Adults Workforce Development Team
The Adults Workforce Development Team is a part of Service Development which is located in Commissioning Care Services, part of the Adult and Community Services Directorate. We are located at the Civic Centre, Twickenham. Most of our training events are held in the Borough.
“We aim to provide Learning and Development opportunities for statutory agencies and those in the private and voluntary sectors to enable them to work together to improve the quality and delivery of service to service users, their carers and local communities.”
Training will ensure the specific needs of people with mental health problems, dementia, communication difficulties, sensory loss, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, neurological disabilities and serious illness are addressed within the content of the training and where necessary develop additional specialist courses.
How we work with Private, Voluntary and Independent Social Care Professionals
- We offer courses to carers and staff from the Private, Voluntary and Independent (PVI) sector who work with adults within the Borough to provide social care.
- Most of our courses are free.
- We work in partnership with the PVI sector to deliver inter agency training such as safeguarding adults
- Provide advice and guidance to PVI organisations to assist them to train their staff.
- The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) keeps you up to date about the latest guidance and research in social care. Practical resources can help you to deliver the new vision for adult social care and improve services. You can find all this information on the SCIE website.
- The Department of Health also provides free information and resources for healthcare professionals.
Skills for Care has published Learning through Work, a series of learning modules that develop communication and number skills in the adult social care workplace. They are designed to help supervisors deliver bite-size chunks of learning wherever natural learning opportunities arise as part of day to day care work.
Each booklet is divided into segments that can be read in less than three minutes and also includes learning questions and quizzes to promote discussion. The booklets include reporting, writing skills, bodily functions, physical health, using numbers, number skills and how much, how often.
For more information visit www.skillsforcare.org.uk/publications
Training Prospectus for 2011 - 2012
Contact the Adults Workforce Development Team
For more information please contact the Adults Workforce Development Team
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
44 York Street
Telephone: 020 8891 7649