Cheshire - Living Well, Dying Well

Training Courses

"Friends against Scams"

‘Friends against Scams’ are running a one hour presentation for anyone working with vulnerable service users, those that are elderly, those with disabilities or are house bound and socially isolated. The session will give understanding to prevent the vulnerable becoming victims of scams such as cold callers, telephone scams, junk mail and so forth.

The session is followed by an overview of our Community Ambassador programme.

2:00pm - 3:30pm

9 November 2017

Winterley Grange

Wheelock Heath Business Court

Sandbach CW11 4RQ

 

Make A Difference Just By Talking

 

Description

Many people are unprepared for their own or their loved ones death: wills have not been written and end of life plans and wishes not discussed.

Death is not an easy thing to discuss but peace of mind, quality of care and living well depend on us being able to talk about it openly and sensitively throughout the life course.

This course will enable staff and volunteers to discuss death, dying and loss and promote health and wellbeing with service users.

Aims & objectives

Aim

To be confident and competent to create talking points about death, dying and loss with service users

Objectives

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Dates

t.b.c.

 

Feedback

“The whole session was useful and it will help the team to respond to this issue. It has given me the confidence to be more proactive.” Alzheimer’s Society, Cheshire West and Chester, 10 July 2013

“Being able to summarise the benefits, which could be communicated to service users without the need to have a ‘difficult’ conversation.’’ SMART, Congleton, 24 October 2013

“Tips on how to raise these matters with clients and families.” Course held at CLWDW partnership, 7 January 2014

"[The best aspect] was gaining confidence to discuss the subject with our residents.' Plus Dane Group, Congleton, 3 April 2014

 

Taking Action

 

Description

Many people are unprepared for their own or their loved ones death. Consequently, it is important that more is done to encourage the public to think about, talk about and take action in relation to death, dying and loss throughout the life course.
 
The course will equip staff and volunteers to raise awareness and promote action about important end of life plans and wishes with service users. The course includes information about making a will, making a funeral plan, planning future care and support, organ donation and informing family members or friends about plans and wishes throughout the life course.

Aims & objectives

Aim

To enable service users to take important actions to live well and die well

Objectives

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Dates

t.b.c.

Feedback

“Really interesting to know about the various organisations/websites that can provide help and advice. Course was presented in a really interesting way- I thought it would be depressing.” Cheshire West and Chester Library Service, 5 November 2013

“Enabled me to consider all of the actions I, and my clients, need to take to make the whole process less stressful for all involved.” Alzheimer’s Society, Cheshire West and Chester, 11 November 2013

“Very important to know about wills, how to write them and how to get advice; options for funerals and the important of talking about these issues.” Course held at CLWDW partnership, 31 January 2014

 

Live for Today; Plan for Tomorrow Workshop

 

Description

Writing a Will, Lasting Power of Attorney and sorting out your financial affairs can bring peace of mind. Doing these things throughout our life means that we are prepared if the unexpected happens. This informal and interactive course considers how to go about this and includes a question and answer session with a solicitor and financial adviser.

The course will enable members of the public to learn about what happens to their dependents, money, property and possessions after death and how Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney ensure that wishes are carried out.

Aims & objectives

The workshop will give you the opportunity to;

Duration

2 hours

Dates

October

Friday 20 October 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm

St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice, Grosvenor House, Queensway, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1BH

November

Wednesday 22 November 2017

2:00pm – 4:00pm

East Cheshire Hospice, Millbank Dr, Macclesfield SK10 3DR

Feedback

“Excellent workshop.”
“Really enjoyed Question and Answer session.”
“Informative and accessible workshop.”

 

Bereavement Support

 

Description

Understanding the roles of individuals and agencies in the days immediately following death can help carers provide a professional and sensitive response to bereaved relatives. The course will focus on the role of the undertaker, the care of the deceased, the purpose and procedures of embalming, the preparation for the funeral, post funeral actions and much more.

It is important that staff and volunteers are able to offer comfort and support to bereaved families and friends. This course will raise awareness of the procedures following bereavement and provide the necessary knowledge and skills to offer practical advice to relatives.

This course is provided by representatives of Crewe Funeral Services in support of the Cheshire Living Well Dying Well Partnership.

This course is held at Crewe Funeral Services offices, 250 Crewe Road, Shavington, Crewe, CW2 5AQ. 

 

Aims & objectives

Aim

To be confident and competent to support bereaved family and friends

Objectives

Duration

Two x 2 hour sessions (part one followed by part two)

Dates

Part One

 To be confirmed

Part Two

To be confirmed

Feedback

“Very informative and beneficial, an extremely useful course which will be
of great influence in my future career.” Nursing Student

“I found the training very interesting and I have learned a lot about issues
surrounding bereavement.The whole thing was very relaxed and I didn't feel
out of place.” Support Worker for adults with learning difficulties

“We deal with the dying, dead and bereaved persons all the time in our work, butt his has been the best advice and grounding in death and dying in the whole 3 years of my training. It covered everything I could want to know and will hopefully help me become an empathic, supportive person in my role in the future.” Nursing Student

“I found the training very interesting professionally, and a great help to me personally.” Care Assistant