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The Quality and Innovation team at ECC have delivered several two-day training and awareness events with regard to supporting people who have a learning disability, to Age Well. This is fully funded training available to any Service Provider organisation who is currently proving support or is interested in becoming a recognised Ageing Well Provider. 

Evidence of ongoing training and improved practice will be a requirement of the Ageing Well Standards for badging. ECC provide access to a range of fully funded training via their Provider Hub. In addition to this you may choose to nominate within your staff teams, a Champion for Ageing Well who will be able to drive forward the agenda for best practice and ensure that all staff remain informed and up to date with the issues facing someone ageing with an LD.

You may decide to invest in purchasing some of the Together Matters self-study guides that follow a similar format to the two-day training and then have ageing well as a regular topic at regular staff meetings. Or buy the same as a training package and run regular sessions on Ageing Well within your own organisation.

Whichever method you choose is up to you but it’s important to consider how are you going to evidence that you keep your staff team, up to date and aware of the issues facing someone with a Learning Disability as they age.

Might you consider cascade training?  How will you ensure that the theory is put into practice and has a positive impact on the person with an LD as they age? What will make you the ‘Stand out’ Provider? 

How you decide to upskill and inform your staff teams is down to you but take a look at some of the links to find out more about training.

Last updated: 15/06/2022