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Code: BH/22/0713 Carers and Families of Brain Injury Survivors

These sessions are kindly provided by the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF). The SABIF aims to develop a clearer understanding of acquired brain injury (ABI) within the ABI community in Sussex for the benefit of people with brain injury in all its forms.

Five events are planned, led by experienced professionals and stakeholders. This will give you the perspective of neuropsychology, occupational therapy, social work, lived experience, law and more.

The sessions are

·         Carers and families of brain injury survivors

·        Care Act assessments of brain injury survivors

·        Psycho-social issues following a brain injury

·        Mental capacity, ABI and social work

·        A round table discussion about how we can develop social work practice for people with an ABI.

The recent ‘James’ Safeguarding Adults Review highlights the importance of training to staff working with people with ABI and this is a great opportunity to develop your understanding of this complex topic. You can attend as many of the sessions as you like – please apply separately to each event you would like to attend.

Francis Lacy Scott, chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum says “Working with people an ABI presents professional challenges; the extent of the impact of the brain injury can be hidden, presenting challenges to assessing the impact on daily living and decision making. The SABIF is pleased to bring together leading experts in this series of events to develop understanding and enhance practice in ABI social work.”

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Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 09 June 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0714 Care Act Assessments of Brain Injury Survivors

These sessions are kindly provided by the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF). The SABIF aims to develop a clearer understanding of acquired brain injury (ABI) within the ABI community in Sussex for the benefit of people with brain injury in all its forms.

Five events are planned, led by experienced professionals and stakeholders. This will give you the perspective of neuropsychology, occupational therapy, social work, lived experience, law and more.

The sessions are

·        Carers and families of ABI survivors

·         Care Act assessments for ABI survivors

·        Psycho-social issues following a brain injury

·        Mental capacity, ABI and social work

·        A round table discussion about how we can develop social work practice for people with an ABI.

The recent ‘James’ Safeguarding Adults Review highlights the importance of training to staff working with people with ABI and this is a great opportunity to develop your understanding of this complex topic. You can attend as many of the sessions as you like – please apply separately to each event you would like to attend.

Francis Lacy Scott, chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum says “Working with people an ABI presents professional challenges; the extent of the impact of the brain injury can be hidden, presenting challenges to assessing the impact on daily living and decision making. The SABIF is pleased to bring together leading experts in this series of events to develop understanding and enhance practice in ABI social work.”

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 13 June 2022 10:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0591 Dementia - Assessing Needs

This one day course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. Prior to attending this course you will already have an understanding of dementia and its psycho-social impact upon individuals and may have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course. There is also a Dementia Advanced skills course, which offers some of the same material but is primarily for those who are working longer term with people with dementia.
This course will equip all those involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers to undertake person-centred needs assessments.

Participants will be expected to have read:

A Manual for good social practice practice: supporting adults who have dementia


Audience: Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Managers / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 24 June 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0716 Mental Capacity, Acquired Brain Injury and Social Work

These sessions are kindly provided by the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SABIF). The SABIF aims to develop a clearer understanding of acquired brain injury (ABI) within the ABI community in Sussex for the benefit of people with brain injury in all its forms.

Five events are planned, led by experienced professionals and stakeholders. This will give you the perspective of neuropsychology, occupational therapy, social work, lived experience, law and more.

The sessions are

·        Carers and families of ABI survivors

·        Care Act assessments of ABI survivors

·        Psycho-social issues following a brain injury

·         Mental capacity, ABI and social work

·        A round table discussion about how we can develop social work practice for people with an ABI.

The recent ‘James’ Safeguarding Adults Review highlights the importance of training to staff working with people with ABI and this is a great opportunity to develop your understanding of this complex topic. You can attend as many of the sessions as you like – please apply separately to each event you would like to attend.

Francis Lacy Scott, chair of the Sussex Acquired Brain Injury Forum says “Working with people an ABI presents professional challenges; the extent of the impact of the brain injury can be hidden, presenting challenges to assessing the impact on daily living and decision making. The SABIF is pleased to bring together leading experts in this series of events to develop understanding and enhance practice in ABI social work.”

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 28 June 2022 09:30 - 13:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0658 Dementia - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 July 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0659 Dementia - Basic Awareness (EVENT FULL)


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0698 Dementia - Assessing Needs

This one day course is for social workers, care managers and occupational therapists involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. Prior to attending this course you will already have an understanding of dementia and its psycho-social impact upon individuals and may have attended the Dementia Basic awareness course. The Dementia Advanced skills course offers some of the same material but is primarily for those who are working longer term with people with dementia. This course will equip all those involved in assessing the needs of people living with dementia and their carers to undertake person-centred needs assessments.

Participants will be expected to have read:

A Manual for good social practice practice: supporting adults who have dementia


Audience: Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Managers / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 27 September 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Microsoft Teams Map

Code: BH/22/0661 Dementia - Advanced Skills

This one-day course is aimed at staff working in provider services who regularly support people with dementia and have some knowledge and experience. It will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their practice and to produce actions to develop their skills. The course builds upon the basic awareness course, covering some of the challenges and dilemmas when supporting people with dementia including managing risk, end of life care and maintaining personal motivation as a professional




Audience:. This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Care Homes / Carers / Home Care Providers / Learning Disability Services / Registered Managers / Senior Staff


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 20 October 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0660 Dementia - Basic Awareness


This one day course is an introductory course ideal for people who have not attended any training on dementia. The course looks at the medical and social models of dementia and considers the attitudes and behaviours that can contribute to a person centred, strengths-based approach to supporting people with dementia.
The course is informed by Skills for Care Standards and is also mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework.

  This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Assessment Services (BHCC) / Care Homes / Care Managers / Carers / Health / Home Care Providers / Housing Services / Learning Disability Services / Mental Health Services / Occupational Therapists / Social Workers

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 November 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map

Code: BH/22/0662 Dementia - Advanced Skills

This one-day course is aimed at staff working in provider services who regularly support people with dementia and have some knowledge and experience. It will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their practice and to produce actions to develop their skills. The course builds upon the basic awareness course, covering some of the challenges and dilemmas when supporting people with dementia including managing risk, end of life care and maintaining personal motivation as a professional




Audience:. This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Care Homes / Carers / Home Care Providers / Learning Disability Services / Registered Managers / Senior Staff


Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 06 December 2022 09:30 - 16:00 Zoom Map