Space Available on September Courses from the Joint training Team/Social Care& Health Training

The Joint Training Team have sent through details of spaces on their September courses. Contact details and application form at the bottom of the page.

  • 12th Sept 2013 Professional Boundaries  – 09:30 – 1:00
  • 12-13th Sept 2013 Counselling Skills for the Caring Professions 2 day course 09:30 – 4:30  both days
  • 16th Sept 2013 Bereavement – 09:30 – 4:00
  • 18-19 Sept 2013 Attachment Theory and Concepts 2 day course 09:30 – 4:30  both days
  • 19 Sept 2013 Dysphagia Awareness: 9.30am – 1:00
  • 19 Sept 2013 Personality Disorder 1:30 – 4:30
  • 25 Sept 2013 Domestic Abuse Awareness – 09:30 – 4:30
  • 26 Sept 2013 Asperger’s Syndrome Awareness 09:30 – 4:00
  • 10-11 Oct 2013 Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 2 day course

Professional Boundaries  in Social Care & Health Settings

Aims: To develop an understanding of what professional boundaries are and how to put them into practice when supporting service users and patients.

Objectives: To enable you to:-

  • Define what professional boundaries are
  • Explain why it is important to have professional boundaries
  • Identify related policy and guidance
  • Analyse current practice and consider ways of developing and improving your performance

Facilitator: Karen Littleford, Shropshire Partners in Care

Target: Workers in Health, Housing and Care Settings with direct contact with Service Users/Patients

Cost band:  A. £20            B. (Shrop) £25       B. (T&W) £30   C. £60


Professional Boundaries
Date Time Location
12 Sep 2013 09:30-13:00 Shrewsbury – Training & Dev Centre


Counselling Skills for the Caring Professions

Aims to:  To examine and practise the skills needed to use counselling as an addition to an established caring profession


  • To examine the three stage model of counselling
  • To practise counselling skills needed at each stage
  • To consider own self-awareness, assumptions and prejudices
  • To recognise the importance of support and supervision

Facilitator: Sheila Cowie, Counselling and Training Services

Target:  Care co-ordinators, registered workers and workers in the independent, voluntary or housing sectors who work therapeutically with service users

Cost band:  A. £80            B. (Shrop) £90       B. (T&W) £110   C. £200


Counselling Skills for the Caring Professions (2 days)
Date Time Location
12 & 13 Sep 2013 09:30-16:30 both days Shrewsbury – Barnabas Centre


Bereavement Workshop

Aims to: Provide a basic theoretical framework to the grief process and consider key factors in supporting the bereaved person and the needs of the family carer

Objectives: By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Explain the implications of grief and loss and recognise the attachment issues connected with loss
  • Recognise your own responses to death and bereavement
  • Describe the process of mourning and the different responses to grief
  • Demonstrate listening and helping skills and have an understanding of the factors which can complicate the grieving process
  • Recognise and acknowledge the need for your own supervision and support

Facilitator: Sheila Cowie, Counselling and Training Services Target:  All frontline workers in Health, Housing and Social Care settings

♦ N.B. You are advised not to attend if you have experienced a personal bereavement in the last 12 months

Cost band:  A. £40            B. (Shrop) £45       B. (T&W) £55   C. £100

Bereavement Workshop
Date Time Location
16 Sep 2013 09:30-16:00 Shrewsbury – Wildlife Trust

Attachment (2 days)

Aims to:

  • Introduce the basic concepts of attachment theory and gain understanding of secure & insecure attachment patterns
  • Examine the ways in which early attachments can be the principal indicators of the subsequent relationships we make throughout life both at work and in our personal lives
  • Understand how adult relationships are formed and maintained and explore the ways in which early experience might sabotage those relationships 

By the end of the course learners will have:-

  1. Been introduced to Bowlby’s Attachment Theory and attachment behaviour
  2. Examined Erikson’s 8 stages of Psychosocial Development and life stages.
  3. Understood the concept of the Secure Base and the systems around it
  4. Learned and practised skills which they can then use in their place of work 

Facilitator: Shiela Cowie, Counselling and Training Services 

Target: Healthcare Professionals, Social Workers, Social Care Professionals, Counsellors and Youth Workers from Statutory, Independent and Voluntary Sector Health & Social Care 

Cost band:  A. £80            B. (Shrop) £90       B. (T&W) £110   C. £200

Attachment (2 days)
Date Time Location
18 & 19 Sept 13 09:30-16:30 Shrewsbury – Wildlife Trust


Dysphagia Awareness

Aims: To improve responses to the needs of individuals with swallowing difficulties


  • To recognise the signs of Dysphagia and understand the factors that may affect eating, drinking, swallowing and posture
  • To provide an understanding of respiration, aspiration, reflux, choking, texture modification and high risk foods
  • To know the role of carers supporting people with Dysphagia in relation to care plans
  • To know how to make a referral to Speech and Language Therapy

Facilitator: Katie May, Speech and Language Therapy, SSSFT

Target: Direct care staff and managers working with adults with learning disabilities, and older people.

Cost band:          A. £20    B. £25    C. £60


Dysphagia Awareness
Date Time Location
19 Sep 2013 09:30–13:00 Shrewsbury – Wildlife Trust

Personality Disorder

Aims to:

Enable you to understand what is meant by the term ‘Personality Disorder’ and to identify ways in which you can work with those who are diagnosed with Personality Disorder

Objectives: By the end of the session you will be able to:-

  • Describe the definitions and clusters used in the                    diagnosis of Personality Disorder
  • Understand the service users’ perspective
  • Use approaches and models that can be of help

Facilitator: Josie Brett-Summors or Pauline Curran, Staff Development Officers MH, Joint Training

Target: Mental Health Services staff, Voluntary & Independent Sectors who provide services to Mental Health Service Users, Mental Health Service Users and Family Carers

Cost band:  A. £20            B. (Shrop) £25       B. (T&W) £30   C. £60

Personality Disorder
Date Time Location
19 Sep 2013 13:30-16:30 Shrewsbury – Barnabas Centre


Domestic Abuse Awareness


Aims to: Raise awareness of the issues involved in respect of domestic abuse and appropriate responses.

Objectives: To provide you with:-

  • A definition as to what “Domestic Abuse” is
  • Statistics
  • An understanding of attitudes towards Domestic Abuse
  • Ways of identifying abuse indicators
  • An understanding of why women don’t leave
  • An awareness of support agencies, their roles and how to access them

Facilitators: Jo Berry – Community Safety, Pauline Curran, Josie Brett-Summors, Elizabeth Evans – Joint Training

Target: Workers within Shropshire in Health, Police, Housing, Independent, Voluntary and Social Care Settings particularly those in joint teams or regularly working with other agencies

Cost band:  A. £0*            B. (Shrop) £0*       B. (T&W) £55   C. £100

*This training is funded by Safer Shropshire Partnership for Shropshire based establishments

Domestic Abuse Awareness
Date Time Location
25 Sep 2013 09:30-16:30 Shrewsbury – Barnabas Centre


Asperger’s Syndrome

Aims to: Explore some of the main conditions of Asperger’s syndrome (and high functioning autism) and their effects


  • To give insight into life with Asperger’s syndrome or high functioning autism
  • To offer simple, practical strategies to use when communicating or working with people with these conditions

Facilitators: Sara Heath ACE, Cert Ed, MEd. Lead Trainer in Asperger’s Awareness, Eric Heath, Lived Experience Trainer, Autonomy Support Group, Darren Forster, Lived Experience Trainer, Autonomy Support Group

Target: Mental Health staff and agencies (including housing) who work with people with Asperger’s syndrome or high functioning autism

Cost band:  A. £40            B. (Shrop) £45       B. (T&W) £55   C. £100

Asperger’s Syndrome
Date Time Location
26 Sep 2013 09:30-16:00 Shrewsbury – Wildlife Trust


Mental Health – Suicide Intervention

2 days

Aims:  ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. This course offers in depth practical training to front line workers, community volunteers and family carers to enable them to recognise someone who is suicidal and give them the skills and confidence to intervene.

This course may not be suitable for someone who has been recently bereaved by suicide or who is currently feeling suicidal.


  • Recognise calls for help
  • Reach out and offer support
  • Assess the risk of suicide
  • Apply a suicide intervention model
  • Link people with community resources

Facilitators: Experienced ASIST trainer from Positive Choices MIND Cymru.

Target: ASIST is suitable for anyone whether they work in specialist services, in frontline services or are concerned community members

Cost band:  A. £80            B. (Shrop) £90       B. (T&W) £110   C. £200

Free of charge to (Shropshire only, sorry not T&W)) unpaid volunteers, service users and family carers & Shropshire Council Assessment and Eligibility workers

Suicide Intervention 2 days
Date Time Location
10&11 Oct 2013 09:00-16:30 Day 109:30-16:30 Day 2 Shrewsbury – Barnabas Centre


Joint Training Team/Social Care & Health Training

Learning, Employment and Training Service

Shropshire Council

Bourne House, Radbrook, Shrewsbury, SY3 9BL

01743 254731

For more information please see link below to the Joint Training webpage:

Download Application Form Here: application-form-joint-training

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