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CORONAVIRUS (COVID19) Dear Customers, all face to face training events have been cancelled for a number of weeks. Further cancellations may be necessary. We are continuing to support you in the best way we can. We want to keep you informed so if you are not subscribed to our e-bulletin please email us at workforcedevelopment@socialservicesblaenau-gwent.caerphilly.gov.uk We wish you well.

Supporting People who have Specific Conditions


If you are new to working in care

As part of your role you may be supporting people with a range of conditions. You will be able to get advice from experienced carers, the person themselves and their family on how best to support individuals.
 

Dementia




After watching the video if you have any queries, staff from the Workforce Development Service are on hand to answers your questions.

For further advice and help contact: 
Rhiannon Thorn - thornr@caerphilly.gov.uk
Fay George -        georgf@caerphilly.gov.uk
Kay Davies -        daviekc@caerphilly.gov.uk



Worried about what to say, how to start a conversation with a person who has dementia?  Try the bite sized visual guide to supporting people living with dementia and the “conversation cards” resource will also help.

A Quick Guide to Care & Support of People with Dementia - English
A Quick Guide to Care & Support of People with Dementia - Welsh
Conversion Cards


Supporting people with dementia during COVID-19: experiences and advice from around the world.  Please find below a link to the recorded event.



There are additional dementia learning resoucres created by the consortium of City and Guilds and WJEC which can be accessed at this link

Unit 233 - Contributing to the support of individuals living with dementia adults


 

Learning Disability

The Mencap website has a range of short videos to help you better understand what a learning disability is.

Mencap -  What is a Learning Disability? 
 
Learning Disability Wales have developed easy read guides for people with a learning disability.
Coronavirus: resources for people with a learning disability and their supporters

If you have any queries, staff from the Workforce Development Service are on hand to answers your questions.

For further advice and help contact: 
Rhiannon Thorn - thornr@caerphilly.gov.uk
Fay George -       georgf@caerphilly.gov.uk
Teresa Booth -     bootht@caerphilly.gov.uk
Kay Davies -        daviekc@caerphilly.gov.uk
 
There are additional learning disability resources created by the consortium of City and Guilds and WJEC which can be accessed at this link

Unit 338 - Promoting support for individuals with a learning disability and or autism adults