Learning Disability Wales

Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 2

Learning Disability Wales5 February in Cardiff

You can make a real difference to people by giving them information in a form they can understand and relate to.

This course will include a recap on the principles of Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 and then look at how delegates can develop and improve their skills.

 The course will help delegates work with longer and more complex documents.

All delegates will be invited to a follow up session a few weeks after this course.  You will be able to meet up with your fellow learners and the tutor for a trouble shooting, advice and feedback session.

This course is designed for anyone who has attended Making Information Easy to Read and Understand Level 1 or who has experience of writing information in Easy Read.

Click here for more information and to make an online booking.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with Inacia Rodrigues on 02920 681174 or email Inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk

Learning Disability Wales

Annual Conference 2017

Learning Disability WalesLove your Health – Because Everyone’s Health Matters

Wednesday 25 – Thursday 26 October 2017

Newport, South Wales (Accessible venue)

We are delighted to announce that our Annual Conference this year will be focusing on the theme of health and health issues that children, young people and adults who have a learning disability face and will be looking at how we can make things better.

We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama looking at topics such as:

  • Access to health services
  • Lifestyle
  • Mental health
  • Aging and end of life care
  • Dental care
  • Eye care and hearing loss/impairment
  • Well-being

For further information and prices please visit our website and to book your place please complete this booking form.

We also have lots of great sponsorship opportunities available. If you would like any more information about these please call me on 02920 681161.

 We look forward to seeing you there.

Harriett Johnson, Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1161

Reception: 029 2068 1160

Learning Disability Wales

Mental Health Awareness and Support

Learning Disability Wales17 July in Cardiff

What is a mental health issue? Why does it affect so many people and how can we make a difference to sufferers?

 This one day course aims to give a broad understanding of a range of mental health issues, of how to recognise them and most importantly how to respond effectively. It looks at factors that cause poor mental health, how to respond to emergency situations like suicide risk and approaches to promoting good mental health. It will also cover key aspects of relevant legislation including The Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other legislation

Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

 This course is aimed at staff and managers working with people with learning disabilities. However, anyone wanting to know more about mental health can learn from it, apply it to those around them and help improve their own health and well-being.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 02920681174.

 Inacia Rodrigues, Training Administrator, Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174

Reception: 029 2068 1160

My normal working days are Monday – Thursday                   

Learning Disability Wales

Supporting Adults with Down’s Syndrome in Social Care settings

Learning Disability Wales21 September in Cardiff

The techniques you will learn during this workshop will help you and the person you care to engage and communicate together, relieve stress and feel more positive.

This one day workshop will help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability to use touch to help communication, relaxation and the relief of stress and anxiety.

This session will provide tools that carers and parents can use in everyday situations.

Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

Designed for: Anyone in a support or caring role for someone who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 02920681174.

Inacia Rodrigues, Training Administrator, Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174  Reception: 029 2068 1160

My normal working days are Monday – Thursday                    

Learning Disability Wales

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Learning Disability WalesMindfulness is an effective way for you and those you support to deal with the stresses we all face in life.

This course focusses on how we can use Mindfulness within our own lives as well as a way of supporting other people. It also looks into how we cope with stress and how we can use Mindfulness to help reduce the impact it has on our lives and of the people around us.

21 June in Cardiff

 Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

 This course will:

  • provide a basic understanding of Mindfulness
  • provide a basic understanding of how Person Centred Planning can help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups
  • teach participants some Mindfulness techniques that can be practiced at home and in the work place
  • teach participants Person Centred Planning tools that will help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups

For Further details please contact Inacia Rodrigues

Training Administrator, Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174

Reception: 029 2068 1160

My normal working days are Monday – Thursday                  

Learning Disability Wales

Communicating Through Touch

Learning Disability Wales20 September in Swansea

Using different ways to communicate with someone you care for can transform their experience of the world, and your shared experience of the time you spend together.

The techniques you will learn during this workshop will help you and the person you care to engage and communicate together, relieve stress and feel more positive.

 This one day workshop will help those that care for someone with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability to use touch to help communication, relaxation and the relief of stress and anxiety.

This session will provide tools that carers and parents can use in everyday situations.

Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

Designed for: Anyone in a support or caring role for someone who has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a learning disability.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me on 02920681174.

Inacia Rodrigues

Training Administrator, Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174, Reception: 029 2068 1160

My normal working days are Monday – Thursday                   

Learning Disability Wales

An Introduction to Mindfulness

Learning Disability Wales21 June in Cardiff

Mindfulness is an effective way for you and those you support to deal with the stresses we all face in life.

This course focusses on how we can use Mindfulness within our own lives as well as a way of supporting other people. It also looks into how we cope with stress and how we can use Mindfulness to help reduce the impact it has on our lives and of the people around us.

Click here to see more information and to make an online booking.

This course will:

provide a basic understanding of Mindfulness

provide a basic understanding of how Person Centred Planning can help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups

teach participants some Mindfulness techniques that can be practiced at home and in the work place

teach participants Person Centred Planning tools that will help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 02920681174.

Inacia Rodrigues

Training Administrator

Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174

Reception: 029 2068 1160

Learning Disability Wales

Ask Your Question

Learning Disability WalesA Dimensions Cymru and Learning Disability Wales Event
Thursday 27th April 2017
The Memo Arts Centre, Barry, CF62 8NA

 

We would like to invite you to a free event we are holding in partnership with Dimensions at The Memo Arts Centre, Barry on 27thApril.

 

Ask Your Question is an inclusive event aimed at giving people with a learning disability and autism the opportunity to ask a panel of experts questions about issues that matter to them.

 

Ask Your Question is based on the format of BBC Question Time, with specific amendments made to ensure that all audience members feel comfortable in participating. Some of the tools we will be using include graphic facilitators, timekeepers, one page profiles, and audience packs sent out beforehand.

 

Panel members include representatives from local political parties and learning disability organisations.

 

 

Event Details:

Ask your Question

Memo Arts Centre
Gladstone Road
Barry
CF62 8NA
Thursday 27th April 2017
5.30pm – 7:30pm

 

For further information or to book your place please visit our website.

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability and Dementia

Learning Disability WalesOne day course

2 March in Cardiff

Places Available

To book now please click HERE

Course Details:

Title: Learning Disability and Dementia

Date: 2 March in Cardiff

Timings: 9.30 am – 5 pm

 

About the Course:

A one day course for health and social care staff supporting adults with a learning disability where a diagnosis of dementia is being considered.

This one day course will provide staff supporting adults with a learning disability with the skills to understand the importance of recognising possible signs of the onset of dementia and the need to take a differential diagnosis approach – is it, in fact, dementia or what other possible causes of changes in individuals’ functioning and wellbeing need to be considered? You will then learn practical strategies to ensure that individuals are well supported and their changing care needs are addressed.

 

Click here for more information and to make an online booking form

 

Designed for:

This course is designed for health and social care professionals supporting adults with a learning disability in a variety of settings, but especially those working in a supported living environment. In addition, it would be relevant to social workers involved in assessing care needs and others working in a supportive role such as day service staff, support workers and personal assistants etc.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Inacia Rodrigues

Training Administrator

Learning Disability Wales

Direct Tel: 029 2068 1174

Reception: 029 2068 1160