Social Care Workforce Development: Information for Social Care Providers

The Social Care Workforce Development Programme provides a comprehensive training and development programme for social care providers. The programme aims to provide a significant supplement to what employers provide in terms of effective training, development and qualification provision for the social care workforce. 

The training is designed around the learning needs of the social care workforce, commissioned services and independent/voluntary sector groups within Denbighshire. Unpaid carers are also eligible for our training.

Courses cover a wide range of subjects so please read the flyers thoroughly to ensure the training provided is appropriate to your role. Staff are expected to attend for the duration of the training in order to be issued with a certificate which can be used as evidence of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for registration purposes.

There is no charge to attend our courses, however a cancellation charge may apply to non-attendance if sufficient notice is not given.

Dates of our training course will be communicated via email. For further information, or to be added to our e-mail distribution list please contact us:

Contact the Workforce Development Team

Health and Wellbeing

Below is a list of organisations and sources of information to support employee or citizen health and wellbeing:

Canopi

Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious and feeling like you just can't go on? Perhaps you are feeling out of control and fearful - you are not alone. The World Health Organisation has described the coronavirus outbreak as a "unique and unprecedented scenario" for many frontline workers.

Get help now – please do not delay seeking support from the services listed.

Canopi is a free, confidential service providing access to mental health and wellbeing support for social care and NHS staff in Wales. Canopi is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, call 0800 058 2738 or email canopi@cardiff.ac.uk. For more information visit canopi.nhs.wales (external website).

Social Care Wales Wellbeing Resources

You can find a wide range of resources and links to support your health and wellbeing via the Social Care Wales Resource Hub (external website).

Reading Well

Reading Well (external website) supports you to understand and manage your health and wellbeing using helpful reading. Health experts, as well as people with lived experience of the conditions and topics covered and their relatives and carers recommend all the books. A health professional can recommend you a title, or you can visit your local library and take a book out yourself.

Find out more on the Reading Well website.

Wellbeing

You can find a wide range of information regarding wellbeing on our website.

General online information and resources

Infection Prevention and Control

Good evidence informed infection prevention and control (IP&C) practice is essential for maintaining a safe environment for everyone and reducing the risk of the spread of infection and infectious diseases.

In partnership with Health Education Improvement Wales and Welsh Government, Social care Wales have developed an All Wales Infection Prevention and Control Training, Learning and Development Framework for health, social care, early years and childcare (external website).

Infection prevention and control (external website)

Pressure area care

Oral care

Foot care

Nutrition and hydration

Falls

Slips and trips in health and social care (external website) - Health and Safety Executive

End of life and palliative care

Assistive technology

Sensory loss

Dementia

Mental health

Substance misuse