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Training Diary 2017 High quality training supporting professional development

Comprehensive course information available on our website

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Diary At a Glance Who We Are Welcome to Disabled Living Help Lines Bladder and Bowel UK and Equipz Training on Demand Moving and Handling People, Risk Assessment (3 day) Moving and Handling People, Competencies at your venue. Moving and Handling People, General Update Moving and Handling : Trainers and Assessors (5 Day) Moving and Handling Update for Advisors Moving and Handling Children Trusted Assessor Training Trusted Assessor Module 1 Trusted Assessor Module 2 Trusted Assessor Module 3 Trusted Assessor Module 4 Trusted Assessor Children and Young People Assistive Technology Practitioner Bladder and Bowel UK Symposium 2017 Bladder and Bowel UK Annual Adult Bowel Educational day 2017 Bladder and Bowel UK Paediatric Special Interest Day Catheterisation 1/2 Day Digital Rectal Examination 1/2 Day Bespoke Paediatric Continence Training Disability Awareness Training Access Audits Moving and Handling: Advanced Techniques for Therapist Single Handed Care : Giving you a Hand Supporting Children with Challenging Behaviour Dementia: It’s not all about forgetting something Lunch and Learn sessions + Product demonstrations Kidz to Adultz Redbank House Free for Family And Friends Course Booking Information Celebrating 120 Years Directions and Maps



Moving & Handling Update Moving & Moving & Moving People 5 Day Trainers and Handling for Handling Update Moving & M&H 3 Day Risk Safely for Family Assessors Advisors (General) Handling Children Assessment & Friends



Weds 11th Tues 17th - Day 1 Tues 24th - Day 2 Wed 1st - Day 3 Wed 8th - Day 4 Wed 15th - Day 5

Mon 27th Tues 28th - Day 1 Tues 7th - Day 2 Weds 15th - Day 3


Weds 29th

Monday 27th

Tues 16th

Thurs 4th


Tues 14th



Mon 8th - Day 1 Wed 10th - Day 2 Mon 15th - Day 3 Wed 17th - Day 4 Mon 22nd - Day 5


Tues 13th


Weds 12th

Weds 19th



Tues 5th - Day 1 September Weds 12th - Day 2 Weds 19th - Day 3 Weds 26th - Day 4 Tues 3rd - Day 5 October



Tues 4th - Day 1 Tues 11th - Day 2 Tues 18th - Day 3

Weds 13th

Tues 10th

Tues 24th

Weds 6th

Tues 5th

Weds 1st - Day 1 Weds 8th - Day 2 Weds 15th Day 3 Weds 22nd - Day 4 Weds 29th - Day 5

Weds 11th

2017 Trusted Assessor

Trusted Assessor CYP

Thurs 12th - Day 1 Thurs 19th - Day 2 Thurs 26th - Day 3 Thurs 2nd - Day 4

Assistive Practitioner


Special Interest Days

Tues 31st - Day 1 Thurs 9th - Day 2 Thurs 16th - Day 3 Weds 22nd- Day 4

Fri 3rd—Day 1 Fri 10th—Day 2 Mon 13th—Day 3 Fri 17th—Day 4 Thurs 2nd - Day 1 Thurs 9th - Day 2 Thurs 16th - Day 3 Thurs 23rd - Day 4

Bladder and Bowel UK


Tues 7th—DRE & Catheters

Tues 7th — Continence Symposium

Tuesday 28th Single Handed Care

Lunch & Learn


Thurs 16th

Tues 11th—DRE & Catheters



Thurs 11th - Day 1 Thurs 18th Day 2 Thurs 25th - Day 3 Thurs 8th - Day 4


Tuesday 6th— Thurs 15th—DRE Advanced Moving & Catheters and Handling

Thurs 8th

Thurs 6th - Day 1 Thurs 13th - Day2 Thurs 20th - Day 3 Thurs 27th - Day 4



15th Thurs 7th - Day 1 Thurs 14th - Day 2 Thurs 21st - Day 3 Thurs 28th - Day 4

Thurs 28th— Adult Bowel Care Day Thurs 19th — Paediatric SIG 26th DRE & Catheters

Fri 6th—Day 1 Fri 13th—Day 2 Fri 20th—Day 3 Mon 30th—Day 4 Thurs 9thDementia Thurs 23rd -Day 1 Thurs 30th - Day 2 Thurs 7th - Day 3 Thurs 14th—Day 4

Thurs 14th

Tues 14th—DRE & Catheters



Thurs 16th



Who we are...

Karen Irwin—Services Manager/ Specialist Nurse

Danielle Collins Finance & Facilities Manager

Joanne Mulligan— Team Leader - Kidz & Business Development

Deborah Bell— Enablement Team Manager

Emma Dean— Receptionist/ Business Administrator


Nina Rios— Business Development Co-ordinator

Rebecca Penny— Business Administrator

Billy Coleman— Business Administrator/ IT Support

Beverley Taylor— RGN, Moving and Handling Trainer

Kim Horsfield— Enablement Information Co-ordinator/ Trusted Assessor

Andrea Greenfield— Bladder and Bowel UK Information Co-ordinator

Debra Evans—Chief Executive

Carmel Hourigan—Senior Manager, Kidz/Business Development

Laken Cott—Business Development Support Officer

Chris Cammiss— Disability Trainer

Karen McDonald— Research Co-ordinator

Elizabeth Hallows— Physiotherapist and Manual Handling Advisor

Angela Christian, Jayne Watson, Jude Cookson — Occupational Therapists

Davina Richardson, June Rogers— Paediatric Continence Advisors

Jessica Cornwell— Marketing and Business Development Co-ordinator

Lawrence O’toole Caretaker


Welcome to Disabled Living Disabled Living provides a wide range of training courses for health and social care professionals. The team has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality training at cost effective prices. This approach is essential as statutory and private sector budgets in the health and social care arena continue to be reduced. Disabled Living is an Open Awards accredited Centre and the courses we deliver are designed to ensure competency within the workplace. Our team of highly knowledgeable, experienced trainers deliver a diverse range of courses, many of which are accompanied by an equipment exhibition to support continuing professional development. Disabled Living's training venues are in Manchester and Salford. In addition, the team travel throughout the UK to provide on site training within specific working environments. Disabled Living is a charity providing impartial information and advice about equipment and products (assistive technology) to make life easier for disabled children, adults, older people and those who support them. Our team of health and social care professionals, together with knowledgeable information workers offer practical solutions to what may seem like unmanageable problems. Accessing Disabled Living's resources offer clients the information they require to make informed choices when purchasing equipment. Our free assessments at the Disabled Living Centre provide people the opportunity to try before they buy, ensuring they do not make unnecessary and costly purchases. We welcome you to visit our purpose designed Disabled Living Centre (appointment required) located in Worsley, Manchester. Debra Evans, Chief Executive


Equipz & Bladder and Bowel UK helplines Our experienced team of health and social care professionals can support you and your clients with both clinical and practical information and advice about equipment and services. Equipz Team – Occupational Therapy, Moving & Handling and equipment enquiries 0161 607 8200 Bladder and Bowel UK Team (formally PromoCon) – Supporting people with bladder & bowel problems 0161 607 8219

Looking for Equipment, Products or Services? Find all the equipment and services you need in our supplier directory. There is an interactive house to showcase equipment, together with a range of pods which provide information relating to services. If you are looking for a service, e.g. Legal Services, scroll down and you will see a variety of ‘pods’ to choose from.

Equipment Legal Services Sport and Leisure Accessible Holidays Charitable Organisations Funding Information Retail Shops Insurance Access to the supplier directory is via the Disabled Living website. For more information contact Disabled Living Tel: 0161 607 8200 Email:


Bladder and Bowel UK (formally PromoCon) The Bladder and Bowel UK team provide information and advice about equipment and services for adults and children with bladder and bowel problems, their carers and the health and social care professionals who support them. Confidential helpline for public & professionals - 0161 607 8219 Impartial product advice Improved awareness of continence problems & solutions Wide range of resources and leaflets An holistic approach to managing incontinence and additional disability Solutions for toilet training, constipation, bed wetting and much more High quality training for continence specialists, healthcare professionals, care staff and teachers Display of continence products Online shopping facility for continence products

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Equipz—Advice & Support Our Equipz team comprise health and social care professionals, together with knowledgeable information workers who offer practical solutions to what may seem like unmanageable problems.

Equipment related advice includes:            

Chairs, Beds, Stair lifts, Hoists Wheelchair and Scooters Kitchen and Bathing Equipment And much more Equipment Helpline: 0161 607 8200 Free equipment assessments by appointment Equipment showroom at the Disabled Living Centre Moving & Handling Risk Assessments Wide range of resources and literature Assessment, report writing and consultancy work Working nationally to develop policies and guidelines Signposting to other organisations Comprehensive Online Supplier Directory for Equipment & Services



Training On Demand ‘Training on demand’ is designed to support our flexible approach to your training requirements. The training team are aware some courses are not as high in demand as others, although it is acknowledged there is a training need. The team intend to deliver a minimum of one of each of the following courses during 2016. If you are considering attending any of the sessions, please express your interest and the course will be delivered when there are sufficient delegates. Plenty of notice will be given for the date.                   

Equipment Refresher Moving & Handling: One Person Approach Moving & Handling for Occupational Therapists Moving & Handling Risk Assessment and Recording -1 day awareness Continence - Promotion and Management Moving & Handling for PA’s / Foster Carers Disability Awareness Safe Use of Bed Rails Practical Approaches to Toileting Peg Feeds Tracheostomy care Ventilator training Suction training Medication administration Restraint training# First Aid Infection Control DSE Food Hygiene

Training at your venue The majority of the training courses in this diary can also be delivered at a suitable venue of your choice for your organisation. Travel and accommodation costs will be at an extra charge. For further information please speak to the training team on 0161 607 8200 or


Moving and Handling People - Risk Assessment (3 day) Dates:

28th February, 7th, 15th March 2017 4th, 11th, 18th July 2017


9.30am – 4.00pm

Content:  Do you understand the importance of carrying out a manual handling risk assessment?  Is it part of your role to ensure the safe moving and handling of the people in your care?  Do you feel you need specific training to be competent in your assessments? The 3 day Moving and Handling Risk Assessment course will ensure you are familiar with all the aspects of risk assessments of those with mobility needs, including the legal and physical assessment requirements. You will become familiar with techniques and devices that can be used to reduce risk when assisting those with mobility needs and be able to carry out and demonstrate these techniques to others. During the course you will have been required to carry out a complete Manual Handling Risk Assessment and will be able to translate this into a person specific handling plan. The level 3 accredited units are: Manual Handling Risk Assessment, Manual Handling Practical Skills Presenter:

Elizabeth Hallows Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP LPC ( Back Care Management)

Target Group:

All those with responsibility for undertaking Manual Handling Risk Assessments Professionals and care staff who need to be confident and competent in Risk Assessment and problem solving.


£450 plus VAT - includes light lunch, refreshments and Open Awards Registration, Verification and Certification.


Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley. Tel: 0161 607 8200 Redbank House, St Chads St. Manchester M8 8QA Can be Tailor Made for your organization

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Moving and Handling People Training at your venue. 

Do you need Moving and Handling training that is relevant to where you work?

Are you responsible for arranging Moving and Handling training for your staff?

How does your organisation ensure the high quality training of those who have received classroom training?

At Disabled Living we recognise that some organisations need bespoke training in their workplaces rather than in a classroom. We have adopted and developed our Moving and Handling training which can be tailor made to your own organisation. The training is divided into a Manual Handling theory module which lasts 2 hours and must be completed during each training course, and a practical session. Self assessment to identify any learning needs will take place prior to the training starting. The trainers will then work alongside your staff and train in the necessary techniques and with the appropriate equipment and assess their theory and techniques. At the end of the training a certificate will be issued for all those achieving the desired level. For those who are identified as needing further education their manager will be informed and further training arranged. A maximum of 9 delegates can be assessed in 1 day. Objectives will include mandatory techniques and discussions plus any specific needs identified by your organisation. Please ring Deborah Bell for further information Costs:

1 day £750+vat, Further assessment: ½ day £375+vat, (max 4 peoples assessment) 1 day £750+vat (max 9 peoples assessment)

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Moving and Handling People General Update Dates; 11th January, 27th March, 9th May, 13th September, 24th October, 5th December 2016 Time: 9.30am - 4pm   

Do you organise Moving and Handling training? Do you need to update yourself or your staff in Moving and Handling? Are you confident and competent in Moving and Handling?

Aims of the course To ensure an understanding of what Moving and Handling is and the training needed To raise awareness of musculoskeletal injuries and the impact they can have To have a basic knowledge of the spine and general back care To be familiar with legislation relevant to Moving and Handling at work To be aware of the principles of safe Moving and Handling To be aware of the importance of risk assessments in Moving and Handling To ensure good practical skills of walking, sit to stand, moving in bed, use of slide sheets, stand aids and hoist / sling use. Target group : Carers, personal assistants who must have a general knowledge of Moving and Handling and use of equipment in their workplace. This course carries 6 hours CPD time and is accredited by the CPD Accreditation Service. Venue:

Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley, M28 2LY Tel: 0161 607 8200


£95+VAT per person

Trainers: Deborah Bell MSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, Moving and Handling Trainer and facilitator. Bev Taylor To book please call training 0161 607 8200, email or fill out the booking form online at nts---Courses


Moving and Handling People: Trainers and Assessors (5 day) Dates:

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17th, 24th January,1st, 8th, 15th February 2017 8th, 10th, 15th, 17th, 22nd May 2017 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th September, 3rd October 2017 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th November 2017

Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm

Are you responsible for training others safe Moving and Handling in your role? Are you responsible for carrying out Risk Assessments and Handling plans? Do you need to plan training courses and deliver your training to a variety of different people? The trainers and Assessors course will give you the knowledge and confidence to perform your role as Moving and Handling trainer and assessor.

Content: Relevant legislation and guidance Factors to be considered when carrying out a Manual Handling risk assessment How to carry out a Risk Assessments Techniques and equipment that can be used to reduce risk when Moving and Handling Correct techniques used to assist those with mobility needs and how to teach this to others Controversial techniques in order to teach people the safest way to move someone How to identify individual learning needs plus aims and objectives of a training session How to prepare a lesson plan How to deliver a session and evaluate a training session. How to feedback and support when learning safe techniques.

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This course is accredited through Open Awards. Presenter:

Elizabeth Hallows Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP LPC (Back Care Management).

Target Group:

Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and others who have responsibility for carrying out Manual Handling Risk Assessments and training.


£650 plus VAT - includes light lunch and refreshments, Open Awards registration and extensive handouts.


Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley, M28 2LY

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Update Day for Moving and Handling Advisors

Date: 27th February, 29th March, 16th May, 12th July, 10th October, 6th December 2017 Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Content: The format and content of this training day changes to reflect the latest information, equipment and professional guidance available. I the past training has included:     

Review of the 3rd Manual Handling Guidance Act from the College of Occupational Therapy Competency based Manual Handling training Complex Risk Assessments Handling pre-school children Using REBA

Presenter: Elizabeth Hallows Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP LPC (Back Care Management) Target Group: Moving and Handling trainers and advisors. Cost: £95 plus VAT - includes light lunch and refreshments Venue: Disabled Living Centre, Burrows House, Worsley To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at

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Moving and Handling Children Date: 14th March, 13th June, 19th July, 11th October 2017 Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm Content: This course explores the Moving & Handling of children in community and hospital settings. There is a practical problem solving approach, using equipment and techniques tailored for those working with children, or for those assessing their Moving & Handling needs. The course aims to enable delegates to handle children more effectively, in their work areas, using safer moving methods. The course aims to enable delegates to handle children in ways which maximise the skills of the child and maintain the safety of the handler. Delegates will be able to use relevant law and guidance when Risk Assessing the Manual Handling needs of children. Delegates will be able to identify a range of practical recommendations when assessing the Manual Handling needs of a child. Delegates will be able to perform practical methods used to help children move, with and without equipment. Presenter: Elizabeth Hallows Chartered Physiotherapist MCSP LPC (Back Care Management) Target Group: All who Move and Handle Children Cost: £95 plus VAT - includes light lunch and refreshments Venue: Disabled Living Centre, Burrows House, Worsley To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Trusted Assessor Training (4 day) Dates:

12th, 19th, 26th January & 2nd February 3rd, 10th, 13th & 17th February 2nd, 9th, 16th, & 23rd March 11th, 18th, 25th May, & 8th June 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th July 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th September 23rd, 30th November, 7th & 14th December

Time: 9.30am-4.00pm

What is a Trusted Assessor? A ‘Trusted Assessor’, when trained, will be able to assess for and prescribe a simple solution or a basic piece of equipment to meet the needs of an individual. It is the Government’s vision that this will alleviate both Occupational Therapists’ time and also waiting lists. Disabled Living has worked hard to tailor our training to meet individual job roles - this could be, amongst others, Driver Fitters, OT Assistants, Retailers and Housing Associations. The course consists of four modules. To become a ‘Trusted Assessor’ with Open Awards Accreditation at Level 2 all four modules must be completed. Each Module requires attendance for 6 hours per training day, together with 4 hours workplace/home study. Participants are assessed and this award is accredited by the Open Awards. Please turn over for the four modules we offer within the Trusted Assessor Framework. Target Group: This course is for anyone who is or will be assessing for low level equipment for Adults. All four modules must be completed for those assessing and prescribing solutions, Minor Adaptations or Assistive Technology. Cost: £400 Plus VAT including Open Awards Registration and Verification Please Note: These Modules can be tailor made for groups of up to 12 and can take place at Disabled Living or a venue of your choice ( there is certain training equipment that is required at the venue) To discuss rates and prices please call 0161 607 8200 or email for more details.


Trusted Assessor Module 1: Safety Issues in the Provision and Fitting of Basic Equipment Content: Effective communication Provides an overview of how we communicate with each other, looking not only at words, but underlying meanings, facial expression and body language. Whilst identifying problems that may occur when there are communication difficulties due to disability. Understanding and identifying boundaries Everyone has boundaries. Where are yours and how do you recognise them? What knowledge do you have of who you can call upon when you reach your boundaries? This is an interactive session. Person-Centred thinking Considers holistic person centred assessments and looks at what Independence means to the client. We will look at the whole person and consider things such as priorities and preferences, likes and dislikes, lifestyle, family situations and environmental considerations. Risks in the Bathroom Makes us think about what possible problems there can be in a room as commonplace as a bathroom. Perhaps getting into the bath, when living alone, is not as safe as we think. We look at physical problems, cognitive awareness, lack of sensation, environmental factors and family requirements. Practical Sessions Will start to look at assessment of the client, the carer and the environment. We will focus on when and what to supply and look at what we can do when “the usual� will not work. We will compare and contrast different solutions and get an overview of how things fit. Even staff who will not fit equipment in the future need to know what they are asking for with regard to the correct piece of assistive technology in a particular situation. What your Driver/Fitter needs to know Was put together by driver/fitters who sometimes find that what they are asked to deliver is in fact not suited to the particular situation in hand. With more information your driver/fitter can be sure of providing a better service. Venue:

Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley, M28 2LY

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Trusted Assessor Module 2: Assessing Competently and Confidently Content: Transforming Community Equipment Services Looking at the reasons behind the Government wanting to change how a person gets the help they need. What is independent living? Evaluating what the Trusted Assessor role is. Assessments Exploring more deeply the problems being experienced by a person, not assuming they need a piece of equipment. We need to consider issues such as physical problems and struggling to get out of a chair. Would this also have an impact on the ability of a person to get on and off the toilet? Person-Centred Practice A Practical session that looks at pre-judgements and using individuality to overcome such issues. Using the Trusted Assessor Model to enhance a person centred approach and looking at all aspects of the client’s life e.g. leisure, social. Task Analysis Breaking down the activities of daily life to ascertain the needs of a person in order to function with or without equipment.. Time and Motion Practical sessions which look at a person with needs. Does use of equipment fulfil these needs or can the issue be addressed differently? Clinical Reasoning Looking at the steps a person goes through with regard to problem solving. Venue:

Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley, M28 2LY

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Trusted Assessor - Module 3: The Environment and How Minor Adaptations can Assist with Independence Content: Disability Awareness Discussion is set in the context of the Medical and Social Models of Disability. The origin of the “negative” connotations of certain words is explored. Appropriate communication and etiquette is discussed. This session ends with a powerful video which confronts common stereotypes of disability. Access Issues Attention is drawn to four main “areas” of disability which include mobility, visual, hearing and mental health/learning disability. Delegates complete a simple audit of the venue and are tested in a Picture Quiz. Legislation and Regulations conclude this section. Person-Centred Assessment Delegates, working individually, perform a Basic Task Analysis, assessing the risks of tasks and activities and consider the specific needs of disabled people. Scenarios Delegates whilst working in groups consider adaptations in real life situations (actual bathroom, shower, toilet etc in the venue itself) and report back to the rest of the course members. Venue:

Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road Worsley, M28 2LY

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Trusted Assessor - Module 4: Living with Disability Content: Effective Communication and Experimental Learning Delegates work in groups to develop and rehearse skills used to communicate effectively with others who may have a range of sensory, physical or cognitive needs. Listening and learning styles are examined through practical activities. Delegates finish by applying this information to a working scenario of equipment issue. Functional Ability and Impairments Delegates work independently to identify what constitutes functional ability, looking at activities of daily living and relating them to motor, sensory and cognitive skills. Delegates examine the impact of a variety of functional impairments and consider how assistive technology may help to overcome these. Person Centred Assessments Delegates will review detailed written personal accounts to identify a range of priorities in different circumstances. Reasoned Solutions Delegates work in small groups to propose solutions relating to people with various disabilities. These focus on the most common difficulties that service users may experience. The delegates identify a range of possible solutions, along with the necessary clinical reasoning for each one. Case Study (Homework) Delegates complete an assessment of a service user, to include the difficulties and priorities identified and giving the reasoning behind the interventions agreed. Venue:

Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley, M28 2LY

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Trusted Assessor (Children and Young People) Dates:

13th, 19th 20th, 30th October 2017

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm What is a Trusted Assessor? A ‘Trusted Assessor’, when trained, will be able to assess for and prescribe a simple solution or a basic piece of equipment to meet the needs of an individual. It is the Government’s vision that this will alleviate both Occupational Therapists’ time and also waiting lists. Disabled Living has worked hard to tailor our training to meet individual job roles - this could be, amongst others, Therapy Assistants, Support Workers, Assistant Practitioners, Teaching Assistants and all those involved in supplying and fitting low level equipment for Children and Young People. The course consists of four modules. To become a ‘Trusted Assessor’ with Open Awards Accreditation at Level 2 all four modules must be completed. The four modules we offer within the Trusted Assessor Framework are as follows: Module 1 Safety and Provision of Low Level Equipment Module 2 Assessment and Practical Solutions Module 3 Environmental Factors Module 4 Disability and Lifestyle Cost: £400 plus VAT, including Open Awards Accreditation Venue: Disabled Living Centre, Burrows House, Worsley, M28 2LY Please Note: These Modules can be tailor made for groups of up to 12 and can take place at Disabled Living or a locally agreed venue. To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Assistive Technology Practitioner Dates: Time:   

Please contact training if you are interested in this course. 9.30am – 4.00pm

Have you completed the Trusted Assessor course and are looking to further your knowledge? Do you already prescribe low level equipment and wish to move on to more complex equipment? Do you need the skills to be able to provide equipment for your complex needs clients?

Content: Module 1: Medical Conditions and Functional Assessment Module 2: Technical Applications Module 3: Implications of Assistive Technology Created in response to the current Government agenda suggesting that older and disabled people are currently waiting unacceptable lengths of time for equipment, which would allow them to live independently at home for longer. The course will enable various social care, health and housing workers to extend their skills when conducting complex assessments. This course is accredited through Open Awards at level 3 and the content of the four days are covered as follows:Day 1: An insight into some common medical conditions and how they affect an individual’s ability to perform everyday tasks. Day 2: Continuing medical conditions including an in-depth look at stair-lifts and the risks and regulations surrounding their use. Day 3: Elements of relevant Disability Awareness, basic mathematical techniques required for ramp assessment (gradients) and planning wet rooms (floor plans, scale diagrams, turning space). Day 4: The use of mathematical techniques to plan and analyse real life ramp and wet room requests, together with relevant practical issues to ensure a speedy service and client satisfaction. Presenters: Chris Cammiss BSc (Hons) Physics, Disability Trainer Jayne Watson, Angela Christian, Jude Cookson, Occupational Therapist from Disabled Living Target Group:

Health Workers, Social Care Workers and Housing Officers or anyone else who is, or will soon be, planning major adaptations. Delegates must have previously attended the Trusted Assessor Training Course.


£600 plus VAT - includes light lunch, refreshments and Open Awards registration.


Burrows House Training Suite, Priestley Road, Worsley, M28 2LY

To book please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at


Adult Annual Bowel Care Educational Event This day is aimed at all healthcare professionals involved with the care of adults with bowel problems.

 Networking Opportunities available  Company Exhibition  A chance to update your knowledge with the latest products and equipment.

Providing 4 hours of participatory learning to all nurses working within bowel care and will contribute towards the 20 hours of participatory learning required for revalidation

Date: Thursday, 28th September 2017, 10am to 3pm Venue: Redbank House, St Chad’s Street, Manchester M8 8QA

£15 to cover administration fees.

For further details contact Andrea at Bladder and Bowel UK: Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley M28 2LY Phone: 0161 607 8219 E-mail:


Are you a healthcare professional who is supporting children with bladder & bowel problems? Would it be beneficial to network with other professionals? Would you like to join a group where you can share ideas and benchmark evidence based practice? Next meeting to be held on Thursday 19th October 2017 Venue: Redbank House, Cheetham Hill, Manchester (close to Victoria Station) Cost: ÂŁ15 per delegate to cover administration fees The educational component of the event is free and an excellent opportunity to obtain CPD evidence providing 4 hours of participatory learning and is relevant to all nurses working within the continence arena and will contribute towards the 20 hours of participatory learning required for revalidation

Bladder and Bowel UK also hosts various educational events throughout the year Check out our website for more info

For further information contact the Bladder and Bowel UK Team Tel: 0161 607 8219 or


Bladder and Bowel UK Continence Symposium Tuesday, 7th March 2017 Programme

9.00 am - 9.45am

Registration Desk – Open

9.00am – 9.55 am (Sports Education Theatre [SET])

Exhibition Viewing (Tea and coffee available)

10.00am –11.00am

Parallel Session 1 – Choose from one of the following:

Paediatric Boardroom

Wetting and Soiling Problems in schools – whose responsibility? Davina Richardson, Bladder and Bowel UK Paediatric Continence Advisor/ Paediatric Continence Advisor North Tees

Adults East Classroom

Trial Without Catheters (TWOCS) Carolyn Blears, Bladder and Bowel UK Continence Nurse

Bowel Care West Classroom

The Management of Patients with Functional Bowel Disorders Dr Maria Eugenicos, MD, PhD(Ed), FHEA Senior Lecturer/Gastroenterologist University of Edinburgh / Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

11.00 am -11.30 am

Coffee and Exhibition (SET)

11.30am – 12.30pm

Parallel Session 2 – Choose from one of the following:

Paediatric Boardroom

Biofeedback for Bladder Problems – speaker tbc

Adults East Classroom

Life with a Mitrofanoff Kyla Rogers,


Bowel Care West Classroom

Pelvic Floor and Bowel Dysfunction Mr Wal Baraza Consultant Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgeon – title tbc

12.30pm – 1.25pm

Lunch and Exhibition (SET)

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Parallel Session 3 – Choose from one of the following:

Paediatric Boardroom Adults East Classroom Bowel Care West Classroom

The child who soils Mandy Mould – Parent June Rogers MBE – Bladder and Bowel UK Paediatric Continence Specialist What’s new in Product Selection Margaret MacCauley Managing Skin Care Bladder and Bowel Problems Tanya Flavel, Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dermatology Withington Community Hospital UHSM NHS FT

2.30pm – 2.45pm

Comfort Break

2.50 pm – 3.50 pm

Parallel Session 4 – Choose from one of the following:

Paediatric Boardroom

Constipation in Children and Young People Nick Nelhans Consultant Paediatrician

Adults East Classroom

Pelvic Floor Assessment & Treatment in Bladder Incontinence Julia Herbert

Bowel Care West Classroom

(Approx) 4.00pm

Bowel Care Winner’s Presentation

Close, Evaluation and Certificates


The Care and Management of a Patient with Indwelling Urinary Catheter ½ Day Date 7th February, 11th April, 15th June, 26th October, 14th November 2017 Time9.30am –12.30pm Content  What is catheterisation?  Types of catheter  Indications for catheterisation  Problems associated with the procedure  Key points on catheterisation  Common problems  Urinary catheter ICP  Practical session using manikins. Aims and Objectives Nurses will be able to update their knowledge on catheterisation. It will also give you the opportunity to discuss or raise questions on any aspects of catheterisation including legal and ethical issues. Personal accountability and why nurses need to consider doing trials without catheters. Major principles of preventing infections and looking into common problems. Presenter: Karen Irwin BA(Hons) RGN, DN, DIPNS Target Group: All healthcare professionals who need to catheterise people. Cost: £55 + VAT per person Please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at

If you do 2 half day courses together, the cost will be £95 + VAT for both. Lunch included.


Digital Rectal Examination (1/2 day) Date 7th February, 11th April, 15th June, 26th October, 14th November 2017 Time 1pm—4pm Content  Principles of DRE  Principles of constipation management/manual evacuation  Prescribing rectal medications  Legal and ethical considerations  Manual evacuation The 1/2 day digital rectal examination course can be undertaken by any qualified registered nurse. Who possess knowledge? Skills &abilities required for lawful, safe &effective practice without direct supervision. By the end of the session you should have a good understanding of the following aspects      

Anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract. Legal aspects of DRE and DRF. Aids and appliances used in the management of faecal incontinence and constipation. Use of laxatives in constipation. Autonomic dysreflexia Digital stimulation

The training includes an assessed practical session using manikins.

Presenter: Karen Irwin BA(Hons) RGN, DN, DIPNS Target Group: Student and Qualified Nurses and Doctors. Cost: £55 + VAT per person Please call training on 0161 607 8200, email or book online at

If you do 2 half day courses together, the cost will be £95 + VAT for both. Lunch included.


Bespoke Paediatric Continence Training Bladder and Bowel UK provides bespoke fully evidenced and research based training, which helps professionals keep abreast of the latest developments relating to childhood bladder and bowel care (continence). Training can also include the latest policy, procedures, best practice and statutory requirements for the care and support of children and young people (CYP) and their carers in all settings. At Bladder and Bowel UK we offer tailor made training packages to meet both specific learning outcomes and needs of your group including healthcare, education and social care staff, as well as voluntary organisations and parent/carer groups. We support training needs for all aspects of bladder and bowel health for children and young people including; day time wetting, constipation, bedwetting, and toilet training, in addition to interventions, equipment and products. Cost of training is very competitive and full details can be obtained on application

Bladder and Bowel UK also runs a Paediatric Continence Special Interest Group (SIG) for all healthcare professionals involved with CYP with bladder and bowel problems which provides ongoing information, support and networking opportunities as well as two study days per year. Those interested in joining the group just need to send their name and contact details to Andrea Greenfield at


Disability Awareness Training Disabled Living provide a wide range of disability awareness training courses, many of which can be tailored to meet specific requirements. Courses can be delivered throughout the UK or at Disabled Living’s premises. The training focus’s on attitudes, social/medical models, user friendly materials and appropriate languages. This course is ideal for delegates working with people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities. Presenter: The course is presented by Chris Cammiss BSc. (Hons), PGCE, who was a science and mathematics teacher for over 25 years. Following retirement he took further training in relation to Access Audits and the DDA. As Chris has been a wheelchair user since the age of seven, he is able to provide delegates with an in-depth knowledge of what it is like to live with disabilities. Chris has provided training for a diverse range of organisations from multi-national companies to third sector organisations and everything in between! For further information contact:

Wheelchair Awareness Going on holiday or day trips? Disabled Living provide wheelchair awareness training. The team are currently delivering training in mainstream schools for anybody assisting students whilst in school, on day trips and holidays. For further details please contact or phone 0161 607 8200


Access Audits Do you and your organisation meet the needs of everyone who is using your building? Does it involve me? If you have a building that people access then yes it will involve you. The Equality Act 2010 states it is illegal to discriminate against a disabled person for reasons related to his or her disability. Employers, service providers and education providers must make reasonable adjustments to avoid discrimination. Do I need to do an access Audit? Yes. If you have a building that people need to access. You need to be able to show you have made a reasonable attempt to meet the needs of everyone using your building. You are obliged to look at any barriers and if at all reasonable to adopt measures to overcome them so that disabled people can use your building safely without being discriminated against. What are you looking at in the audit? The auditor will be looking at different aspects concerning your building and how a disabled person may be affected by them . Things like entrances, lifts, stairs, corridors toilets, car parking facilities and ways to escape in an emergency, The Auditor My name is Chris Cammiss and I perform all our Access Audits. I’ve been a permanent wheelchair user for most of my life and have gained a wealth of relevant experience over many years in education, employment, leisure and travel. Audits will be tailored to suit the needs and budget of the client. I have carried out Audits on a very diverse range of buildings from houses to tower blocks, museums to churches, sports stadia to hospitals. An Audit could be as simple as a short “walk-through” suggesting quick fixes backed up by a short report, right up to a major study involving Building Regulations. Every Audit would include a list of Priorities, and links to appropriate Guidance. An Audit will give you a clear plan and can often suggest simple, practical solutions that you may have missed. For further details please email or call Disabled Living on 0161 607 8200 and speak to Chris or Deborah.


For further details please contact or phone 0161 607 8200





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Equipment Demonstrations and Lunch & Learn Free sessions 12pm until 2pm for Healthcare Professionals January



Product Demonstrations 4th, 11th, 18th 25th

Product Demonstrations 1st, 8th, 15th 22nd

Product Demonstrations 1st 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Lunch and Learn 21st Sling Assessment workshop with

Lunch and Learn 1st Falls with Accora



Product Demonstrations 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Product Demonstrations 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

June Product Demonstrations 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th


Lunch and Learn 1st Accessible bathroom designs with

Lunch and Learn 20th Plus size challenges with Prism

Lunch and Learn 23rd The Care Team



20th Tissue Viability with Medstrom September

Product Demonstrations 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Product Demonstrations 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd

Product Demonstrations 13th, 20th, 27th

Lunch and Learn 25th Single Handed Care with Hanidcare

Lunch and Learn 15th TBC

Lunch and Learn 6th Your guide to prescribing beds with




Product Demonstrations 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Product Demonstrations 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

Product Demonstrations 6th, 13th, 20th

Lunch and Learn 5th Ontex

Lunch and Learn 2nd Chunc Paediatric posture

Lunch and Learn 1st Centrobed A great nights sleep in the

Pressalit Care



For further details please contact or phone 0161 607 8200 Booking Forms at


Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions Kidz events expand to support young adults up to the age of 25 with disabilities and additional needs. FREE Entry, Fully Accessible Venues and Parking! Do you care for or work with a child or young adult with a disability or with additional needs? Then this FREE event is for you! 150+ exhibitors at each event offering advice and information on funding, seating, beds, mobility, bathing, sensory, accessible vehicles, transition, communication, education, employment, personal budgets, legal matters, wellbeing, sports, leisure and much, much more. A full programme of FREE CPD and topical seminars will run alongside each event Covering topics such:- Moving and Handling continence, sleep issues, behaviour, sensory, transition, housing, education, employment, The Care Act and much more. Dates for 2017: Kidz to Adultz Middle Thursday 16th March 2017 Ricoh Arena, Coventry Kidz to Adultz South Thursday 8th June 2017 Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading Kidz to Adultz Scotland Thursday 14th September 2017 Royal Highland Exhibition Centre, Edinburgh Kidz to Adultz North Thursday 16th November 2017, Event City, Manchester Along with the usual paediatric elements of our events, you will see the introduction and expansion of services and equipment to support young adults up to the age of 25, with exhibitors from the housing, higher education and employment fields together with domiciliary care services, personal budget brokers and accessible vehicles to those providing holiday and travel options and so much more. The decision to expand the remit of the events is timely, to mirror the recent changes to health and social care legislation and ‘The Children & Families Act 2014’. You can view our promotional video from our website by following the link below:- For more information on any of our Kidz to Adultz events contact the organiser: - Disabled Living Tel:- 0161 607 8200 Email


Disabled Living Training and Meeting Room Facilities in Manchester Redbank House Health & Social Care Hub Disabled Living’s modern and accessible venue based in central Manchester offers spacious and vibrant facilities. There are 4 flexible rooms that can accommodate a range of events such as: training courses, conferences, seminars, mini exhibitions and much more. Office space for rent As well as these facilities we have various competitively priced office spaces available, primarily for voluntary organisations and those who are within or support the development of the health and social care sector. Our professional and dedicated team will ensure your event will run smoothly by providing excellent customer service and a flexible approach to meet your needs. Redbank House also has two fabulous and unique multi-sensory rooms. A personalised and secure sensory environment available to individuals and groups for private sessions. A multi-sensory environment has shown to be beneficial for adults and children with disabilities. Visit our multi-sensory page for booking information.

Sensurround A multi-sensory space offering a private environment where senses can be developed and explored for people with special needs.

Room Hire Office Space If you’re looking to move or expand your business we have a wide variety of spaces in which we can accommodate your needs. Contact Redbank House on 0161 214 5959 or email

All our rooms are bright and spacious. We offer break out and kitchen areas that are perfect for meetings, training and exhibitions.


Free for Family and Friends Moving and Handling Dates: 10th March, 10th August 2017 Presenter: Deborah Bell RGN, BSc (Hons) Who’s it for? Any Family and Friends who need to Move and Handle their loved ones (not for professionals) Content:  Basic Moving and Handling techniques and equipment  Principles of safe Moving and Handling  Looking after your back Please contact the Training Department on 0161 607 8200 or email for more details.

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Moving and Handling at Work Are you really a complete beginner? That’s the first question to ask. You have been lifting things since you first picked your toys off the floor as a toddler so chances are you know there is a right and wrong way to do it. Let’s just imagine you are a toddler again, how did you pick up Barbie or Ken?

I’m not going to go into the scientific knowledge of development for children because I doubt you would read any further but I know one thing. You bent your knees to get down to the floor where your toy was and once you had a good grasp of it you hugged it close to you. Does this sound familiar when you are in a Moving and Handling training session? Think safe principles folks! So what does a ‘beginner’ need to know about Moving and Handling? Well I think as a beginner you need to know why you need training: why are there regulations and specific guidelines all about Moving and Handling. Health and Safety is the answer, before Moving and Handling training came there were many injuries in the nursing / healthcare profession.

‘Just doing our job’ If you were in practice before the Manual Handling Operations Regulations came into force in 1992 you will be very aware of the techniques which were used and passed on to new staff. The techniques we now deem as controversial were commonplace, the drag techniques for helping people to stand up was the technique of choice and full manual lifting techniques such as the top and tail or the Australian lift were considered the norm and used everyday repeatedly. I remember the day I was taught the Australian lift by a Physiotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London! I thought it was the best thing I had ever learned and proceeded to use the manoeuvre to shift large post operative men up the bed.

We used these and other techniques for many years and in hindsight it was all the controversial lifts we used repeatedly that have resulted in the back pain I feel regularly, I never had an ‘incident’ or specific injury that I can blame for the years of back ache but the cumulative effects of so many years of manual lifting and ‘just doing our job’

The cost of such injuries wasn’t limited to nurses and carers, workforces throughout the country were feeling the strain of litigation claims, sickness days due to back pain through the roof and the related problems this caused. So the Manual Handling Regulations were introduced. Injuries still happen but now we have a means to ensure we are trying to protect ourselves and our patients from injury which can be life changing. According to the regulations all of us not just beginners need to know how to avoid hazardous moving and handling and those words you have heard ‘so far is as reasonably practicable’ It’s not actually possible to avoid risk sometimes though so the regulations then suggest we Assess the situation, they give us a great way to look at all the factors which we must consider when assessing the risk. It’s TILE I am talking about here. After we have done this fabulous assessment we then need to use it to reduce the risks to ourselves and our customer when it comes to Moving and Handling so whether it means using a specific technique or a piece of equipment which would enable the movement to be done in a safer way for all we need to introduce this properly. How do we know it’s all been worth it? It’s all very well obtaining equipment but does it work, have we achieved what we set out to do, has our customer moved where they need to go and have we done it in the least risky way to ourselves and them? We review our assessments after any introduction of something different and if things changed, it’s not just a review once a year if it’s needed or not!! The Regulations also tell us all about the responsibilities we have as employees as well as our employers, you can’t just turn up at work and do your own thing, (although some people may think this) This basically means it tells our employers and employees what they are expected to do in the workplace when it comes to Moving and Handling, you will learn all this in the training that you need, the reasons for which we are discussing at the moment. So we need training to make sure we have a knowledge about the regulations in place to keep us Safe when Moving and Handling at work. We also need regular training to keep us up to date with new/different techniques, to stop bad habits creeping in and to give everybody the confidence to question and reflect how they are working. We all want to enjoy our jobs and if we can do it well and keep safe we can work in en efficient well run team that doesn’t go off sick with bad backs. Do I live in an ideal world, I’d like to. It’s difficult to get motivated sometimes, it’s hard to introduce change where it’s not welcomed by people who have always done things their way but training is the future, it’s how we all get better so come on lets learn something new.


Course Booking Information How to book To secure a place on any of our training days, please ring 0161 607 8200 to check availability. In all instances a booking form must be fully completed and returned with payment. Once the booking form and details of payment have been received we will reserve a place on the requested training course and forward confirmation details. Payment can be made by Purchase Order, Cash or Cheque. If paying by Purchase Order the Purchase Order number along with the Invoicing department name and full address must be included on the booking form. If paying by cheque or cash, this must also accompany the booking form. Please make cheques payable to: ‘Disabled Living (Training & Exhibitions Ltd)’. N.B. All bookings under £50 must be accompanied by cash or cheque payment. Invoices cannot be issued in this instance. Book Online Booking forms can be downloaded from the Training Section of our website at: All Disabled Living, training fees are subject to VAT where indicated and must be included in the cost when making payment. Cancellation Details Disabled Living reserves the right to cancel any training due to unforeseen circumstances. In this instance, a transfer to the next date that the training takes place will be offered. Alternatively, a full refund will be given. In the case of a delegate cancelling the following charges will be incurred: 28 days or less: full cost 5 weeks:

75% of cost

6 weeks:

50% of cost

7 weeks:

25% of cost

8 weeks:

full refund

To discuss costs for tailor made training please contact the Training Department on 0161 607 8200 or email for more details.


2017 is a fantastic year for Disabled Living. The charity has been providing services for 120 years to disabled children and adults! Disabled Living started as a small Manchester based charity called ‘Band of Kindness’ and had various name changes over the years, the charity now provides a variety of services throughout the whole of the UK. We are so proud of what we have achieved. Over the past 120 years it is impossible to imagine how many people have been assisted by Disabled Living from Day trips to staying at the Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital. Throughout the year we are hoping to raise the profile of Disabled Living, after all of these years we still find that there are many people still not aware of the diverse services we provide. We want to do all that is possible to make the services more accessible for everyone. Disabled Living now cover a vast range of services from equipment assessments to incontinence advice, and we only aim to be able to help more. Disabled Living has achieved so much and helped the lives of so many, be sure to stay tuned throughout 2017 for all our Celebrations. We would like to thank everyone for allowing us to reach this milestone, your support does not go unnoticed and we are excited to see what the future of Disabled Living will bring.

Disabled Living Burrows House, 10 Priestley Road, Wardley Industrial Estate, Worsley, M28 2LY   

Car parking is available on Priestley Road Moorside Train Station is a 10 minute walk. Bus numbers 25, 27, 31, 32, 36, 37, 38, 39 and 484 all run within 10 minutes of Burrows House.

Redbank House 4 St Chads Street, Cheetham, Manchester, M8 8QA  

Car Parking just off Roger Street Manchester Victoria Train Station is a 10 minute walk.

We look forward to seeing you! Tel: 0161 607 8200 Registered Charity No: 224742

Training Diary 2017  

High quality training supporting professional development by Disabled Living.

Training Diary 2017  

High quality training supporting professional development by Disabled Living.