The training and development team work with individuals and groups across Wiltshire who support young people with life threatening or life limiting conditions. We provide training on techniques and technologies that allow these people to provide safe and effective support in a variety of settings.
The training and development team provide a comprehensive training programme to individuals and organisations across Wiltshire that support children with disabilities, children with life threatening or life limiting conditions, exceptionally complex health needs and/or technology dependency.
The aim of our team is to support others to enable these children and young people to access a wide range of settings, including school and short breaks.
We work hard to make sure staff from public and voluntary organisations understand the medical needs of children with complex health challenges and feel confident and competent in supporting them to access a good quality of life.
The aim of our team is to make sure individuals and groups can competently and safely support young people with complex health needs to:
The training and development team accepts referrals from any organisation, or direct from parents/carers/extended family who believe we can support them. We will provide training to individuals or groups that support any child with a life threatening, life limiting condition, technology dependency and/or complex health care need, up until that young person turns 19.
The service is delivered to a range of settings across Wiltshire. The training programme is planned to ensure that training is offered in each geographic locality on a regular basis.
Our team is based in offices on Rowan East in Chippenham Community Hospital, SN15 2AJ.
For up to date course details, please contact the team by email or telephone.
Tel: 01249 456 569
A booking form must be completed to confirm a space on the training. These are obtained from the team.
Our team provides training up to the age of 19, including Transition Training (as long as this can be arranged before the child is older than 19). This transition training wherever possible includes the health care staff who will be supporting the young person into adulthood.
If you are moving into Wiltshire, you can refer yourself to our team or ask an organisation involved in your young person's support to refer you. If you are moving out of Wiltshire, we may be able to signpost you to a relevant team in your new area. If not, it is a good idea to talk to your new GP or an organisation who will be involved in your young person's care, for example a social worker or SENCO.