Training to comply with the Care Act
The Government circular Care and Support for Deafblind Children and Adults (DH 2014) - also referred to as the Deafblind Guidance - is a tremendous step forward in meeting the requirements of people with sight problems and hearing loss. Local authorities now have to:
As a result of this new guidance many more people with a combination of sight problems and hearing loss will be able to receive one-to-one support from Communicator-Guides. Local authorities and care providers will need to know that they can call on the services of a bank of support workers with a wide range of guiding and communicating skills. A full copy of the circular can be found below.
Hearing and Sight Solutions has a range of courses which will enable local authorities, care agencies, individual support workers and personal assistants to have the information and training needed to put the requirements of the government guidance into practice. These include:
Please contact Hearing and Sight Solutions for more information. We will be pleased to tailor any of our courses to meet your local requirements.