the following expert training is available:
Community Handling Certificate (2 days).
Community Handling Plus (3days)
Basic moving and handling.
Topics covered in the Community Handling certificate will include:
• What is Single Handed Care?
• Why Single Handed Care is so important to social care?
• Risk assessing Double handed vs Single handed care?
• Barriers to Single Handed Care.
The practical elements will include both Double and single handed techniques:
• Transfer equipment.
• Mechanised stand aids.
• Bed management systems.
• For repositioning and personal care and sling fitting.
• Ceiling track and gantry hoists.
Here is what a few of our customers have said
I learned a lot, and found the workshop useful and applicable to practice. I felt engaged throughout both days, which is rare!
John has excellent knowledge and incorporates his experience into the sessions. Very interactive course.
Good rapport with our group. Made the space feel safe- and didn't ever feel like I was asking silly questions.
The Community Handling Certificate
What is The Community Handling Certificate (2 day with workbook).
It is a 2 day training course designed to provide Community Care providers such as care agencies, care homes and community Social care and NHS professionals with the training to provide both double and single handed care. The course provides 18.5 hours of certified CPD.
What is the community handling Certificate Plus (3 day with workbook).
It is a 3 day course which challenges learners to apply the skills learned on the 2 day Community Handling Certificate, to real world community moving and handling issues, faced by care providers and statutory services such as Occupational Therapy teams. The course provides 25 hours of certified CPD.
Why do we need it?
We are all aware that Health and Social Care provision is now stretched to breaking point, with a lack of funding, lack of care and support workers – particularly in the community. With the number of people likely to need social care set to increase significantly in the years to come, local authorities are experiencing more budget and staff cuts and difficult decisions are being made on the viability of established methods of delivering care.
As part of an effort to improve efficiencies, several authorities are adopting the Single-Handed Care model, in which clients can receive the same or improved standards of care – including moving, handling and bathing – from just one person, without sacrificing safety for either party.
Families and clients can build trust with one person, bonding improves, everyone more relaxed, and client feels less invaded. All leads to fewer complaints.
Less people in the client’s home is one of the best options, more privacy, more dignity, more control over their life and trained employees lead to better preventative measures of safety and reassurance.
What we do.
To ensure safety both the service user and care worker, specific and comprehensive training must be provided in the use of equipment and handling methods which will support a single-handed package. Our courses at Athena Handling are designed to develop the knowledge, skills and practical experience of care providers , and statutory services, to enable them to train care and support workers and health professionals who will be working single and double handedly.
If you work in a health and social care setting, then it’s likely that you spend a significant amount of your time moving and handling residents and patients. Whether you’re using specialist equipment, such as hoists and EPBs, or simply assisting a person to move into and out of a wheelchair, it’s essential that you understand how to carry out the task safely and correctly.
Our "Community Handling Certificate" is also suitable for anyone who works in a health and social care setting, such as a residential home, nursing home, hospice, day centre, primary care centre, community hospital or disability service. The training is appropriate for workers of all levels, including managers, supervisors, full-time and part-time staff and volunteers.
TRAINING AND COURSES
ABOUT THE COURSE
The Community Handling Certificate will provide you and your team with an introduction to safe manual handling practices in both double and single handed care.
A variety of teaching methods will be used, workbook, including group work, discussion, demonstration and practical application of handling activities associated with this activity to enable participants to promote and utilise equipment and approaches to single – handed and double handed care in Health and Social care settings and to ensure the single- handed care philosophy is clearly understood by all participants.
Learners will be able to understand and demonstrate:
Athena Handling believes that training should empower your workforce, not just fulfil a statutory obligation
- John Callas , Managing Director, Athena Handling Ltd
At Athena Handling Ltd we are:
We will provide you with the training and advice you need. We will NEVER over sell our products or provide you with products we do not think you need.
We are passionate about providing quality moving and handling training & advice