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Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Support Workers/PAs (Cancelled)

Reason for cancellation
Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Course description

This half day course is for care givers who assist and provide personal care for those clients with limited mobility, i.e. clients who are non weight bearing, hoisted or spend prolonged periods in bed.

Applicants must have completed the 1 day Moving and Handling of People for Care Givers - Foundation Level prior to undertaking this training.

  • The course reflects back on legislation within care and health and safety and their relevance to moving and handling of people with complex needs

  • We teach candidates how to use a variety of equipment, including hoists and sling, various techniques for fitting slings with and without slide sheets

  • We cover the effects that immobility has on the body, in relation to posture, tissue viability, circulation etc and the importance of ensuring clients sit in a functional postural position and are repositioned appropriately

  • We look at clients who have restricted mobility within bed or who may need to spend prolonged periods within the bed, covering equipment and techniques to assist with rolling, repositioning in bed, techniques to fit slings and dress clients who have limited ability or are unable to be rolled.

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 or open toe sandals.

Training objectives

  • To provide care givers who care for clients with restricted mobility the knowledge of safe moving techniques to protect their backs and the adult they are caring for

  • To provide the care giver a working knowledge of the additional challenges and issues faced for those who are immobile and unable to reposition themselves adequately, and the importance of repositioning, skin care and posture

  • To provide them knowledge of equipment and slide sheet techniques specific to that client group

  • To ensure they understand the concepts of a balanced risk assessment approach which ensures client participation and choice.  

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated candidates will:

  • Understand the needs of clients with limited mobility

  • Be aware of a range of equipment that can be used to safely move clients

  • Have a knowledge of a variety of slings and when they are appropriate to use and know how to safely fit them

  • Be able to demonstrate up-to-date practical skills in assisted movement techniques

  • Have a knowledge of unsafe practices in manual handling and understand why and what injury may occur.

Additional Information

The car park at Firwood House, Eastbourne is NOT for use by delegates on training courses.

Please find alternative parking, details of which can be found on the attached map.

Start Date
Thursday 11 June 2020
End Date
Thursday 11 June 2020
Closing Date
Monday 25 May 2020
09:30 - 12:30
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