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Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Givers - Covid19 Interim Training Programme - Part 1

Distance Learning , Online learning
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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
Health and Safety
Course description

Once your place on this event has been confirmed, you will receive a separate email with a link to the Microsoft Teams meeting. The link to join the training will be sent one week before the day of the event. Please note this email will be sent from the East Sussex Learning Portal. Please make sure you check your Spam/Junk folders for this email.

Please read the attached document "Attending Online Training" before joining the course.

It is recommended this course the Restricted Mobility Part 1 is completed before attending this Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Givers: Part 2 (face to face practical training).

This 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.

The course covers the following:

• Reflection on health and safety and care legislation relevant to moving and handling of people with complex needs
• Via videos we demonstrate a variety of equipment, including hoists and slings, stand aids and in-situ slide sheets
• We discuss 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 discuss the needs of 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 for clients who have limited ability or are unable to be rolled.

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

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

  • To ensure an understanding of 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:

  •  Have a clearer understanding of 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

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



Additional Information

Please note that this course has a Workbook, which must be completed and returned to
Please clearly title your email with the course title and date and your name.

Your training record will not be updated with this training until the workbook has been received and marked.

Attached is the presentation for you in case you want to have a look at it or print if off before the session to make notes and for further reference afterwards.


Start Date
Wednesday 26 January 2022
End Date
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Closing Date
Tuesday 25 January 2022
10:00 - 12:30
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