This is a workshop designed to introduce the fundamentals of inclusion whilst providing a background on what disabilities are and how we can work better to include people with disabilities.
There is a commonly held belief that working in a Person Centred way means that people get everything they want, all of the time. Anyone who is thoughtful about the work knows that this is simply not the case and that good work often involves difficult conversations that support people to be safe and successful.
These conversations are hard to have. They can be upsetting and confronting. Most of us would rather avoid them. But they are the conversations that count and can make a huge difference in your relationship with the person and so courage is required to have the conversation that needs to be had.
If you are someone who would like to improve your skills in this area then this is the one day investment for you!
There's lots of talk about being Person Centred these days it's definitely the in thing or maybe it's individualised or self-directed.
The intention of this one day training event is to offer some guiding principles to help you think and work in ways that have the most potential for positive change for the person, their family and the community.
This course also runs on the 1st July.
Our flagship workshop will get you thinking about the current ways we work to enrich the lives of the people we support and enhancing our own skills and knowledge. Here we will explore our role in connecting people who are marginalised and their community, plus discuss social inclusion from a community development perspective.
Despite all the talk about planning these days there is still a lot of confusion about what it is and how it works.
At its best, Person Centred Planning is a radical intervention designed to shift the axis of power from services to people and their families. It gives a voice to those who traditionally have had no say in the purpose and direction of their lives. At its weakest, it is used by the service system to maintain the status quo while giving the appearance of following the person’s wishes.
In this course, the emphasis will be on how Person Centred Planning supports people to live ‘lives of distinction’ (Beth Mount)