Understanding Social Care Law around Homelessness: Training
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About the Event
Understanding Social Care Law is essential if you want to make sure homeless people are adequately supported. People who are currently homeless often have care and support needs which entitle them to various levels of assistance from their Local Authority, and this assistance can easily make the difference for them to be able to rebuild their lives. This one-day course has been specifically designed to support and inform all front line and key professionals who work directly with people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The course will provide a starting point for professionals to understand and apply the relevant law and policies to practice which will enable them to work lawfully and cooperatively together.
Costs, date and venue Costing £65 per person, it will be on Wed, 8th Jan 2020 at C2C Social Action, 1st floor, 9 Overstone Rd, Northampton, NN1 3JL (same entrance as Coopers’ Snooker Club) from 9.15am - 4pm. **10% Early bird discounts available for bookings made before the 13th December 2019 (£58.50)** Group booking discounts available – contact us for more details. Refreshments will be provided, but lunch will not be. Cancellations after 1st January will not be refundable. Email email@example.com to book your place.
On completion of this course you will be able to: 1) List and understand the key and relevant Sections of the Care Act 2014. 2) Consider how hidden impairments and vulnerabilities may affect decision making by professionals and people who are homeless. 3) Recognise the impact of discriminatory attitudes and assumptions towards individual clients where it has been recorded they are ‘non-engaging’, ’uncooperative’ and/or ‘difficult’. 4) Apply the criteria of Section 42 (Care Act 2014) to Safeguard Adults who may be at risk of abuse/neglect. 5) Recognise when and to whom the Equality Act 2010 applies. 6) Discuss and apply the key principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Facilitator This course is facilitated by Linda Sands who is a National Safeguarding Subject Expert, Independent Consultant, Trainer & Coach. Linda has more than 35 years of collective experience working with people without a home; she is a retired Police Detective, has an MA in Disability Studies and has worked with adults who have learning disabilities and Autism, in the field of Social Care. She provides legal and Safeguarding training to all statutory agencies as well as providing evidence as an expert witness, to the Court of Protection, Mental Health Tribunals, Family Courts and Court of Protection. Linda acts as an independent Safeguarding advisor to a number of charities and law companies within the U.K. Linda has and is currently working directly with people who have no home. She will bring a number of real-life case studies to the course as well as providing a clear and practical application of the Care Act and other relevant legislation.
Feedback from Previous Courses ‘If I’d known this before I would not have battles so much getting the right support from my clients.’ ‘It was challenging and informative, and has greatly improved my knowledge of social care law.’ ‘The training has given me more confidence to challenge council decisions and consider our own practice.’ ‘Informative, empowering and equipping.’ ‘It was so encouraging to hear that the law can make such a big difference to my clients.’ ‘I came away very impressed by the whole course - normally by the end of the day, you start to get tired but I was still taking it all in.’