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Deafblind Assessment (five-day course) SOUTH WEST


Deafblind Assessment (five-day course) SOUTH WEST

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Registration Type Remaining Price Fee Quantity
Deafblind assessment course
Cost per delegate is £875 for the first person from any organisation/authority.
16 Registrations £875.00 £0.00
Deafblind assessment course
Cost per delegate is £650 for any other delegate from the same authority/company
16 Registrations £650.00 £0.00

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Event Details

This five-day practical course is designed to help local authorities meet the requirements of the Care Act (2014) in relation to assessing deafblind people. The course is at level 3 and will equip participants to assess deafblind people at the minimum level set by the Care Act. This is aimed at professionals who carry out assessments for adult social care but who do not have training and knowledge of deafblindness to level 3.

The course will focus on understanding the impact of dual sensory loss and how this relates to needs assessments and the new eligibility criteria in the Care Act. Delegates will be assessed throughout and certification will be dependent on competency.

Course aims

Delegates will be able to:

  • Carry out a competent deafblind assessment at level 3, in line with the requirements of the Care Act 2014

Course content:

This course will cover:

  • What is assessment?
  • Different modes of communication and personal history
  • Working with a communication professional through the assessment process
  • Impact of deafblindness - physical and emotional - on wellbeing
  • Mobility, communication and access to information
  • Assistive technology
  • One-to-one human contact and social interaction
  • Prevention
  • Social isolation
  • Terminology
  • Rehabilitation
  • The new eligibility framework
  • Values
  • How to identify complex situations where level 3 is insufficient
  • What the Care Act says about the role of specialists in assessment and care planning for deafblind people

Course time: 10am to 4.30pm

Course dates: 24, 25, 26 January & 2, 3 February 2017

Course duration: Five days

No. of places on this course: 16 (maximum)

Course fees: 

Cost per delegate £875

Cost per second and further delegates £650 (for two or more people from same organisation)

Course fees are payable either by credit card or invoiced. Please select the appropriate method on the registration page (credit card is set as the default).

Terms and conditions

  1. Cancellation: Fees for non attendance are non-refundable. If your place is cancelled up to 48-hours before the course then 50 per cent of the course fees will be refundable. Fees for places that are cancelled with less than 48-hours notice are non-refundable.
  2. Each individual case will be taken into account and it may be possible to transfer fees to a future course / alternative course
  3. If the course is cancelled by Sense due to unforeseen circumstances, a future booking will be offered
  4. If following submittal of your booking form and payment the course becomes full we will offer you a full refund or the option of transferring to a future or alternative course.

Need more information?

If you would like to speak to someone about this course please contact:

HR Shared Services

Other Sense training courses

If you'd like to see details of other courses that we run please visit the Sense Training section on our website.

Do you have questions about Deafblind Assessment (five-day course) SOUTH WEST? Contact Sense


Providence Court
37 Northernhay Street
EX4 3ER Exeter
United Kingdom



Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

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