Reablement e-learning course
Published: 2013 | Free to use
This e-learning course has not been updated since 2013. It may not reflect current policy but still provides valuable practice guidance.
This 2013 version of this course will not be available after March 2021.
Reablement is about helping people regain the ability to look after themselves following illness or injury. This is an important element in the Government’s prevention agenda, which is aimed at keeping people as independent as possible for as long as possible. Reablement is different to traditional home care, so when staff are delivering the service they need to think and behave differently.
Use this course to find out about reablement, how it differs from home care and intermediate care, and why and how the service should be delivered.
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Module 1: Reablement for managers Open
If you are involved in planning and commissioning services this module will show you how reablement is developing across England and help you consider why it’s important to offer the service. If you manage or implement care services you can explore different models of reablement, reflect on staff training and ways to measure the success of the service.
This module will help you to:
- develop an understanding of reablement as distinct from traditional home care
- be aware of the national picture of reablement development
- understand how the business case for reablement can be established
- understand reablement in the context of the new social care outcomes framework
Module 2: Reablement for care workers Open
If you are new to reablement this module will help you understand what you need to do when delivering reablement as a service. If you are already working in this area, use the module to develop your understanding and skills as you support people.
Understand how reablement differs from traditional home care and intermediate care, and why people value the service. Learn how to carry out a reablement assessment and agree goals and support plans with people. Consider the emotional impact on people using the service. Develop better coping skills for dealing with the emotions that reablement brings out in others and in yourself.
This module will help you to:
- develop a greater understanding of reablement
- understand your role in the reablement process
- learn some motivational techniques
- support people using reablement as they move to a long-term care provider
Who they are suitable for Open
This e-learning course is for all staff working with people receiving care services. One module has been developed specifically for managers with strategic, planning and operational and delivery responsibilities; the other module is for health and social care staff involved in delivering care services. Paid and unpaid carers, people using reablement (and their families) may also find the modules useful.
The content of the resource can be integrated into the higher education social work curriculum, as directed or self-directed study.
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