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Events - 18 Jan 22


Mindfulness courses

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free mindfulness courses are now available to help improve health and wellbeing and reduce stress. You’ll learn ways to bring mindfulness and awareness into your daily life, both within work and at home, through regular meditation and gentle movement. The sessions are run as weekly or monthly courses by the Devon Wellbeing Hub and the University of Exeter. Monthly skills class starts on Tuesday 19 October, 6.00pm – 8.00pm and runs until 24 March 2022. Weekly course starts on Wednesday...


North Devon Care Homes Team offers virtual training sessions

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The free sessions are open to all services in North Devon only and they run from November to the end of January. The timings vary so please check available time slots. There is a wide range of topics covered: CAUTI, constipation, diabetes part 1 and 2, end of life, nutrition and hydration, pneumonia, flu and COVID-19 awareness, pressure damage, UTIs, Restore2 and sepsis. To book a sessions please visit the North Devon Healthcare website. If you have any queries please...


Six free training courses for PA’s now available - Moving and Handling

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Living Options runs free training for personal assistants. The courses are both on and offline, funded by the Skills for Care, and are free to attend for personal assistants in Devon, Torbay and Plymouth area. The courses run January to March 2022. To find out more about each course and book your place please follow this link or select from the bullet point list below. You can sign up for as many of the courses as you like. Disability Awareness...


FREE training available through the Health and Social Care Skills Accelerator Programme - MCA & DOLs

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The training is partly funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). These workshops are suitable for anyone new to the sector or people already working in health and social care and looking to refresh their knowledge. Workshops: Communication in Care, Monday 17 January, 12noon -2:00pm MCA & DOLs, Tuesday 18 January, 12noon -2:00pm Skin Care, Wednesday 19 January, 12noon -2:00pm Incontinence Care, Thursday 20 January, 12noon -2:00pm Courses: Care Certificate Programme includes Level 3 First Aid. It’s a twelve week...


Joint South & West care homes locality support meeting

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

These forums are engagement opportunities for care home providers and their registered managers, DCC Market Management Team and the locality Assistant Director/Social Care Operational team. You can view all of the previous meeting minutes in the online library. The next Care Home Locality Forums: North - Thursday 20 January 1.00pm to 2.30pm South & West - Tuesday 18 January 2.00pm to 3.30pm East - Tuesday 7 December 10.30am to 11.30am If you have not received the calendar invite please email

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