Trusted Assessor Module #4

Southwark Employees Price: £0 Associates Price: £0

Modular

Who is it for?

Southwark staff

What does it cover?

Stage One

Four e-learning modules give you information in relation to identifying a person’s need for equipment and ensuring that equipment and adaptations are appropriate and helpful.

Module One – An introduction to the programme in Southwark

Module Two – Long term health conditions and ageing, their impact on maintaining independence and where community equipment can help.

Module Three – Maximising independence. A more detailed look at equipment and some common adaptations

Module Four – Environmental factors on activities and daily life

On completion of module four there is a short multiple-choice quiz, based on the modules you have just done, prior to attending the workshop. If your score is less than 85% we will contact you to discuss any queries or learning needs you may have. You will have an opportunity to try the quiz again if necessary.

Stage Two

A one-day workshop at the Southwark Independent Living Centre, will be facilitated by an occupational therapist. You will be able to see and try community equipment out and practise assessments and identifying solutions, using a case study approach.

Stage Three

A final e-learning module will help to bring all your learning together and apply it in your work situation

Module Five (after the workshop) – Solutions to supporting independence. Your customer study, including customers’ experiences and outcomes, carers’ needs and signposting

What are the course outcomes?

The programme has been devised to address the knowledge and skills required for assessing what community equipment would be appropriate in line with any job role that has promoting and supporting independence as primary aims.

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the consequences of certain common long-term health conditions on a person’s chosen way of life
  • To raise awareness of the value of the person-centred assessment process for equipment (PASS) and to apply this appropriately
  • To develop an understanding of when community equipment may be an appropriate solution for an individual and when to refer on for further specialist advice
  • To increase knowledge about the features and benefits of a range of community equipment in respect of independence in daily life
  • To understand how community equipment is installed and used in different home situations
  • To raise awareness of where to go to for further information or sources of help.

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