All Training courses

Training of relevance to third sector organisations in Leeds from various providers. Note the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers. Providers can upload relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account.

Knowing Your Community

9 January at 10:00am to 1:00pm, 2018
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care.  We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice.  We will also look at how patient champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom heard groups.  
Venue Old Fire Station
Gipton Approach, Leeds LS9 6NL
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group or a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Community Health Educator Training

16 January to Tuesday 6 March, 2018
Provided by Barca-Leeds
Description Community Health Educators support local people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing and get involved in activities and services.

Barca-Leeds are seeking enthusiastic, personable and committed individuals to undertake our 2018 Community Health Educator course, leading to paid sessional work in West Leeds. 

Interviews for the course will be on Tuesday 9 January and the course will be held each Tuesday at Little London Community Centre for 8 weeks, starting on Tuesday 16 January.  The course will run between 10.00am and 2.00pm and lunch will be provided.
Venue Little London Community Centre
Learning outcomes The course is designed to give participants skills and knowledge around all aspects of health and wellbeing as well as offering tips on confidence building and working in a professional environment. Following successful completion of the course you will be eligible to work with Barca’s team of Community Development Workers on a range of activities such as community consultation, groups and events in West Leeds.
Suitable for Enthusiastic, personable and committed individuals.
How to book If you are interested, please contact Jasmine Swinnerton by 3 January at jasmine.swinnerton@barca-leeds.org or on 0113 2951043
Cost Free

Diversity Awareness Training

18 January at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2018
Provided by Community Links
Description The aim of this course is to provide a basic awareness of issues around diversity. This half-day course is an introduction to diversity. Attitudes to difference and diversity are explored and participants will increase their understanding of issues such as prejudice and stereotyping. Participants will explore the concept of ‘celebrating diversity’ and learn how to overcome barriers.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of this course participants will be able to: • Understand diversity • Improve their work environment and services • Comply with anti-discrimination legislation • Ensure individuals are aware of their rights and responsibilities
Suitable for The course is aimed at people who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of some of these issues.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50.00 per delegate
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will outline the ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients and will provide examples of feedback we have received and actions LTHT has taken in response to that feedback. 
Venue Meeting Room 048, St James Hospital
SJH Education Training & Development Centre, Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • The different ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients • Some of the themes which have come out of feedback into LTHT in the past year and the actions we have taken in response • The importance of providing feedback in ensuring that our patients’ voice is heard
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Patient Participation Groups (PPGs)

27 January at 9:30am to 12:30pm, 2018
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will explore the role of patient participation groups.  Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.
Venue Leeds Student Medical Practice
Leeds LS2 9AE
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Recognise the key organisations in the NHS • Be able to explain the role of primary care • Understand the key challenges to primary care • Be able to outline the different approaches to primary care in Leeds • Be able to talk about the characteristics of effective PPGs • Be able to explain how patient champions can influence the decision-making process in primary care
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will outline the ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients, will and will provide examples of feedback we have received and actions LTHT has taken in response to that feedback. 
Venue Meeting Room 051, Level 7 Bexley Wing
St James' Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • The different ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients • Some of the themes which have come out of feedback into LTHT in the past year and the actions we have taken in response • The importance of providing feedback in ensuring that our patients’ voice is heard
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Introducing the NHS

13 February at 10:00am to 2:00pm, 2018
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will look at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS organisations and patients. We will explore the new NHS landscape and look at how NHS organisations are structured locally.  We will also look at national drivers for change including government policies, the rising demand for health and social care and the impact of the Francis report. 
Venue NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Wira House West Park Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group (PPG) or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will look at why patient champions are essential in the development of local health services.  We will outline the roles of the patient champion and explore how they can influence service change.  
Venue NHS Leeds West CCG
Wira House West Park Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Campaign Bootcamp
Description

Everyday Activism is a new local programme that supports people to learn how to campaign on issues that matter to them. 
We often face problems in our lives that feel beyond our ability to change. Benefits cuts. Unstable or underpaid work. Discrimination or abuse because of what we look like or where we are from. 
It doesn’t have to be this way. Working together, we can turn the things that frustrate us into campaigns that make society more fair for everyone. 
Everyday Activism is a free of charge, Yorkshire-based training programme designed to support you to develop the skills, community and confidence you need to start campaigning and make real change. 

Through face to face sessions, you’ll learn how to set goals, find your target, plan a strategy. You can have a go at starting a petition, organising a creative demonstration or talking to the media. 
You’ll learn how to get people to listen to you.
To be part of Everyday Activism you need a group of people who share your experiences and concerns and are ready to act together to improve life for your community. Time and location of sessions are flexible. 

https://campaignbootcamp.org/everyday-activism/

Venue Across Leeds
Training can be delivered at any venue across Leeds that suits that needs of the group.
Learning outcomes Through face to face sessions, you'll learn how to set goals, find your target, plan a strategy. You can have a go at starting a petition, organising a creative demonstration or talking to the media.
Suitable for In particular we are interested in supporting people from the following groups: Refugees/asylum seekers and Migrants People with experience of the mental health system Working class parents
How to book Please contact Ishah@campaignbootcamp.org for details of how to book training
Cost Free

Diversity Awareness

4 June at 1:30pm to 4:30pm, 2018
Provided by Community Links
Description This half-day course is an introduction to diversity. Attitudes to difference and diversity are explored and participants will increase their understanding of issues such as prejudice and stereotyping. Participants will explore the concept of ‘celebrating diversity’ and learn how to overcome barriers to relating.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of this course participants will be able to: •Understand diversity •Improve their work environment and services •Comply with anti-discrimination legislation •Ensure individuals are aware of their rights and responsibilities
Suitable for The course is aimed at people who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of some of these issues.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate.
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This course is aimed at voluntary and community organisations who want to demonstrate the difference their project makes. We will cover clarifying and evidencing outcomes to support funding applications and demonstrate the impact of your work. The course will include:

  • Developing aims, outcomes and indicators
  • Methods of measuring and evidencing the progress and impact of your work
  • Planning your monitoring and evaluation
  • What funders look for in bids
Venue Manningham Mills Community Centre
Lilycroft Road Bradford BD9 5BD
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book To book please visit: https://data.bdip.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=453&reset=1
Cost Half Day Course Fees - Choose the appropriate price band: Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District: £40.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations: £60.00 Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals: £120.00

Group Facilitation Skills

21 June at 9:30am to 4:30pm, 2018
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course equips participants with theory and skills for effective group facilitation.

The course gives participants a psychologically informed, skills based approach to group facilitation using a training model designed specifically for this course.

The course uses a number of learning activities and requires high levels of participation for practicing and reflecting on skills.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand more about group process theories • Be aware of what to consider when leading a group • Start to understand and ‘spot’ group processes • Have practiced facilitation skills
Suitable for This course is for people with some experience of working in groups and aims to provide a theoretical and practical learning experience to develop and consolidate group facilitation skills.
How to book To book your space please contact me at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate.
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will explore the role of patient participation groups.  Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.  
Venue West Leeds Family Practice
Farsley Leeds LS28 5DJ
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Recognise the key organisations in the NHS • Be able to explain the role of primary care • Understand the key challenges to primary care • Be able to outline the different approaches to primary care in Leeds • Be able to talk about the characteristics of effective PPGs • Be able to explain how patient champions can influence the decision-making process in primary care
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by TransLeeds
Description

The "Essentials" workshop is valuable for both friends and family of transgender people. Has a friend or family member come out to you and you would like to understand more? This is for you. It is also useful to anyone working in a customer facing role as you will learn how to interact politely with transgender people. Anyone working in HR or management will also benefit from understanding the laws that support transgender employees, and what to expect when an employee begins transition. You will also learn how you can make your workplace more inclusive.

Tickets available on Ticket Tailor -> http://buytickets.at/transleeds/196909

The "Essentials" transgender training course covers the following : Terminology, Understanding Transgender Identities and Transition Understanding, Why Trans People Need Your Support, Dos and Don'ts, The Law, The Workplace, Why Trans People Are Amazing Q and A.

The training includes interactive workshops where participants can get involved. and a Q&A at the end where any questions you have can be asked in a safe, non-judgemental environment. A participation certificate is given to all attendees. Basic Fee - £10 per person For individuals. Concessionary places are available for anyone who can not afford it. On-Site Workshops - £150 per session plus expenses.

The workshop can be brought to you and your employees. The sessions will be custom made to suit your requirements, for example, HR may need more information regarding trans employees, and customer facing staff may need more information on interacting with transgender customers or service users.

Maximum of 15 attendees at a time to ensure everyone has a chance to participate. Email for details.

Venue: Yorkshire Dance is very close to Leeds Bus Station, opposite the BBC Building. It is fully accessible with lift access, and gender neutral facilities are available

Who Is Delivering The Training? Natasha Handley is a transgender woman and coordinator for local trans advocacy charity TransLeeds and an organiser of Trans Pride Leeds. She provides trans awareness training and consultation to the MPs around Leeds as well as organisations such as Leeds City Council, National Ambulance Service, HM Prison Service, Public Health England, and local clinics.

Venue Yorkshire Dance
3 St Peter's Square Leeds LS9 8AH
Learning outcomes The 'Essentials' transgender training course covers the following : Terminology Understanding Transgender Identities and Transition Understanding Why Trans People Need Your Support Dos and Don'ts The Law The Workplace Why Trans People Are Amazing Q and A
Suitable for The 'Essentials' workshop is valuable for both friends and family of transgender people. Has a friend or family member come out to you and you would like to understand more? This is for you. It is also useful to anyone working in a customer facing role as you will learn how to interact politely with transgender people. Anyone working in HR or management will also benefit from understanding the laws that support transgender employees, and what to expect when an employee begins transition. You will also learn how you can make your workplace more inclusive.
How to book Tickets available on Ticket Tailor: http://buytickets.at/transleeds/196909
Cost £10. Free tickets are also available for anyone who needs them.

Social Venture School - Leeds

30 October at 9:30am to Wednesday 31 October at 4:00pm, 2018
Provided by Participate Projects
Description Social Venture School Leeds is a 2 day workshop on how to set up your own social venture.  
 
What will you get out of it?
2 days to think about and plan how to....
• develop an idea
• chose the right legal structure
• communicate it well
• finance it
• sustain it
• find funding and successfully apply
• manage money well

What’s the commitment?
2 days of your time, with follow up meetings if you want more support. We understand that 2 days is a big commitment, so we make sure the time is packed with information, advice, opportunities to network and lots of interactive and small group work. 

Who is it delivered by?
The school will be delivered by Participate, a community regeneration charity that supports both new and existing individuals and organisations to develop and grow social ventures. Participate will bring in specialist speakers and partners to help deliver the Social Venture School. 
 
The Course is free to attend thanks to funding from Heart of Experian. 
 
Venue The Arch Cafe - Harrison Room
15 Mark Lane Leeds LS2 8JA
Learning outcomes The 2 days will give you the chance to think about the legal structure you want your idea to take, the ways you might be able to fund it, ideas for monitoring and a structure to produce a plan that you can share these thoughts with others to get support.
Suitable for This training is suitable for anyone with an idea for community benefit that they want to make sustainable. We work with people wanting to set up social enterprises, charities, communities groups and those not sure what they want to be they just want to make their idea work in the best way possible. It's open to all who are ready to move forwards with their idea. Please get in touch to talk about you idea to confirm your place.
How to book Please either email rachel@participateprojects.org.uk or phone 01274 288010 for more information or book free at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-venture-school-leeds-tickets-49130100453
Cost Free

Knowing Your Community

4 December at 5:30pm to 8:30pm, 2018
Provided by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Description This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care.  We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice.  We will also look at how patient champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom heard groups.  
Venue NHS Leeds CCG
WIRA House, Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group or a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Anna Walters at: Tel: 0113 843 5470 Email: anna.walters@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Interact: Centre for Intercultural Learning & Action
Description This new, one day, workshop will explore the practical benefits an intercultural approach provides family and community engagement services and professionals.

Workshop overview:-
  1. this is a new and innovative workshop
  2. the workshop combines practical and theoretical perspectives, with the focus being on the practical requirements of workshop delegates
  3. the workshop is flexible and adaptable, and will be shaped by delegate participation
The workshop is based on 4 units, taking delegates through practical and theoretical intercultural concepts and competencies.   The 4 workshop units are:-
  1. Engagement: reflection upon contemporary engagement issues and challenges
  2. Intercultural theories: a review of interdisciplinary intercultural concepts
  3. Intercultural competencies: practical cultural and intercultural competencies
  4. Intercultural practice: exploring the alignment of family and community engagement practice with intercultural intentionality
Venue Horsforth Children's Centre
North Broadgate Lane Horsforth Leeds LS18 5AF
Learning outcomes Delegates will:- * undertake - personal and professional - self-reflection and share cultural perspectives * gain insights and an understanding of cultural intelligence * gain insights and an understanding of intercultural thinking * have an opportunity to reflect on the practical application of intercultural competency
Suitable for Workshop target audience includes: * children's centre managers * school leaders and school engagement personnel * equality and diversity personnel * early childhood education and care managers and practitioners * family support workers * parental involvement workers * community development workers * community trainers and educators * community development and community support workers
How to book Further details, leaflets and registration forms available from either: * interact.paul@gmail.com * interactglobal.co
Cost £20 per delegate. Light refreshments, snacks and hot & cold drinks will be provided.
Provided by Interact: Centre for Intercultural Learning & Action
Description Developing Intercultural Competency

This is a practical and hands-on workshop.  Building from a personal and professional perspective, the workshop focuses on practical cultural intelligence and intercultural competency.

Workshop overview:-
  1. this is a new and innovative intercultural workshop
  2. the workshop is practical and hands-on, with the focus being the circumstances and requirements of workshop delegates
  3. the workshop is flexible and adaptable, shaped by delegate participation
  4. the workshop will be conducted in a respectful and exploratory manner
The workshop is based on 3 interconnected, practical, pillars taking delegates through a journey of intercultural exploration.   The 3, flexible, workshop pillars are:-
  1. The delegate: a focus on individual workshop delegate's own cultural insights and experiences
  2. The concept: a practical, hands-on, focus on what is meant by cultural intelligence and intercultural competency
  3. The competency: the workshop will frame delegate participation and observations in terms of intercultural advantage
Venue Horsforth Children's Centre
North Broadgate Lane Horsforth Leeds LS18 5AF
Learning outcomes Delegates will:- * undertake practical cultural self-reflection and share cultural perspectives * gain insights into cultural intelligence * gain insights into intercultural thinking * have an opportunity to reflect on the practical application of intercultural competency
Suitable for Workshop target audience include: Managers and staff, across private and public services, with an interest in exploring personal and professional cultural diversity and intercultural advantage, for example:- * Human resource professionals and staff * Equality and diversity managers and staff * Recruitment personnel * Trainers and educators * Community activists and community development workers * Community and family engagement workers
How to book Further details, leaflets and registration forms available from either: * interact.paul@gmail.com * interactglobal.co
Cost £20 per delegate. Light refreshments, snacks and hot & cold drinks will be provided.
Provided by The Neighbourhood Project CIC
Description

This training session will discuss the legal powers available to neighbourhoods to have greater control over planning and building since the Localism Act. It will examine how a community can now draw up and adopt a Neighbourhood Development Plan and can itself pass forms of planning permission using Neighbourhood Development Orders and Community Right To Build Orders.

This session will also consider how a neighbourhood can promote more affordable homes through the community-led housing schemes and community land trusts. It will also look at ways to protect and conserve the natural environment.

This session is free and will take place at the Life Centre in Bierley, light refreshments provided. If you wish to attend then please either telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk

Venue The Life Centre
102-104 Bierley House Avenue Bierley Bradford BD4 6BU
Learning outcomes Understand the legal powers available to neighbourhoods concerning the planning system and how to access these.
Suitable for Anybody who is interested in influencing planning in their neighbourhood, wishes to see more affordable housing or who wishes to protect and conserve the environment.
How to book Telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Cost Free

Free Retail Training

29 April at 9:30am to Friday 3 May at 4:00pm
Provided by Think Employment
Description
This is a free training course starting on 29th April 2019.
Training runs Monday to Friday 9:30am-4:00pm from our learning centre in Leeds.
Training will cover the basics of Retail.
Learners will also benefit from our in-house recruitment service to help them find a job.
 
To be eligible for this course you must:
Be over the age of 19
Have lived in the UK or EU for at least 3 years
Be in receipt of a work related benefit or on a low income wage
Venue Think Employment Leeds
Think Employment Leeds Unit 4, St David’s Court David Street, Leeds LS11 5QA
Learning outcomes Understanding the business of Retail. Hows to provide excellent customer service. Important health, safety and security information in Retail. Understanding the retail selling process. Equality and Diversity in the workplace.
Suitable for Anyone looking to get into a job in retail.
How to book To book, call Think Employment on 0800 433 7042.
Cost Free.
Provided by The Neighbourhood Project CIC
Description This session follows on from the previous week's training about neighbourhood planning and building powers. It is for anybody who has ideas for a new project as a result of the training, for instance to draw up a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their local area, and would like further advice and support in taking this forward.
Venue The Life Centre
102-104 Bierley House Avenue Bierley Bradford BD4 6BU
Learning outcomes Identifying and planning actions to take forward a new project.
Suitable for Anybody with ideas for a new project connected with neighbourhood planning and building powers.
How to book Telephone or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07941 385306 or email him using mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk
Cost Free
Provided by Charity Box
Description This CRM training session will equip your small charity or non-profit with the tools, skills and confidence you need to make CRM software work for you. We’ll be starting with the basics, running through key definitions and best practices before giving some live, interactive examples of a CRM workflow in action. Engagement and questions throughout are encouraged as to give you as many useful takeaways as possible.

Book through Tickets for Good, who donate a portion of your fee to various charities: https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1409-crm-training-for-charities
Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
VAL You, Stringer House , 34 Lupton Street , Leeds
Learning outcomes * Gain a greater understanding of how CRM can benefit your organisation and stakeholders * Learn the skills, tools and confidence you need to integrate and maintain a CRM * Take part in a live CRM demonstration * Learn how to overcome common objections and win support for CRM integration within your team and senior management. All delegates are offered a free 45 minute post-training consultation with the trainer.
Suitable for The session is ideal for those working with data, crafting supporter journeys or responsible for internal and external comms. It may also be of interest to decision-makers such as trustees who wish to know more about the process of integrating a CRM into the organisation.
How to book https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1409-crm-training-for-charities
Cost £35 early bird, £40 full price
Provided by DeafBlind UK
Description

Andrew William Barnes from Deafblind UK will be delivering free training around communication with people living with sight and hearing loss.

Andrew is promising a fun and creative session, which will challenge misconceptions and promote better understanding of communication with people living with sight and hearing loss.

Training is open to absolutely anyone with plenty of spaces available to book. The event will be held at Stringer House, home of Voluntary Action Leeds.

If you would like to book your place please visit the eventbrite page here

Venue Voluntary Action Leeds
Stringer House. 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet Leeds LS10 2QW
Learning outcomes
Suitable for Anyone looking to learn more about communicating with people who have hearing or visual impairments
How to book Register on the eventbrite page below
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Cost
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course is for anyone who supports people in rented accommodation. It looks in detail at when someone can claim UC or HB to help with their housing costs, how they are assessed and paid, and what you can do to help your clients safeguard their home.  

Methods: A mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.  

Tutor: Jana Elles has worked as a generalist advice worker for well over twenty years, and as a Welfare Rights specialist for ten. She has delivered training nationally for LASA and Citizens Advice, and latterly to advice centres, support agencies and housing associations. Although legally trained, her ongoing advice work experience mean her training is accessible and clear. Jana will provide detailed information combined with practical tips for getting the best from the benefits system for your clients.

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of support for rental costs through the systems of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course will cover the essential elements of housing law most relevant to support work staff, including the importance of identifying housing status and an overview of related possession proceedings, covering required notices and documentation.  

Methods: will include direct trainer teaching; group discussion; exercises and example case studies, as well as the opportunity for questions. Course materials will be given to each participant.

Trainer: Heather Collins has over 25 years’ experience working in the housing and homelessness sector. She has approaching 15 years’ experience working in frontline services ranging from direct access hostels, tenancy sustainment, resettlement, and housing casework, for various charities and organisations, including St Mungo’s, Crisis and Shelter.  For the past 10 years, Heather has worked for Shelter as a trainer delivering training for the NHAS with the aim of enabling frontline providers to deliver good quality housing and homelessness advice and support and facilitate the prevention of homelessness.

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of Housing Law most relevant to support staff in carrying out their housing support role.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place.
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: UC aims to encourage claimants into full time work. This course looks at what work seeking people have to do to keep their UC, what happens if they cannot seek work - for example if they have ill health - and at how working affects their UC. The day examines the UC work 'conditionality' rules to enable your clients to better manage their claim and at the impacts of your client failing to do what they are supposed to do. If you help people on UC this course will help you by looking at simple, practical steps that you can do to help them manage their claim.  

Methods: A mixture of tutor input, discussion among participants and practical exercises. A course pack will be given to each participant.

Tutor: Jana Elles has worked as a generalist advice worker for well over twenty years, and as a Welfare Rights specialist for ten. She has delivered training nationally for LASA and Citizens Advice, and latterly to advice centres, support agencies and housing associations. Although legally trained, her ongoing advice work experience means her training is accessible and clear. Jana will provide detailed information combined with practical tips for getting the best from the benefits system for your clients

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of Universal Credit and associated work related requirements.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost £55 per place
Provided by GIPSIL
Description

Course content: This course will explain the key features of assured shorthold tenancies, including deposit protection and required, supporting documentation.  It will provide an overview of related possession proceedings, covering requisite notices.  

Methods: will include direct trainer teaching; group discussion; exercises and example case studies, as well as the opportunity for questions. Course materials will be given to each participant.

Trainer: Heather Collins has over 25 years’ experience working in the housing and homelessness sector. She has approaching 15 years’ experience working in frontline services ranging from direct access hostels, tenancy sustainment, resettlement, and housing casework, for various charities and organisations, including St Mungo’s, Crisis and Shelter.  For the past 10 years, Heather has worked for Shelter as a trainer delivering training for the NHAS with the aim of enabling frontline providers to deliver good quality housing and homelessness advice and support and facilitate the prevention of homelessness.

Venue GIPSIL Community Support Centre
1 Woodfield Court LEEDS LS8 3NT
Learning outcomes Will achieve a comprehensive overview of the requirements of assured shorthold tenancies.
Suitable for New and experienced support and advice workers.
How to book To request a booking form email sarah.duffy@engageleeds.org.uk or carole.denton@gipsil.org.uk. Alternatively, access GIPSIL's website.
Cost 55 per place.