Specialist deafblind assessor training course
Local authority staff have a responsibility to assess older people who are deafblind as part of the Care Act 2014.
This specialist course is offered in partnership with Hi-VisUK (Hearing Impairment - Visual Impairment Support UK) and gives attendees a Level 3 OCN qualification.
The Care Act 2014 calls for ‘preventative services’ to aid those with age-related deafblindness. This Level 3 OCN qualification meets Care Act requirements as “specialist training to carry out assessment of people who are deafblind” for non-complex cases.
Areas covered include:
- causes, types, prevalence and definition of deafblindness
- understanding of hearing and visual impairment and dual sensory loss
- vulnerability, social isolation and health implications
- preparing and conducting a Care Act compliant assessment
- communication skills, tactics, etiquette, manual methods of assessment and use of communication professionals
- assistive technology, aids, equipment and rehabilitation
- deafblind communicator guiding, one-to-one support, assisting people to make choices.
Attendees will learn how to meet the minimum statutory requirement of the Care Act 2014 for assessing a deafblind person.
- understand the statutory guidance and requirements for assessing deafblind people
- improve their ability to identify and assess older people who are deafblind because of ageing
- know how to review and redesign identification and assessment processes for age-acquired deafblind people
- confidently identify the impact of deafblindness on the individual’s wellbeing and, if assessed, on their carer
- learn local authority market shaping duty, including collaboration, transparency and sharing.
Who should attend?
Local authority social workers and care professionals.
Specialist deafblind assessor course is delivered over two days.
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This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.