Public Training Courses 2020
Opening Doors London delivers affordable training for the health and social care sector.
ODL training provides staff, managers and volunteers with the knowledge and skills to enable LGBT+ people over 50 to live happy, healthy and independent lives that are free from loneliness, isolation, prejudice and discrimination.
Our public training courses are based on the latest policy, research and legislation, helping your team to stay abreast of current equality issues, meet best practice and improve the quality of care and support to your older LGBT+ clients and service users.
Please note that "face-to-face" public training has been suspended, due to the coronavirus. For details of our NEW webinar training events, read on...
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have found limited evidence of services proactively engaging with LGBT+ people and, as a result, their inspectors now explore into LGBT+ inclusion much more closely during inspection. This one-hour webinar, led by older LGBT+ health, housing and social care professionals, builds on ODL’s work evaluating older LGBT+ care services and highlights the priority areas for LGBT+ inclusion that better ensure organisations are rated as good or outstanding by CQC inspectors.2-3PMMonday 24 August 2020£24Click here to register
The older generations of LGBT+ people who lived through the hostile climate of the UK 1950s, 60s and 70s are often lacking in family support, which exacerbates their social isolation and can lead to poor mental health. Based on the very latest research into the loneliness and social isolation of older LGBT+ people, this one-hour webinar identifies lessons learnt during the Covid-19 lockdown period and makes recommendations for better engagement with this marginalised population should a second wave of virus take hold in the winter months ahead.2-3PMTuesday 29 September 2020£24Click here to register
Many staff feel that as long as they are treating people equally, understanding the lives of older LGBT+ people has little relevance to the quality of care provided.But research demonstrates that the difference in the lives of this marginalised and previously criminalised group of older people has significant effects on their mental health in later life, which those in caring roles need to be alert to if they are to comply with the 2014 Care Act and the increasingly specific requirements of new Care Quality Commission assessments.This one-hour webinar ensures that both care home and domiciliary care staff are abreast of current issues and able to meet their legal requirements to provide quality care and support for older LGBT+ people.
2-3PMMonday 19 October 2020£24Click here to register
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