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Advocacy and People with Learning Disabilities

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


This one-day course aims to give participants an increased understanding of advocacy and an awareness and ability to carry out the parts of a job role that involve elements of advocacy.

The course has been designed to look at different forms of advocacy (e.g. self advocacy; citizen advocacy; working with an advocacy partner; collective advocacy; instructed and uninstructed advocacy; the role of the independent mental capacity advocate) and how these may be used to enable people with learning disabilities to have more control over their lives.

Course Content


The course will cover
  • Definitions of advocacy; what it is and is not
  • Styles of advocacy
  • Related skills
  • The Social model of disability
  • Issues and dilemmas

Methods of Delivery


The course is largely based around the roles and experiences of the delegates with trainer facilitation throughout. Trainer presentation and course notes provide the framework for the learning.
  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

  • To understand advocacy and identify its styles
  • To demonstrate related skills which can be applied with customers
  • To understand the underlying principles of advocacy for people with disabilities
  • To consider the challenges inherent in advocacy work and identify strategies for their management

Target Audience

Anyone working in social care with customers living with learning disabilities who wish to understand more about advocacy and how to support the provision of advocacy in their work role.

Training Considerations

The course is largely based around the roles and experiences of the delegates with trainer facilitation throughout. Trainer presentation and course notes provide the framework for the learning.

Certification

Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Related Courses

Customer Involvement & Empowerment
Mental Capacity Act
 
Advocacy and People with Learning Disabilities
Duration: 1 day

Course overview:
This one-day course aims to give participants an increased understanding of advocacy and an awareness and ability to carry out the parts of a job role that involve elements of advocacy.

The course has been designed to look at different forms of advocacy (e.g. self advocacy; citizen advocacy; working with an advocacy partner; collective advocacy; instructed and uninstructed advocacy; the role of the independent mental capacity advocate) and how these may be used to enable people with learning disabilities to have more control over their lives.

Course content:
The course will cover:
· Definitions of advocacy; what it is and is not
· Styles of advocacy
· Related skills
· The Social model of disability
· Issues and dilemmas

Methods of delivery:
The course is largely based around the roles and experiences of the delegates with trainer facilitation throughout. Trainer presentation and course notes provide the framework for the learning.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
· To understand advocacy and identify its styles
· To demonstrate related skills which can be applied with customers
· To understand the underlying principles of advocacy for people with disabilities
· To consider the challenges inherent in advocacy work and identify strategies for their management

TARGET AUDIENCE
Anyone working in social care with customers living with learning disabilities who wish to understand more about advocacy and how to support the provision of advocacy in their work role.

TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS
The course is largely based around the roles and experiences of the delegates with trainer facilitation throughout. Trainer presentation and course notes provide the framework for the learning.

CERTIFICATION
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

RELATED COURSES
Customer Involvement & Empowerment
Mental Capacity Act

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