Last weekend we were pleased to be invited to hold a workshop at Ashley Baptist Church by the minister and members of the congregation. The team who work and live at our Summerwood care home enjoy a close relationship with the church and attend services and clubs there.
The focus of the workshop was to deliver information on Understanding Behaviours That Can Challenge. The members and volunteers at the church wanted to gain additional understanding and to be better prepared for the activities and services they deliver.
It was great to be able to talk to the group about our work and the background and formation of our company. The local church is an important part to many people’s lives and we wish to build on our community relationships and assist people to have a greater understanding in the work that we do and wish to achieve.
Our workshop focused around these key areas:
APPLE HOUSE LIMITED – A FRESH APPROACH TO CARE. WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO.
CHALLENGES – CONTEXT DEPENDENT, DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS, DIFFERENT REASONS
DIFFERENCE – CELEBRATE THE INDIVIDUAL, UNDERSTAND COMPLEXITY AND ABILITY
SUPPORT MECHANISMS – HOW WE SUPPORT PEOPLE TO SELF MANAGE
THE LAW – HOW THE LAW PROTECTS EVERYONE
STAYING SAFE – TIPS ON HOW WE CAN STAY SAFE IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS
We also arranged practical activities based on how it may feel to be in different situations when our core method of communication is changed. This in itself cannot reflect what it will feel like but when you add this into a learning session, discussion and awareness topics, it does assist to have a greater insight.
The workshop took place over 3 hours and an invitation followed to speak to the congregation as a whole which we would be delighted to do in the future.
It was a great session and we would like to extend our thanks to the wonderful group there and the much needed refreshments were very well received.
From our Training Evaluation Feedback forms we were pleased to see some encouraging statements such as;
“This has helped enormously in enabling us to relate and share effectively, thank you!”
“Very informative and helpful. Good to develop knowledge and understanding.”