Please see below following links to find out what training and events are available.
Inspiring Digital for Care Home Activity Coordinators - 7th March 2024
Digital Communities Wales is delighted to let you know about a free online Inspiring Digital event that we are running for Care Home Activity Coordinators, and anyone working with older people on Thursday 7th March from 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
There are so many wellbeing benefits of digital for care home residents. Digital Communities Wales are the experts in helping care staff to develop the skills and confidence to have fun with digital. This FREE session for Activity Coordinators, and anyone working with older people, will introduce you to some of the wonderful things you can do online to benefit the lives of those you care for. Whether it’s having fun and games online, being creative with digital art and music, walking with dinosaurs using VR, or exploring memories through reminiscence apps, there is something for everyone in this session. Plus, we will be looking at digital tools for non-Welsh speakers to help you easily engage with Welsh speaking residents. You don’t need to be a digital expert - this session is for everyone, including digital beginners. Plus, everyone who attends will receive ideas and links to help you put into action what you have learned.
During the session we will be looking at the following topics:
- Digital Reminiscence Bike
- Virtual Reality VR
- Reminiscence Activities
- Digital Art & Music
- Digital Fun & Games
- Digital Tools to Support People Living with Dementia
- Digital Tools for Non-Welsh Speaker
Please share this information and the attached flyers with any care homes, colleagues, partner agencies, and relevant organisations who would benefit from this exciting training session. Spaces are limited, so register as soon as possible using the Eventbrite link to secure your place.
NB: While this session is designed for Care Home Activity Coordinators, this session is open to anyone who works with older people and would benefit from attending this training.
NHS Wales App training
Digital Communities Wales has two free upcoming open access training sessions to help support people to use the new NHS Wales App.
Digital Communities Wales: Digital Confidence Health and Wellbeing (DCW) in partnership with Digital Services for Patients and Public (DSPP) are delivering an online Roadshow of Digital Inclusion training sessions to support to staff and volunteers to help others to engage with the upcoming NHS Wales App. The session will cover:
- Helping people to get online
- Understanding barriers to people engaging online
- Skills and app features when engaging with the NHS Wales App
- Using digital accessibility features
- Being safe online
To register for these sessions please click on the links below for the relevant date you want to attend. Please feel free to share this information with colleagues, partner organisations, and anyone else you think might benefit. We are keen for as many people to access this fabulous free training as possible.
In addition, we have a range of open-access sessions listed on the Webinars page of our website.
The Box is a free e-learning tool designed for professionals working in the justice sector. It is designed to give professionals in the justice system the ability to identify communication issues and the skills to work successfully with individuals who have such issues. However, this is an excellent awareness raising e-learning more generally for those that sit outside the justice sector.
Mind Your Words
Mind Your Words (children and young people’s mental health) is a free e-learning tool designed for professionals working with children and young people. The tool aims to improve understanding of children and young people who have both mental health needs (or social emotional and mental health needs – SEMH) and speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).