Assisting and Moving Individuals

Many individuals who require care and support have problems mobilising independently; whether their difficulties are physical or the result of loss of cognitive ability they may require the assistance of care staff.

Learning Aims

To recognise when individuals may require some form of assistance to move and to know the different forms this assistance may take. Emphasis will be on encouraging client independence while maintaining safety.

Course Content

• Legislation
• What can go wrong?
• Communication
• Risk assessment
• Rights and consent
• The spine
• An ergonomic approach
• Promoting independence
• Equipment options
• Assistive techniques

Complementary Courses

• Health and Safety Awareness
• Person-centred Approaches
• Mental Capacity Act 2005

QCF Links

MH201; MH203; MH205; MH206

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