With the introduction of the Health and Care Act 2022, from the 1st of July, educating social care workers on providing better social care outcomes for people with learning disabilities has become mandatory for those who work with people diagnosed with the condition.
The CQC will be checking to see whether social care providers have carried out this training and assessed the competencies of their staff following this.
Here is an extract from Section 181 of the new Health and Care Act:
“Regulations under this section must require service providers to ensure that each person working for the purpose of the regulated activities carried on by them receives training on learning disability and autism which is appropriate to the person’s role.”
Take a look at the full Health and Care Act 2022 here.
Our brand-new course will cover this training in detail and will equip your staff with the tools they need to provide an excellent quality of care on a daily basis.
What is covered in this course?
By the end of this eLearning course, learners should understand:
❓ The causes of learning disabilities
? Key pieces of legislation relating to learning disabilities
? Barriers facing people with learning disabilities
?️ How to improve communication
♥️ How to promote positive care practices
Why is educating staff on Learning Disabilities important?
There are approximately 1.5 million people across the UK that have a learning disability and it is likely that a social care worker will have to work with a person with a learning disability.
It’s estimated that by 2030, there will be a 30% increase in adults with learning disabilities aged 50+ using social care services.
A learning disability is a life-long reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example, household tasks, socialising or managing money.
People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complex information and interact with other people.
It is important to be equipped with the right values, knowledge and skills to provide effective person-centred care.
Brand New Interactivity!
Alongside the release of this new course are a host of exciting new interactivities and engaging animations to keep learner’s attention. These include “Point and Click” and “Drag and Drop” exercises in an easy-to-follow format designed to get you thinking.
All our videos are narrated clearly and contain subtitles, can be paused at any time and rewatched by your staff.
Throughout the course, there will be learning sections, as well as various interactive exercises and assessments to test your knowledge.
If you are an organisation in the Health Care, Care Home or Domiciliary care sector, you can sign up to take our newly launched Supporting People with Learning Disabilities course to become more aware of the subject and learn how to care for someone living with the condition.