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Advocacy Skills

Homeless Link

Friday, 15 March 2019 from 09:45 to 16:30 (GMT)

Advocacy Skills

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Ticket Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Homeless Link member   more info 15 Tickets 15 Mar 2019 £105.00 £0.00
Associate member   more info 15 Tickets 15 Mar 2019 £120.00 £0.00
Non-member ticket   more info 15 Tickets 15 Mar 2019 £150.00 £0.00

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This course will give you the practical skills needed to help clients improve self awareness, build motivation and self-esteem, break free from unhelpful behavioural patterns, and take responsibility for their actions and choices.

A mixture of training methods is used on this course. You will explore typical problems faced by professionals that work with vulnerable people, such as the tendency to attribute “blame” on to others and resistance to pro-activity. The blend of approaches is designed to ensure that you will gain insights that are of immediate, practical use in your everyday working life.

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Mental health issues and homelessness are closely linked. Working in the homelessness sector you will provide regular support to vulnerable people with a range of mental health needs. This practical course will give you the skills needed to support clients experiencing mental health issues.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for new frontline staff or experienced professionals who want to update their skills

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be able to define mental health
  • Understand the spectrum of mental health problems and recognise common symptoms and behaviours
  • Understand the development of complex needs and know about recommended interventions
  • Understand the development of personality traits and the impact of traumatic life events
  • Know about good practice examples of client support around complex mental health needs

 

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This course will teach you what advocacy is, how to be aware of and develop people’s own style with the legal framework in mind. It will enable you to understand when you should and should not be the person to offer advocacy, and where you should go when you are not the most appropriate person to offer advocacy support. The course encourages strong reflection and self-awareness to ensure individual styles are effective.

Who is this course for?

  • Managers and frontline staff from any homeless service
  • Staff from other sectors who have contact with vulnerable people who may require advocacy support

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Be aware of what advocacy is in a professional capacity
  • Understand the role you play in advocating for vulnerable people
  • Know when you are best placed to use advocacy skills and when it is best to use a specific advocacy service
  • Know what effective advocacy looks like and how to avoid ineffective advocacy
  • Understand your own personality style and how this can impact on effective advocacy skills
  • Develop assertive behaviours to strengthen your own style
  • Be aware of, when appropriate, how to empower vulnerable people with self-advocacy skills

Delegates will receive a copy of the presentation and a course booklet that allows people to implement self-reflection and self-awareness and links to further resources.

Price
Homeless Link Members - £105 per person

Associate member - £120 per person

Non-members - £150 per person

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Homeless Link
Charity Reg No: 1089173

Company Reg No: 4313826

Do you have questions about Advocacy Skills? Contact Homeless Link

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Homeless Link
Minories House
2-5 Minories
EC3N 1BJ London
United Kingdom

Friday, 15 March 2019 from 09:45 to 16:30 (GMT)


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Homeless Link

Homeless Link is the national membership charity for organisations working directly with people who become homeless in England.

We work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness.

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