Reablement UK awarded Development Contract with Cumbria Borough Council

Following a successful bid Reablement UK has been named as the preferred provider of Reablement workforce development across Cumbria County Council.

Cumbria defines Reablement as:

Reablement is a new service which aims to help people regain their independence following an illness, injury, disability or loss of personal support network.  It is a free service and is provided for a short period of time, usually no longer than six weeks.

Reablement will work with individuals to help them to do things for themselves rather than having things done for them.   It will focus on strengths and abilities and help individuals build up confidence in doing things for themselves such as:
getting up, washed and dressed;
preparing meals and snacks;
taking medication;
getting about in and out of the home;
doing household tasks like shopping, pension and laundry; and
getting involved in social and leisure activities.

An exciting opportunity will see over 280 community based staff; Reablement Workers, Occupational Therapists,  Physiotherapists, Managers, Social Workers and Voluntary Workers attend Reablement UK’s 2 day Art of Reablement learning programme.

Staff from Barrow-in-Furness, Cockermouth, Keswick, Workington and Carlisle will attend over 18 sessions, aimed to support their transition from ‘care worker’ to skilled and confident reablement workers. Using newly acquired knowledge and reablement techniques staff will work to ensure the investment across the county in Reablement provides positive outcomes for both individuals and the council.

Roll out of the programme started in May 2011 and is due to complete in December 2011.

On-going Professional development through the Reablement UK Learner portfolio will be used to support and mentor the 280 staff as they use reflective practice to build on their knowledge, skills and Reablement techniques. Linked to the newly formed Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) all front line staff will attain learning credits linked to Reablement.  Take a look at the Cumbria Factsheet and News Release for more information.

Cumbria Feedback

‘By being introduced to all the different methods of approaching reablement, it will really help when we get up and running’
‘All the units were relevant to the learning and the trainer was really good and kept me engaged and interested’
‘At first I thought I was getting thrown into the deep end, now I feel much more confident to do Reablement’
‘I found it useful because the trainer explained the difference between a traditional care worker and a reablement worker’
‘Reablement is a new aspect for me but my understanding has been widened
helped me to better understand the change in my job or role’
‘Training was very well structured and conducted clearly for me to understand. Well worth the time’
‘Everything was explained in detail and enabled me to understand what my role would be’
‘Fulling 2 days, Sarah was a good tutor in explaining all aspects‘
‘I found the training useful to give a baseline understanding of the level of training/knowledge/experience of the new reablement workers’ (occupational therapist)
‘The course has helped to explain what will be expected of us in the new role as reablement workers’
‘Had no idea at all what reablement would entail and now I think I do!’
‘The trainer was very knowledgeable and in our language ( no posh ways) very very good’
‘Over the past 2 days Shaun has given us all the information and confidence we will need to enter into the new role of the reablement service. Thank you shaun’
‘To take things step by step. Learn to step back’
‘The training was delivered in a way that I though made the goals, aims, tasks of Reablement clear’
‘I was unsure what reablement meant or how it would be implemented before this course’
‘Very relevant to the new realbment work role. Some useful tools to aid in delivering reablement’
‘I can do my job with confidence’
‘Discussing the issues of reablement makes it more understandable’
‘I understood everything in these two days and feel more confident’

Reablement is a new service which aims to help people regain their independence following an illness, injury, disability or loss of personal support network.   It is a free service and is provided for a short period of time, usually no longer than six weeks.

Reablement will work with individuals to help them to do things for themselves rather than having things done for them.   It will focus on strengths and abilities and help individuals build up confidence in doing things for themselves such as:

getting up, washed and dressed;

preparing meals and snacks;

taking medication;

getting about in and out of the home;

doing household tasks like shopping, pension and laundry; and

getting involved in social and leisure activities.

   
 
       
 

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