Disability North have announced the following two courses taking place at Disability North during March 2017 covering “Moving & Handling People in the Community and Residential Care” and “Bariatric Moving & Handling”.

Moving & Handling People in the Community and Residential Care

22 March 2017 at Disability North, Cost: £60 (plus VAT)

The amount of care delivered in the community increases daily and Moving & Handling People in the community and residential care can be a complex.

Safe Moving & Handling is an essential part of the provision of care provided by staff working within these sectors. Nowadays, more than ever the demands placed upon managers, supervisors, professionals and care staff are greater in the community, challenging their decision making, assessment and practical skills.

This course seeks to address the theoretical and practical Moving & Handling challenges met by staff on a daily basis, through promotion of independence, positive risk taking, equipment choices and through team handling and single handed Moving & Handling and care.

Bariatric Moving & Handling Training Day

28 March 2017 at Disability North, Cost: £60 (plus VAT)

 The obese population in the UK is growing and this group are considerably over-represented in their use of health and social care services” – Health & Safety Executive.

The challenges and complexities of caring for the obese population are increasing and the risks to staff caring for this group of patients and service users are becoming ever greater.

The course will examine the legislation surrounding manual handling of the bariatric person, the importance of appropriate risk assessment and provide practical help and ideas of how to handle and work with the larger client both in terms of safer principles of handling, effective equipment choice and use and encouragement of independence.

Therefore, this course will offer an extensive range of practical advice using equipment and scenarios and will be extremely helpful to professionals who work within the health and social care environments.

Discounted Rates

The courses are £60 (plus VAT) each to attend however, if you book onto both courses at the same time we offer a discounted rate of £50 (plus VAT) per course.

Booking Your Place

To find out more about the courses and access a booking form please click on the following link: Bariatric Moving & Handling Training Day.