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Working Through Others: Extending and Enhancing your Service City Health

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

There are many challenges to resourcing long-term conversation groups and indeed empowering people with disability to take an active but facilitative role. This course provides an insight into what it is to train and empower people with disability to realise and recognise their own strengths and to build. on their skills and experience to facilitate others. By working with peer facilitators you can extend and enhance your service reaching more people than ever before, and with the value of peer support. Such support offers empathy, practical tips and suggestions on how to· deal with the challenges that people might encompass in their day to day life and to help them to overcome the barriers they might face.
The course also offers you the chance to work with the rearexperts in facilitation, as we will work with people with communication disability within the training. They Will give practical feedback and advice and what you could do moving forward. This course was developed with a foundation of research into aphasia and in running groups with people with communication disability by Connect, the communication disability. It is published within the How to run Peer Led Groups (Connect Press 2009). It has been tried and tested.

Course outcomes

Course outcomes

An increased knowledge of how to identify and build on people's strengths and to equip them to see how they can contribute and work effectively as a peer group facilitator.

Insight into the facilitation skills required to run a successful conversation group.

The chance to learn from trainers with the communication disability, ·aphasia.

Eligibility

Eligibility

English requirements

A good standard of written and spoken English is desirable.

Assessment

Assessment

The course is interactive, with power point introduction, workshop, video workshop and feedback and a practical component with trainers with aphasia.

Delegates will work together with people with communication disability and will be encouraged to seek their direct feedback. Peer feedback is also facilitated.

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

All􀀘n, K. (2001) Communication and consultation - exploring ways to involve people with cfementia in developing services. York: The Policy Press.

Barnett, .E (2000) Involving people with dementia in designing and delivering care: 'I need to be me!' London: Jessica Kingsley.

Moss, B., Parr, S. Byng, S. and Petheram, B. {2004) 'Pick me up and not a down down. Up up.' How are the identities of people with aphasia represented in aphasia, stroke and disability websites? Disability and Society. 19, 7􀀅3-768

How to Develop Peer Led Groups (2009) Connect, the Communication Disability network