Assistants (Care)
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Assessment & Care Management / ESCC Directly Provided Services / Personal Assistants / Unpaid Carers
Course description

This half day course is aimed at Care Support workers, PAs and prescribers who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in practical means of safely moving and handling clients with one carer.

The course discusses:

  • The reasons and benefits to support single handed care

  • Concerns and misconceptions people hold regarding single handed care and how we can support staff to engage.

Participants will practice with equipment and techniques that can be completed safely with one carer, which promotes dignity and choice.

For the practical element participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops.

Training objectives

The aims of this course are to:

  • Provide Carers and prescribers with an opportunity to learn about the benefits of promoting single handed care

  • Provide an opportunity to relate concerns and misconceptions

  • Learn a variety of techniques to move and handle a client with one carer

  • Become familiar with equipment that can assist the single handed carer.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, it is anticipated that participants will:

  • Be able to review the legal implications for moving and handling risk assessment

  • Consider the origins of the myths that may surround single handed moving and handling plans

  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of single handed care

  • Consider the factors that will affect the selection of specific equipment and relate this to the issues of single handed care packages

  • Observe and practice a variety of techniques and equipment that could enable single handed care.

Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 10 June 2020
End Date
Wednesday 10 June 2020
Closing Date
Monday 1 June 2020
13:00 - 16:30
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