Adult Social Care and Housing Services

Training with Brighton & Hove City Council

We continue to deliver the majority of our course programme online with a few essential courses running face to face at this time.

To view our courses for adult social care and housing providers based in Brighton & Hove, please browse the course catalogue listed to the right of the screen to see available events

We also have elearning available. See the elearning catalogue or browse courses curated specifically for adult social care and children’s services

Guidance for training requirements:
Mandatory Training for Adult Assessment Services       
Training Guidance for BHCC Provider Services
Core and mandatory training guidance from Skills for Care

Reablement in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council in partnership with The Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have developed a reablement workbook for care homes.  A very special thanks to Birch Grove nursing home for working with us and piloting the workbook.

The workbook covers definitions, principles and the reablement journey . The workbook also includes lots of information and exercises and links to a range of resources and learning.  By completing the workbook you will be able to:

Understand common medical conditions
  • Describe common medical conditions that may affect a person
  • Recognise how a medical condition can impact on reablement
Understanding outcomes:
  • Describe what is an outcome
  • Know how outcomes are set
Recognise how to support and review a service user’s progress including:
  • Know how and where to record information about the person
  • Know when and who to refer concerns regarding the person’s progress.

Download the workbook here

A word version is available on request, please contact 

Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework

The Brighton & Hove Safeguarding Adults Board and East Sussex Safeguarding Adults Board has adopted the National  Mental Capacity Act Competency Framework.

The framework:
  • Helps clarify the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the successful implementation of the Mental    Capacity Act.
  • Provides a format for managers and staff to have structured conversations about competency in relation to the Mental Capacity Act.
The framework is a useful aid to continuing professional development.
East Sussex Fire and Rescue - Membership Available

The East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service Care Providers Fire Safety Scheme has been created to improve fire safety in the homes of the people who are at most risk of being victims of fire. It builds upon their existing Home Safety Visit programme by engaging with organisations, public, private and charitable, to help identify people to whom ESFRS can direct its free of charge services.

Care providing organisations who become members of the scheme are participating in a partnership that will improve the safety and well being of their own clients. This partnership will be recognised by the provision of free of charge training and recognition of the organisations participation. Membership is an ideal way in which corporate social responsibility can be enhanced. The Scheme is entirely voluntary both in respect of members and clients. The Scheme is nonstatutory and therefore has no bearing on any other requirements that may or may not be applicable
to individual organisations who become members.  Click here for the application

Healthy Weight Coach - elearning

elearning on healthy weight coach training has been developed by OHID and NHS. This is free training available to all people wanting to support clients with safe and effective weight loss within their existing role.

Access the elearning here:  

Restore 2

What is Restore2?

Restore2 is a physical deterioration and escalation tool designed to help people working in community settings identify physical deterioration early and get the right support in the right timescale for the people they provide care and support for.

Restore2 has five components, these are:
  • Soft Signs of deterioration
  • What’s normal for a resident
  • National Early Warning Score (NEWS)
  • A clear escalation pathway; and
  • A structured communication tool
A care home manager and GP Kent share their experience: RESTORE2 has enabled us to develop a consistency of language which places the resident at the centre of the discussion. This in turn enables us to plan care more efficiently and work with a collaborative approach - with great outcomes

Want to know how you can improve outcomes for the people you support or find out more about Restore2?  Please join our free virtual Restore2 training session  here or contact for more information

Free Webinars 

Skills for Care Masterclass series
Social Media, Recruitment & Retention 

Series of exclusive free masterclasses exploring how to use different social media platforms to boost your recruitment and retention. Delivered by Paul Ince, Digital Marketing Strategist and Consultant

Twitter – 14 June 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 Book now

LinkedIn – 05 July 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 Book now

TikTok – 02 August 2022, 10:00 – 11:30 Book now

Data Protection - National Data Opt-Out Webinar

The national data opt-out gives everyone the ability to stop health and adult social care organisations from sharing their confidential patient information for reasons other than providing their individual care and treatment. It was introduced on 25 May 2018 in line with the National Data Guardian’s recommendations but it did not apply to social care. However, this is about to change.

All CQC registered adult social care providers in England must be compliant with this policy by 31 July 2022.

8th June 2022 at 1430:

29th June 2022 at 1430:

Cyber Security in Your Care Setting

Attending this webinar will help you identify what you need to do to protect your computers and IT systems from cyber threats. This event will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Watch this short video to see how easy it is to unknowingly pass on sensitive information:

15th June 2022 at 1030:                                       

Publish your DSPT in your lunch hour

The deadline for publishing your 2021/22 DSPT is 30 June 2022, but we strongly advise you to start your review now to give you time to complete.

By completing your DSPT, you will provide evidence that you meet all of the minimum legislative requirements of the DPA and UK-GDPR as well as some cyber security best practice. Standards Met is the level that all care providers should be aiming for as it demonstrates that they also meet the health and social care data security standards.

31st May 2022 at 1200-1300:

Review and publish your DSPT in your lunch hour

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is an online self-assessment tool to help adult social care providers in England to store and share information safely.

You need to review and republish your toolkit every year so that it reflects your current data and cyber security arrangements. Don't worry if you have never published, we will help you keep up.

The deadline for publishing your DSPT for 2021/22 is 30 June 2022.
23rd June at 12.30:

Mental Capacity and Consent

Relevant information about people you support is already safely shared between doctors, nurses and other professionals and staff. Very soon, adult social care providers will also be able to access these records.

However, The Integrated Care Record is only provided to health and social care organisations that can comply with the relevant laws about data protection.

Attend this webinar and learn about mental capacity and consent.
16th June 2022 at 1430:

Recruitment & Retention Forum 14 January 2022
- Notes and Links

Below are the notes from the recent Recruitment & Retention Forum hosted by Brighton & Hove City Council.

The notes include the presentations, contact details and useful information from the speakers including:

  • Workforce Development Recruitment & Retention fund update as of the 14/1/22
  • Karen Stevens – Skills for Care Locality Manager – “Making the most of national and local recruitment campaigns” – signposting to opportunities to enhance your recruitment by making the most of campaigns and sharing some ideas to ensure you aren’t missing a trick
  • Carla Butler- Head of Skills and Employment – City Employment Skills Recovery Plan and intro to councils Employment Hub and Education Hub
  • Department of Work and Pensions - Useful links, their Transfer into Care campaign, jobsfairs, events, toolkits and a link to the updated benefits calculator
  • Notes Recruitment & Retention Forum 14/1/2022