Active Support Workshop (2-Day) (Team Leaders, Middle & Senior Managers)

Event on: 2017-November 23rd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


This two-day workshop is aimed at managers with teams of support workers, to understand and embed Active Support within their services/organisation.  Active Support is a model that challenges staff to enhance their skills to empower people with support needs to take the lead in functional and meaningful activities.

What is Active Support?

Active Support is a person-centred approach, that grows the skills of people supported by promoting inclusion; independence and choice in everyday activities; improving staff team confidence and morale; turning person-centred support into person-centred action and supports services to show quality of life outcomes. Active Support fits with Positive Behaviour Support as it forms a major part in primary prevention.

Day 1 – 23 November: Introduction to Active Support

By the end of day 1, participants will:

  • understand the history of Active Support
  • learn how to provide support that promotes participation and engagement
  • explore the opportunities to engage people in meaningful activities at home and in their community
  • learn simple ways of monitoring staff support
  • understand how to embed active support within your team.

Day 2 – 24 November: Interactive Training Coaching and Practice Leadership (Theory) –  Embedding Active Support in the Service)

By the end of the day 2, participants will:

  • explore current practice what needs to change
  • have identified both formal and informal skills to assist supervision – through practical observation of role play
  • identify achievable goals and set monitoring outcomes – review of simple paperwork
  • gain the skills to motivate staff teams and promote progression
  • understand how to work beyond the paperwork.

cost ARC Members £165.00 | Non-Members £235.00

Location ARC NI Offices

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