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FREE 'Supportive Communities' Training

Thu 9 Jul 2020

Do you support older people in your community?

  • If someone needed information and advice on staying healthy and independent, could you point them in the right direction?
  • What if someone wanted to learn how to video call their friends or family, could you help them?
  • If you were concerned about someone’s safety and wellbeing, would you know what to do?

Not sure?  Then the ‘Supportive Communities Training’ is for you!

‘Supportive Communities’ is a programme of work that supports older people to stay healthy and independent for longer.  It’s about:

  • Supporting people to stay connected with their local community.  
  • Helping people to find different solutions, so they can stay in their own homes for longer.  This could be a new piece of daily living equipment or technology that supports independence.
  • Encouraging people to look after their own health and wellbeing, so they can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

There are three FREE virtual bite-sized training sessions that can help you to gain new knowledge and skills in supporting older people.  


Session 1: Signposting and Resources covers:

  • Information, advice and guidance for older people on Staffordshire County Council’s website 
  • Using ‘Staffordshire Connects’ effectively 
  • Signposting to further support

Dates available:

Tuesday 11 August 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 9 September 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Thursday 10 September 2020 | 13:30 - 14:30


Session 2: Communication & Safeguarding covers:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Dealing with a safeguarding concern

Dates available:

Tuesday 18 August 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 16 September 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Thursday 17 September 2020 | 13:30 - 14:30


Session 3: Assistive Technology & Digital Skills​ covers:

  • Daily living equipment and technology
  • Digital skills

Dates available:

Tuesday 1 September 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Wednesday 23 September 2020 | 11:00 - 12:00

Thursday 24 September 2020 | 13:30 - 14:30


For more information on these FREE and informative sessions visit: https://www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/events/upcoming-training

Training certificates will be provided.