We are delighted to confirm that we have now arranged to deliver a face-to-face alternative to our popular Sensory Awareness Training which moved online during the pandemic. We are trialling a hybrid model of training, with participants completing the e-learning before attending either a Teams session or a face-to-face session.
Libby Hillhouse, NESS’s Training and Information Officer says, “We hope that having the option to attend either a Teams session or a face-to-face session will provide flexibility for people to complete the training in the way that best suits their needs. We know some people enjoy the e-learning and remote training, finding it easy and convenient to fit round their work, while others miss the interactive nature of our face-to-face training”.
The e-learning continues to provide the “theory”, a wealth of information about sight loss, hearing loss, Deafness and deafblindness, providing the paticipants a good understanding of the impact of sensory impairment and how people maintain their own independence. The interactive sessions, whether it be on Teams or face-to-face will provide the opportunities to discuss some of the e-learning content and relate it to everyday scenarios. The face-to-face training will provide an opportunity to explore practical skills including communication skills and sighted guiding skills, and will include the ever-popular “sensory lunch”.
There are five Teams sessions booked between now and December, which are available to anyone in any area to attend, and one face to face session has been booked in each of the health and social care partnership areas that NESS delivers services in.
In Moray, the face-to-face training session will take place on Thursday 29th September 2022 from 11am – 2.30pm at NESS’s Resource Centre in Elgin, Elizabeth House, Victoria Crescent, Elgin IV30 1RQ.
In Angus, the face-to-face training session will take place on Tuesday 18th October 2022 from 11am – 2.30pm at Friockheim Hub, Eastgate, Friockheim, Arbroath.
In Dundee, the face-to-face training session will take place on Thursday 3rd November 2022 from 11am – 2.30pm at Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA), Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee DD1 1LL.
In Aberdeen, the face-to-face training session will take place on Wednesday 16th November 2022 from 11am – 2.30pm at the NESS Resource Centre, 21 John Street.
Please visit our website for more information about the Sensory Awareness (or sight loss and hearing loss awareness) training and to book a place or get in touch with Libby Hillhouse, Training and Information Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning NESS on 0345 271 2345.