NESS is delighted to announce dates for our Sensory Awareness Training in 2024.
NESS’s training raises awareness of the practical and emotional impact of sight loss, hearing loss, Deafness and deafblindness. The overall aim is to support NESS’s vision of “A Scotland aware of the needs of people with sensory impairment, that includes them as equal participants in community life and offers them the opportunities available to all.”
Given the prevalence of sensory impairment, the training will benefit many people, including anyone working in health and social care and anyone working in a customer facing environment, where they may come into contact with customers who have a sensory impairment. As well as training participants having a greater awareness of how sensory impairment impacts day to day life, they will gain more confidence communicating with, and supporting, someone who has a sensory impairment. Training participants will also gain an awareness into how they might minimise some of the practical barriers, particularly barriers to communication and accessing information, that someone with a sensory impairment might come across day to day.
The training takes place in two parts. The first part is e-learning, which participants complete in their own time and at their own pace. This provides all of the theory and background knowledge about sight loss, hearing loss, deafness and deafblindness. The second part of the training provides an opportunity to discuss the practical and emotional impact and relate it to everyday scenarios, and can take place either at a face-to-face session or remotely on a Microsoft Teams session.
Face-to-face sessions take place in Aberdeen, Elgin and Friockheim, Angus. All of these sessions run from 9.30am-3.30pm and involve taking part in a number of activities focusing particularly on communication and sighted guiding skills, and relating these to everyday scenarios. The training will also include a sensory lunch.
For those who are unable to attend the face-to-face training, there is the option of attending a 2 ½ hour Microsoft Teams session. This session will also explore the practical and emotional impact of sensory lunch through small group discussions about everyday scenarios.
For more information, including costs, about NESS’s Sensory Awareness Training please visit the NESS website https://www.nesensoryservices.org/for-professionals/awareness-training/ and to book a place please complete the booking form.
Please get in touch if you would like more information about the training by emailing email@example.com, or phoning 0345 27 12345.