Behind Closed Doors Workshop – GAMBLING

Behind Closed Doors Workshop – GAMBLING

Behind Closed Doors Workshop: GAMBLING

Gambling Workshop Training

*New for Autumn 2021* 

Another of our Behind Closed Doors Workshop Series, this 2 hour session provides an introduction to gambling and gambling-related harm. It can be difficult to know if someone has a problem with gambling – and even if we see some signs we may not know how to respond. 

According to the Gambling Commission it’s likely that 47% of people in the UK have gambled in some way in the last 4 weeks, and it’s estimated that approximately 430,000 people are suffering from compulsive gambling, with only an estimated 5% seeking help from a gambling programme or gambling rehab. This means that 95% of problem gamblers are at risk of their lives being dramatically affected, including a high prevalence of debt and depression.

So many people are affected by gambling, yet many do not open up and talk about their addiction, so they are left to suffer in silence behind closed doors. I’m keen to make sure the support is there for them – this workshop is a start”

Lee Booth

Training Manager, Society Matters cic

What will you learn about Gambling?

Our training is designed and delivered by experts with front-end experience of working with people who are experiencing gambling-related harm and their support networks. Our aim is always to give workshop participants the confidence to get started with making their mark on the lives of the people they are aiming to help. 

By the end of this 2 hour workshop you will:

Understand the hidden impact gambling can have on people’s lives
Recognise the signs of gambling-related harm
Know the specialist services that can be referred to for help

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

Book your place for only £35.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

Behind Closed Doors Workshop – DEMENTIA

Behind Closed Doors Workshop – DEMENTIA

Carers and Caring Matters Online Training

Let’s Talk About Dementia Workshop Training

If you’d like to be a bit more familiar with dementia and the early signs of the condition, you’d like to be clear on the facts rather than the myths, and know what support is available for people and their families who are facing the condition, this 2 hour workshop training session is an ideal introduction.

This training was set at a good pace, friendly presenter and obviously very knowledgeable on the subject. I now know how to interact with clients with this condition.

Tony, Government Department

Who should attend?

This is an open session which is specifically geared to welfare professionals working in the community and voluntary sectors, local authorities, social workers, housing associations, work coaches and general welfare advisers who are supporting people facing dementia, or their families. This training will enable you to build a deeper understanding of the condition.

A follow-on workshop is also available that builds on Let’s Talk About Dementia (it’s essential you attend session 1 first please). This second session, ‘Dementia Matters’ is designed to enable you to explore the advice needs of families, available welfare benefits and how to access them, and the ways that carers can manage the affairs of someone living with dementia appropriately, and with dignity.

Informative and interesting course which makes you understand dementia in others, and help towards carers and family through support organisations.

Carol, Housing Officer

What will you learn about Dementia?

Our training is designed and delivered by experts with front-end experience of supporting people experiencing dementia and their families. Our aim is always to give course participants the confidence to get started with making their mark on the lives of the people they are aiming to help. 

By the end of this 2 hour workshop you will:

Be aware of the early symptoms of Dementia​

Be informed of the myths surrounding Dementia​

Know where to refer people for additional support

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

Book your place for only £35.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

CARERS AND CARING MATTERS ONLINE TRAINING

CARERS AND CARING MATTERS ONLINE TRAINING

Carers and Caring Matters Online Training

Carers and Caring Matters Training

There are an estimated 6 million carers in the UK as of January 2021 and 2.3 million additional people on average become carers every year. Life as a carer can prove stressful, juggling employment with caring responsibilities, navigating the difficulties of the complex welfare benefit system, and maintaining financial stability. Without access to the right support and information this can take a toll on the carer’s quality of life, critically, their finances and mental health, both of which can have a major impact on their capacity as a carer.

Who should attend?

This half day training course is delivered through a highly interactive online session, and is particularly geared to welfare professionals working in the community and voluntary sectors, local authorities, social workers, housing associations, work coaches and general welfare advisers who are supporting carers and people receiving support from a carer and want to build their knowledge and confidence about the support available. 

What will you learn about Carers and Caring Matters?

Our training is designed and delivered by experts with front-end experience of supporting both adult and young carers with stabilising their financial position through  successful benefits claims.

Through case studies, group discussion and quizzes we will bring your new knowledge to life, giving course participants the confidence to get started with making their mark on the lives of the people they are aiming to help.

During this 4 hour course you will learn about:

Welfare benefits that may be available to carers and the qualifying disability benefits for the person in need of care.

How to navigate support from the local authority for people in need of care and the carers supporting them

Disabled Facilities Grants and how to claim them

Young carers and what it means to be one

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

Book your place for only £45.00 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

GET TO GRIPS WITH PERSONAL INDEPENDENCE PAYMENT (PIP)

Get to Grips with Personal Independence Payment

“Get to Grips with PIP” made it very easy to understand and once explained it takes away the mystery!”

Annie, Salvation Army

Get to Grips with PIP training course

Only about 14% of initial Personal Independence Payment (PIP) applications are successful first time round, and 1 in 4 people with a long-term health condition or disability are believed to give up on their PIP application due to a lack of support or because the application process has made them feel worse.

The Society Matters cic Get to Grips with PIP course is designed and delivered by experts in their field, so you can make your mark on these statistics. 

Watch some of our feedback videos about the Get to Grips with PIP course here

Who should attend this course?

This PIP training course, which is delivered in a virtual classroom environment, is designed to help the people and organisations that are providing social welfare support. In just two half day sessions you will be helped to really understand the key drivers for PIP assessments, and be capable of helping your clients to navigate the application process to give them the highest possible chance of getting their full benefit entitlement first time round.

What will you learn?

Through a combination of case studies, exercises, quizzes and insights from our welfare benefits ‘expert in the room’, you will be guided through the complexities of PIP, so by the end of this training you will be able to understand:

What is ‘PIP’?

Who is eligible for PIP?

How to apply for PIP – understanding the application form

How to navigate the 12 PIP descriptors

How to challenge PIP decisions  

“The tutors are knowledgeable and are able to give practical examples and real life cases which puts the rules and how they are applied into a real life perspective.”

Lynne, Gateshead charity

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

Book your place for only £59.50 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

LET’S TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

Let’s Talk About Mental Health Workshop Training

Let’s Talk About Mental Health 

 

You’re hard pressed to turn on the TV or look through social media today without someone talking about being aware of your mental health and seeking to improve it. However, are you confident you really understand what they mean by mental health? Do you feel you have sufficient understanding to support people who let you know they are facing challenges with their mental health?

This training is designed to lay out the basics about mental health and challenge some of the stereotypes and assumptions.

What will you learn?

This 3 hour online workshop session will help you to build your knowledge and understanding of mental health issues, and offer the opportunity for reflection, discussion and practical implementation of learning and plans of action, in a safe environment. In particular you will be supported to:

  • Increase your knowledge of common mental health conditions and why it’s important to know
  • Understand the mental health continuum and consider your place on it
  • Be aware of the common causes of mental health problems and learn practical strategies to deal with them
  • Know when and where to get further support, should you need it

How much will it cost?

Society Matters cic is registered as a community interest company. Our profits are gift-aided to charity. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on fair and affordable pricing.

£45 + vat per person

Discounts may be available for groups and multiple bookings. Please ask!

Please get in touch to discuss various in-house training options, or to find out about future courses.