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Code: ASC/19/767 Moving and Handling of People for Care Support Workers/PAs - Foundation Refresher Course

The course is ½ day covering low to medium mobility issues and use of equipment for service users.

This course has a large practical element.

The course covers:

  •  Reiteration of legislation
  •  Dynamic risk assessment
  •  Well-being of both carer and service users
  •  Assisting to stand
  •  Support when walking
  •  The use of a handling belt
  •  Using a transfer board
  •  Saturn turner
  •  Molift riser
  •  Dressing aids
  •  Pushing a wheelchair.

This course has a large practical element and all participants are expected to practice all manoeuvres and use all equipment.

There will be no use of hoists or standaids or any bed work during this course. For these elements please book the half day ‘restricted
mobility course’.


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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 09:30 - 12:30 Firwood House FIRS Map

Code: ASC/19/768 Moving and Handling of People with Restricted Mobility for Care Support Workers/PAs

NOTE: This half day course, together with the one day foundation level course, replaces the previous 1 Day Moving and Handling of People (Residential & Domiciliary) and refresher training due to additional equipment available for high level needs.

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.

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 November 2019 13:30 - 16:30 Firwood House FIRS Map

Code: ASC/19/368 Positive Behaviour Support (EVENT FULL)

The PBS modular training is open to professionals, families and carers who support adults with learning disabilities who also have challenging needs.

PBS Sussex is a training model designed to equip direct carers with the knowledge and skills to provide a comprehensive response to challenging behaviour presented by people with intellectual disabilities. The model taught is Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).

Essentially, PBS is the application of behavioural analysis, guided by the values and principles of inclusion, within the context of Person Centred Planning. In keeping with the PBS model, the training is presented in modules with an emphasis on understanding the behaviour in useful ways, creating supportive environments and teaching new skills, a strong emphasis on intervening early in a crisis situation in order to diffuse and only using physical intervention as a last resort.


· Is values led

· Is based on an understanding of why, when and how behaviours happen

· Focuses on altering triggers for behaviour

· Uses skill teaching as a central intervention

· Uses changes in quality of life as both an intervention and outcome measure

· Has a long term focus

· Has a multi-component focus

· Reduces or eliminates the use of punishment approaches

· Includes both proactive strategies for changing behaviour and reactive strategies for managing behaviour when it occurs.



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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 25 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The Pelham, Bexhill; Map
2 15 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The Pelham, Bexhill; Map
3 29 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 The Pelham, Bexhill; Map