Learning Disability Wales

Effective Communication with People with a Learning Disability

20 June in Cardiff

Our Effective Communication course aims to help those that work with people with a learning disability play a role in helping those they support live their life to the full and be included.

We will be working with delegates on the concepts and techniques which underpin and make possible effective communication with people with a learning disability.

Delegates will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, and learn about a range of communication concepts and techniques that can be used to facilitate effective communication with people with a learning disability.

For more information and to book your place, please click on the link below.

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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me on 029 2068 1174.

Inacia Rodrigues

Training  & Events Coordinator

Learning Disability Wales

Depression, anxiety and people with a learning disability

22 May in Swansea

This training looks at how to support someone with a learning disability to understand these conditions. We will take a detailed look at these common mental health issues and most importantly, the best ways to treat them and stay well.

Course includes:

  • What is depression and anxiety?
  • How does it affect the mind and body?
  • How can depression and anxiety affect someone with a learning disability?
  • How do we recognise depression and anxiety in others
  • How to help someone with a learning disability understand depression and anxiety
  • Ways of treating depression and anxiety and how to stay well.

This course is for anyone wanting a better understanding of depression and anxiety and is particularly relevant to people supporting someone with a learning disability.

For more information or to book your place, please click on the link below.

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If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email Inacia Rodrigues or phone 02920 681174.

Email: inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk

Book a place here

Introduction to Supporting People to Get Online

Learning Disability Wales

Learning Disability Wales20th February in Cardiff

A free  session appropriate for staff and volunteers who would like to develop a better understanding of supporting people to get online. 

During the session learners will gain a better understanding of the importance of digital inclusion. The course will also cover online safety tips when supporting people online. A portion of the session will cover appropriate behaviour when volunteering or supporting people to get online.

All participants must have some competency in IT skills.

Training is on 20 February in Cardiff. Please click on the link below to book your place or you can email inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk 

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If you have a number of people who all want the same training you could save money and time by arranging in-house training from Learning Disability Wales.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email me or phone 02920 681174.

 

Welsh Youth Parliament – apply now

Learning Disability Wales is looking for young disabled people to join the new Welsh Youth Parliament

Applications are now open for young disabled people interested in being a Welsh Youth Parliament Member and representing the views of other young disabled people.

Wales will be launching the first youth parliament in January 2019 and Learning Disability Wales is one of the partner organisations supporting young disabled people to have a voice.

We have now opened applications for young disabled people to join the youth parliament through Learning Disability Wales. For more information and how to apply please visit our Welsh Youth Parliament page.

About the Welsh Youth Parliament

  • 60 young people will make up the Welsh Youth Parliament.
  • 40 young people will be elected from constituency areas.
  • 20 young people will be elected through partner organisations.
  • They will be the Youth Parliament Member for 2 years from January 2019 to December 2021.
  • Young people must be aged 11 to 17.
  • Young people must live in Wales or be educated in Wales.
  • Learning Disability Wales will be electing 2 young people to represent young disabled people.

Getting involved through Learning Disability Wales

 Who we are looking for?

  • Someone between the ages of 11 and 17 (No older than 17 on November 25th 2018).
  • A young disabled person.
  • Someone who can listen to others.
  • Someone who is good at communicating (using their own way of communication).
  • Someone who will ask for support if needed.
  • Someone with good people skills.
  • Someone who can be reliable with the correct support.

We are not looking for someone who is perfect already. There may be things that you are not sure about or would need training in. Please do not let this put you off applying.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on November 1st 2018.
For more information and how to apply click here

All our futures – Doing different things for a better future

Learning Disability Wales Annual Conference

Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 November 2018
Newport, South Wales (Accessible venue)

“All our futures” will focus on issues from childhood, through adulthood and into older age reflecting relevant key laws and policies in Wales: Improving Lives Programme, Well-being of Future Generations Act, Social Services and Well-being Act and Prosperity for All.

We will have a lively mix of interactive and informative workshops, speakers and drama including:

  • Huw Iranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care
  • Sally Holland, Children’s Commisioner for Wales
  • Community solutions
  • Using technology
  • Improving lives programme
  • Hijinx Theatre
  • Employment

For further information, prices and booking visit our website

We still have some great sponsorship opportunities and exhibiting opportunities available. If you would like any more information about these please call me on 02920 681161.

Learning Disability Wales

An Introduction to Mindfulness and how it can be used with Person Centred Planning

Learning Disability Wales12 September in Cardiff

Mindfulness is an effective way for you and those you support to deal with the stresses we all face in life. Learning Disability Wales is holding a one day training session in Cardiff on 12 September.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get an understanding on Mindfulness and how Person Centred Planning can help when introducing Mindfulness techniques to individuals and groups.

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

You can also book your place by clicking on the link below.

If you have a number of people who all want the same training you could save money and time by arranging in-house training from Learning Disability Wales.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Inacia Rodrigues on 02920681174. Email:inacia.rodrigues@ldw.org.uk

Reception: 02920 681160

https://www.ldw.org.uk

Training with Learning Disability Wales

Effective Communication with People with a Learning Disability

This course aims to help those that work with people with a learning disability play a role in helping those they support live their life to the full and be included.

Delegates will have the opportunity to develop their communication skills, and learn about a range of communication concepts and techniques that can be used to facilitate effective communication with people with a learning disability.

12 April in Cardiff

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

This course is ideal for people working in a range of settings including personal assistants, support workers and learning disability service providers. Parents and carers will also benefit from attending.

Learning Disabiility Wales

Learning Disability WalesAre you passionate about creating a Wales that values and includes people with a learning disability?

 

 

 

Learning Disability Wales are seeking to appoint a dynamic, highly skilled and experienced Chief Executive Officer.

You will have the vision to lead and represent the organisation, create sustainable funding streams and maintain and develop relationships with partners and stakeholders.

For further information and an application details https://www.ldw.org.uk/information/news/2018/01/ceo.aspx

We hope you are interested in joining our small, strong and mutually supportive staff team who are committed to making a difference.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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