Prevention & Wellbeing
Prevention and Wellbeing form two of the major aspects of the Care Act 2014. The Act emphasises protecting and promoting a person’s independence, however defined by them, ensuring the person is fully involved and harnessing both the person’s inner strengths and the strengths within their family, network and community to meet needs and outcomes. Early intervention and resolution form an important part of this, with an emphasis on creative thinking and solutions and the avoidance of relying on care packages and long term support.
The Wellbeing principle, the core principle of the Care Act, identifies nine core aspects which practitioners must consider in all interventions with a person.
This course will cover what the Care Act Guidance states in respect of both subjects, will unpick the nine aspects of wellbeing, highlight the three components of the Prevention duty, namely prevent, reduce, delay and encourage practitioners to stretch their thinking in coming up with multiple examples of resources/options for each heading.
The course will include a large number of diverse case studies across client groups for practitioners to identify and expand on early intervention suggestions and ideas, and use strengths based questions to support and individual to identify what could assist them.
Co-produced solutions within the local authority will be explored, alongside examples from other local authorities in the country.
The course will cover positive risk taking and the importance of the person being able to achieve the outcomes that matter to them, but with the necessary safeguards in place. In this section, two case studies will be discussed.
The course will end with a section on strategies for practitioners to look after themselves. Exercises to develop/increase emotional intelligence and resilience are included, alongside a toolbox for practitioners to pick and choose what might be supportive to them.
9.30am Introductions and Learning Objectives
9.45am The Wellbeing principle
Small group exercise
10.10am Care Act key principles, including assessment, outcomes and short term goals
The Prevention Duty
Small group exercise
10.30am The Strengths Based Approach and Prevention
Using Strengths Based Questions
Case Study (Managing Nutrition) – small group exercise
11am Coffee Break
11.20am Adopting the Preventative approach in a range of scenarios
Case Study exercises – MH, LD, Sensory, PD
12.10pm Co-production in the local authority and good practice examples in other local authorities
12.45pm Lunch Break
1.30pm Prevention and Positive Risk Taking
1.45pm Case Study 1 – Geraint
2.15pm Case Study 2 – Alun
3pm Tea Break
3.15pm Looking After You
Considering wellbeing – revisited
Emotional Intelligence – increasing awareness and understanding
Strategies for developing resilience
Tools in the Tool Box
4.15pm Programme Review, Questions, Evaluation Forms
4.30pm Course Finish