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