Over the past six years Genio has developed a range of training courses in Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) approaches. We continue to work closely with SSDL participants and to respond to their feedback in order to improve our courses each year. In 2016 we spent time listening to the issues people encounter in implementing SSDL approaches. We learned that there continues to be a growing need for more intensive, practice-based training, and to provide shorter, more customised training specifically for family members and senior leaders. In light of this we are offering the following training programmes for the upcoming year, 2017.
What is SSDL?
Supported Self-Directed Living (SSDL) occurs when an individual, with the right support, is able to choose, pursue and achieve a “good life”, to a similar extent to other people in society. A number of approaches have been found to contribute towards the achievement of SSDL, the most prominent being ‘Independent Living’, ‘Recovery’, ‘Social Role Valorisation’ and ‘Person-centred Dementia Care’. Whilst these various approaches adopt somewhat differing focuses and frames, they share in common a powerful commitment to facilitating good life outcomes for people, as well as an ability to demonstrate effectiveness in bringing about such outcomes.
SSDL Training Courses 2017
|SSDL Disability Practitioner Training||Applications now closed|
A 14 day (3-3-3-3-2) training course for frontline staff, supervisors & managers.
|SSDL Disability Change Exchange||Register your interest||This series of one day learning events is aimed at experienced SSDL practitioners who are interested in sharing their experiences of implementation and deepening their learning.|
|SSDL Family Workshops - Striving for Valued Lives||Register your interest||A series of one-day workshops for family members of individuals who are engaged in, or interested in, developing a good life for their family member.|