Activity Provision in Social Care

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Course Description: 

This training pack will enhance your understanding of the importance of activity in social care, both planned activity and spontaneous activity that will promote a sense of well-being in our service users; it will help you be able to contribute to the planning, delivery and evaluation of activities to meet a range of individual’s different needs and further your understanding of the part activity has to play in providing person centred care.

This workbook supports the QCF Level 2 certificates in Supporting Activities in Social Care as outlined by Skills for Care and enables those working in the sector to develop their understanding of the potential benefits for individuals of engaging in both every day and programmed activities. It will support learners in contributing to planning and delivering individual and group activities and increase learners' understanding of how activity has an important role in person-centered care

This workbook is aimed primarily at Agincare staff working in a residential Care Home setting and Live in Care Services but can equally apply to those in AUK Ltd both where the care workers visits are scheduled for longer for social care and support or limited to short visits for personal care remembering the sections of the book you will read about social engagement in terms of conversation and reminiscence. 

Agincare’s ‘Activity Pack’ has been issued to staff and is available in all of Agincare’s Care Homes and should be used to support learning gained from this workbook.

Acknowledgements

This workbook has drawn on resources available from Skills for Care, National Association of Providers of Activities for older people (NAPA), the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Warwick (PSSRU), the South West Dementia Partnership, from information from Think Local Act Personal and on Agincare’s own in house Activity Pack developed by Casey Townsend as part of her project work for her National Skills Academy Graduate Scheme.

References:

Verghese . J (2003) & New England Medical Journal 2003: Leisure Activities and the Risk of Dementia in the Elderly

Cacioppo. J  & Patrick. W (2006) Loneliness, Human nature & the need for social connections

House. J (2001) Social isolation kills, but how & why? Psychosomatic medicine.

Cathran. M, White. M., Bond. J, Learmouth. A. (2005) Preventing social isolation and loneliness among older people: a systematic review of health promoting intervention. Ageing & Society.

Knapp. M, Perkins. M & Snell. T. (2010) Building community capacity: making an economic case

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand Activity Provision in Social Care
  2. Understand the Delivery of Activities in Social Care
  3. Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care
  4. Dementia Awareness

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