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Older people as Self-Funders: lived experience from participative research

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This course is for social workers and assessment staff who have contact with older people.
The course draws on recen,  participative research with older people conducted in Brighton and Hove, Solihull and Lincolnshire, and helps to examine some of the myths that are most commonly made about self-funders.

 The course will increase awareness and understanding of self-funders expriences, and their relevance to social work practice and to the wider health and social care economy.

The course will also provide access to co-produced resources which can be used easily in a variety of settings to support self-funders in their care journey.

Links are made with the Capabilities Statement for Social Workers in England who work with Older People and the course will contribute to evidence based practice and CPD.
Start Date
Wednesday 9 November 2022
End Date
Wednesday 9 November 2022
09:30 - 13:00
Number of Sessions
Learning outcomes
By the end of this course participants will:


•       Be able to describe the importance of understanding lived experience for strengths based, person centred practice with older people

•       Have explored myths and assumptions that are commonly made about older self-funders

•       Understood the significance of older self-funders to social work and care services for older people

•       Explored factors and contexts which impact on older self-funders and how this impacts on their behaviour and the wider health and social care economy

•       Make links with the BASW Capabilities for social workers in England who work with older people

•       Be able to use co-produced resources for self-funders in their contacts with older people
Target Audience
Assessment Services (BHCC)
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Course pre-requisites

 You will be sent two case studies in advance of the session to read. Please ensure you look at these prior to attending and have these available at the training.
Microsoft Teams, online learning session
Event Trainers
Beatrice Gahagan / Lizzie Ward
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