Learning Disabilities Care a Care Worker Handbook: A Care Worker Handbook (Eurostars)

Learning Disabilities Care a Care Worker Handbook: A Care Worker Handbook (Eurostars)

By: Tina Marshall (author), Layla Baker (author)Paperback

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Working with people with Learning Disabilities? Training in Learning Disabilities care? You don't have to go it alone! Caring for people with Learning Disabilities is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles in Health and Social Care. But with a range of awards, certificates and pathways available to work-based learners it can be a confusing area. That's why we've put together a one-stop handbook to support your training and continuing professional development in caring for people with learning disabilities. Here in one place is all the topic knowledge, assessment support and practical advice you will need for a range of learning disabilities qualifications. Core topics are linked to the specific learning and assessment objectives you need to cover for up to 22 QCF units. Case studies tie learning into the many different situations and roles across Home Care, Residential Care, NHS and Private Settings. This book is especially useful for candidates taking the: - Level 2 Award in Learning Disabilities - Level 2 Certificate in Learning Disabilities - Level 3 Award in Learning Disabilities - Level 3 Certificate in Learning Disabilities It's also a must have reference for those who want to brush up skills and knowledge from previous qualifications. So whatever your level of specialism, give yourself the tools you need to survive and support your clients with learning disabilities.

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About Author

Tina Marshall started her career as an auxiliary nurse in a large psychiatric institution. She worked for several nursing agencies prior to working for an NHS trust where she qualified as an assessor and verifier. Tina has worked in a variety of settings including managing private nursing homes. She now works for City of Bristol College as Curriculum Manager for delivery of Diplomas in Health and Social Care. Layla Baker is Subject Leader in Health and Social Care and Lead for a range of courses at Levels 1, 2,3 and in Higher Education. She has extensive experience across Further Education, Higher Education, and School settings. Layla has a BA in Social Policy, Masters in Health Service Studies, PGCE in Post 16 Education, QTS and is currently studying for a Masters in Teaching and Education. She is an textbooks author as well as well as having produced learning materials for Age UK. Cathy Spencer has many years' experience of working as a qualified social worker with people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum conditions. She has an MA in Applied Social Studies and a practice teacher/assessor qualification and has had extensive involvement in social work training. She worked from the outset on the first national qualifications designed specifically for workers supporting people with learning disabilities, which form the basis of the current Level 2 and 3 Awards. She is currently working as a disability advisor at Sheffield Hallam University.


1. Supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2. Support person-centred thinking and planning 3. Communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings 4. Provide and promote active support 5. Positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities 6. Personal hygiene 7. Supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare 8. Autistic spectrum conditions 9. Sexuality and sexual health 10. Young people with a disability and the transition to adulthood 11. Parents with disabilities

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781444163261
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781444163261
  • weight: 626
  • ISBN10: 1444163264

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