Care Act Refresher Training

Course Overview

This Care Act Refresher training focuses on the key principles, Assessment, Eligibility and Support Planning. On the 1 day refresher course, all key topics will be covered,  but only briefly – and while there will be a number of exercises, there will be insufficient time on a 1-day refresher course for a case study to run throughout the training with four separate exercises which allows for the learning to be embedded. On the 2-day course, all key topics will be covered in detail using case studies.

Who is the Course aimed at?

Adult Social Care workers

How long is the Course?

1 or 2 day

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this one/two day programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Recall the key principles of the Care Act and the duties and powers relating to assessment
  • Identify the nine aspects of wellbeing
  • Highlight the key aspects arising from the Prevention, Information and Advice and Advocacy duties
  • Define a strengths based approach
  • Distinguish between personal and eligibility outcomes
  • Demonstrate that all aspects related to involving the person as fully as possible have been explored
  • Understand and adopt the minimum eligibility threshold for customers
  • Strengthen understanding of the term significant impact
  • Ensure that clear evidence to substantiate the eligibility decision is included in all assessments
  • Identify the essential components of a Care and Support Plan
  • Refine the personal outcomes identified during the assessment at the care and support planning stage
  • Understand support options, explore the range of ways needs can be met and the different ways a Personal Budget can be taken
  • Ensure the three key principles of the Personal Budget are adhered to
  • Explore the potential benefits of managing risk positively
  • Adopt creative solutions in support planning

Additional Learning Outcomes for the 2 day course

By the end of this two day programme, delegates will be able to:

  • Feel confident in using a strengths based approach, focusing on the person’s skills and strengths, prior to considering their needs and know how to use this approach throughout the customer journey
  • Support an individual to define their own outcomes, preferably at the start of an assessment
  • Understand the importance of professional opinion in the eligibility decision
  • Confidently complete assessment and care and support plans

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