Medical adaptations for housing staff

Who is it for and what is it about?

This course is designed for maintenance staff who are involved in the adaptation’s procedure.  It will provide an overview of the process from inception to completion:  dealing with social work requests; funding streams available; conducting site visits; preparing briefs for contractors and overseeing works.

The range of adaptations and the benefits and limitations of these will be discussed, along with the parameters associations must work within. There will also be discussion about the approach to adaptations in development or regeneration projects. This should allow staff to have more informed dialogue with social work and occupational therapists, providing the best service for tenants in need of adaptations whilst being mindful of the overall strategic approach.

Course Content

  • A long term strategic approach to adaptations
  • Funding disabled adaptations
  • The range of adaptations available, their purpose and alternatives
  • Partnership working with social work
  • Adaptations at the development stage
  • Preparing briefs for adaptations
  • The limitations to the scope of adaptations

Learning Outcomes

Following this course, delegates should:

  • Have a working knowledge of all steps in the process of installing adaptations
  • Be aware of the wide range of adaptations available
  • Be confident in entering into a dialogue with social work about their proposals and the long term approach of housing associations
  • Be mindful of the need for inclusive living to be factored into any development or regeneration projects

Dates: 27th February

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Trainer: Owen McMillan

Costs: Share Members £110.00/Non-Member £250.00

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