Spring News

We have some interesting dates coming up we wanted to share with you. A Music in Care seminar at the Dementia Centre and some Safeguarding training dates in Nottingham for more details, see below.

We also wanted to congratulate our very own Farai Pfende who recently celebrated being a National Finalist at the Great British Care Awards. Well done Farai!

Dementia Centre Seminar

Date: Thursday, 11 May, 2017 – 11.30am to 12.30pm

Title:  Music in Care Speakers: Farai Pfende and John Osborne, JoCo Learning & Development

Abstract:  An introduction to the UK based “Music in Care” programme, which promotes the use of personalised music in therapeutic ways, in a range of care settings.

Who it is for: All care settings, people with dementia and their carers, musicians and academics interested in improving quality of life through music, but all welcome.

This seminar will focus specifically on the “Soundtrack to My Life” the first program that was developed, which explains the value of personalised music in dementia care highlighting important research evidence.  Farai and John will discuss the outcomes the “Soundtrack to My Life” book enables people living with dementia to achieve. They will also talk about the accompanying training, designed to develop knowledge, competence and confidence of frontline staff and family carers in musical practice. Using a Care Home case study, they will share the positive outcomes the training program is having on meeting the challenges of living with dementia using this person centred approach to music.

Copies of the book “Soundtrack to My Life” by John Osborne, will be available to view or purchase on the day. 

This seminar starts at 11.30am – 12.30pm in Room A08 at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU.
To book please email Jill.Charlton@nottingham.ac.uk

Safeguarding Adults Training

Date: Mon 26 June 2017 – 9:30am to 13:30pm
Venue: Loxley House, Nottingham, NG2 3NG

Adult Safeguarding is about protecting an adults right to live in safety and free from abuse and neglect. Healthcare and social care workers need to know what to do if they are concerned about the wellbeing and safety of an individual. This is not just about doing the right thing its a legal responsibility.

Through this training we believe that learners will have a clear understanding of their duty in the safeguarding of adults at risk.

The course will explore and discuss:

  • The principles of safeguarding adults
  • Types of abuse
  • Restrictive practice
  • How to reduce the likelihood of abuse and protect people
  • Safeguarding legislation and procedures
  • Dealing with suspected or reported abuse
  • Factors that have featured in adult abuse and neglect
  • Promoting dignity and rights

This course is mapped to the following Care Certificate Standards;

Standard 10 – Safeguarding Adults

Standard 1 – Understand your role (1.2)

To book please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safeguarding-adults-tickets-33395113684?aff=es2

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