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Power and Control – Getting it Right!

Delivery: In-Person
Duration: one day
Audience: Professionals, Parents and carers, People who get support
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Life is about more than getting by.  This course will help people lead good lives where they are in control.  Learn how people who get support and the people who support them can work together and use their power to help people get the life they want
‘It was a really empowering, positive training…[the person getting support] was so inspired by Lynnette and Gregor’s stories she made a list of things she would like to do in her life. ????. It was great to see her coming out of her shell during the training and feeling comfortable in speaking up. Brilliant outcome!’

About This Course

If you support people or get support yourself, this is essential training for you.

Life is about more than getting by.  This course will help people lead good lives where they are in control.  Learn how people who get support and the people who support them can work together and use their power to help people get the life they want.

  • Do you want to discover what we all need to live a good life, and how to make it happen?
  • Would you like to become more aware of the power and control that you have, and learn how to support more equal relationships?
  • Would you like to develop skills to help people take control?

If you answered ‘yes’ – come and learn with ARC’s training team.  This course is very different to other training courses. You will learn from the real powerful and personal experiences of people who get support told live in the room – ARC Scotland Associates. We use a range of approaches to help participants to learn together including films, stories, presentations, discussions and interactive exercises.  People receiving, delivering or planning support will be learning together side by side, creating a unique and rich learning experience for everyone involved.

Prices

£150 workers / £20 people who get support or have a disability, or parents / carers

Face to face course, 1 day (10am – 4pm)

 

Who is it for?

This course is for anyone who receives support and the people that support them.  This includes:

  • People who get support
  • People who work delivering or planning social care support
  • Policy makers
  • Parents and carers

Our Trainers

Robin Paris

Robin Paris has worked with ARC Scotland for 3 years. He helps co-ordinate the National involvement Network (NIN) alongside the Local Involvement Networks for Dundee and Edinburgh & the Lothians. Robin believes that everyone should be treated equally. He has previous experience working for a mental health charity and in a sports governing body.

https://arcscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/One-page-Robin.pdf

Catherine Dempsey

Catherine has worked in social care for the last 15 years.  She has a particular interest in using Person Centred Planning to keep the focus on what matters to people. Catherine leads ARC’s involvement and provider work, helping people, organisations and policy makers to improve lives and support together.

https://arcscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Catherine-Dempsey.pdf

Lynnette Linton

Lynnette cares about making sure everyone has their say, and that people are listened to and respected in their choices.  She is funny, warm-hearted and reliable, with good banter!  She enjoys going to speedway motorbike races, and is involved in delivering Talking Mats training.  Lynnette used to be the Chair of the National Involvement Network (NIN), and is now on the Board of Trustees for ARC UK.

Gregor Hardie

Gregor is passionate about involvement and helping companies think how to better support people with disabilities, and helped develop a training course about this.  He is sociable, hardworking and determined.  He is on the Board of Directors of People First (Scotland).  He enjoys playing badminton and won a bronze medal at the Special Olympics.  Gregor is Co-Chair of the Edinburgh & Lothian Involvement Network.

Charlotte Mitchell

Charlotte is passionate about the rights of disabled people.  She has lived experience of mental health issues, and campaigns for better services with CAPS advocacy and ARC Scotland.  Charlotte enjoys creative writing.  She is Co-Chair of the Edinburgh & Lothian Involvement Network.

Michael Connolly

Being a voice for other people is important to Michael.  He enjoys playing rugby, watching sports, listening to music and spending time with friends and family.  Michael is the Co-Chair of the National Involvement Network (NIN).

Fiona Dawson

Fiona has a passion for helping people with disabilities, and changing people’s lives.  She loves keeping fit, art and design, unicorns, mermaids, drama and performing as part of Centre Stage.  Fiona is the Co-Chair of the National Involvement Network (NIN).

Learning Outcomes

  • Greater personal understanding of why being involved in things matters, and what it takes to live a good life
  • Better understanding of how people can be supported to have more good experiences in their life
  • Greater awareness of the power we all have, and how to support a better power balance between people who get support and workers
  • Increased skills to recognise situations where people could take more control
  • Improved knowledge of the different levels of control, and awareness of how you / your organisation could improve
  • Ideas and tools to take away and use
  • Increased confidence, skills and enthusiasm to get power and control right!