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Specialist training providers

The following training providers offer specialised training covering specific topics that do not come within the remit of mandatory training.  Care Development East is always available to support and advise you in all aspects of workforce planning so please contact us if we can help you.

Please note, we do not recommend or endorse any of the training providers listed and, although we aim to keep the course information and contact details provided up-to-date, you should check directly with the course provider.

Attrill Productions

What we offer:
    • Sensory Awareness training
    • British Sign Language training
    • Loss & Bereavement training (bespoke)
    • Clinical Supervision
    • 1-1, small & large groups and speakers for conferences
Contact details:

Michelle Attrill

Mobile: 07770 974971


Christine Laverock Training Services

Christine Laverock Training Services is based in East Suffolk and has worked with managers in the health and social care sector for the past 25 years as a mentor, leadership development coach, action learning set facilitator and trainer of staff in all aspects of people management and strategic planning.

Bespoke programmes are provided depending on individual and/or organisational needs. Away days also facilitated for boards, care providers and senior management teams.

What we offer:
    • Management supervision and staff appraisal
    • Coaching techniques for team leaders and managers
    • Chairing effective meetings
    • Introduction to management/team leader role
    • Action learning set facilitation
    • Motivation techniques – getting the best out of staff
    • COVID recovery workshops for managers and leaders
    • Assertiveness skills
    • Management of change
    • Giving confident and inspirational presentations
    • Improving time management and delegation skills
    • Training for trainers

Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)

    • Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management
    • Level 3 Award in Managing Volunteers
    • Level 5 Award in Leadership
    • Level 5 Certificate in Leadership
Contact details:

Christine Laverock

Christine Laverock Training Services,  5 Haughgate Close,  Woodbridge,  Suffolk,  IP12 1LQ

Tel: 01394 388626



Diabetes UK

What we offer:

Training and awareness courses, click here for details

Contact details:

Joanne Cloughton

Diabetes UK,  Ground Floor,  8 Atlantic Square,  Station Road,  Witham,  Essex,  CM8 2TL

Tel: 01376 501390 Fax: 01376 505250 joanne.cloughton@diabetes.org.uk www.diabetes.org.uk

Dita Consulting

Dita Consulting was established as a high-quality one stop solutions provider of training, consulting and recruitment services. Over the years, we have evolved into an integrated provider of all learning solutions, including e-learning for professional and skill qualifications.

Dita Consulting is one of the leading providers of ‘CSTF Verified’ and Accredited CPD e-learning, e-book, BLEN, distance learning and classroom courses in health and social care, health and safety, as well as a range of short courses designed to meet specific training needs.

What we offer:

The following  courses are “CSTF Verified”:

Health, Safety and Welfare Moving & Handling - Level 1 Fire Safety Infection Prevention and Control - Level 1 Safeguarding Adults - Level 1 Safeguarding Children – Level 1

For a full list of courses click here

For further information on what we can offer click here

Contact details:

Ade Akande

Dita Consultancy Ltd,  Tilbury Riverside Arts Activity Centre,  Ferry Road,  Tilbury,  ESSEX,  RM18 7NJ

Tel: 01375 856953 Email: admin@ditaconsulting.co.uk Web: www.ditaconsulting.co.uk

DUET diabetes

What we offer:

DUET diabetes is a training company based in Cambridgeshire which helps people in care, health, beauty and wellness roles to upskill and increase their confidence when treating or looking after adults living with diabetes. We do this through a range of small interactive workshops led by experienced healthcare professionals.

Underpinned by UK guidance/guidelines and relevant competency frameworks, our training offers discussion based facilitated learning. Our ultimate aim being to improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we have been adapting some of our workshops to offer them as live webinar-based sessions which we endeavour to make as interactive as possible within the constraints of the virtual environment.

By conducting our diabetes workshops online we hope to continue to provide high quality training whilst keeping our learners and their families, residents, clients and patients safe and well! At some point in 2021 we hope to run face to face workshops again, in the meantime please visit our website for more information (link below) or take a look at our flyers:

DUET A4 folded general flyer interactive facing pages


Whether you would like to know more about our service or wish to make a booking, please get in touch and one of the team will be happy to help.

DUET diabetes Ltd has learning provider endorsement from Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd.

Proud sponsor of the Suffolk Care Awards 2016-2018

Hypo Awareness Week 2018 Excellence Award runner up - "highly commended"

Contact details:

Lynne Reedman

DUET diabetes Ltd

Tel: 01799 584178 Mob: 07443 659985 info@duetdiabetes.co.uk www.duetdiabetes.co.uk www.facebook.com/duetdiabetes www.linkedin.com/in/lynne-reedman-DUETdiabetes


What we offer:

Meeting Care Quality Commission requirements Dealing with complaints Business Planning and Development Management and Supervisory Skills Developing and Funding your Training Plan Induction Training Moving and Assisting Person Centred Working Involving People who use Services Writing Tenders

Contact details:

Lynda Tarpey

Hasca,  Studio House,  Delamare Road,  Cheshunt,  Herts,  EN8 9SH

Tel: 01992 633111 Fax: 01992 633733 Mob: 07803 206939

Konch Training

What we offer:

Falls Prevention

Contact details:

1 Claydon Business Park,  Great Blakenham,  Ipswich,  Suffolk,  IP6 0NL

Tel: 01473 456023 info@konchtraining.co.uk www.konchtraining.co.uk

Matthew Rowland - Makaton Regional Tutor

What we offer:

Makaton workshops to suit the needs of parents and carers or Professionals. I set up training in Suffolk and can also provide in-house training for organisations, groups and businesses.

Taster sessions also available on request.

Contact details:

Matthew Rowland

Tel: 07812 022883 mattirow@gmail.com Makaton Tutor Facebook

MRF Training & Consultancy

What we offer:

Person Centered Support / Care Planning Recognising Uniqueness / Personalisation From Provider to Recipient - What can be learnt? Value base - Have you got it right? Recognising Difference - Cultural Awareness

Contact details:

Matt Farrants

MRF Training & Consultancy

Tel: 01473 463071 Tel: 07738 947486 mrf-training@outlook.com

Pamela Rose Consultants

What we offer:

Moving and Handling

Contact details:

Ipswich Seminar Centre,  Saunders Business Centre,  110a Victoria Street,  Ipswich

Tel: 01473 231484

Reflective Learning

What we offer:

Towards a Safe Service: Protecting people from avoidable harm Positive Risk Taking Behaviour Management Towards Effective Services: Good outcomes, skilled staff Enhancing staff awareness of people's difficulties (learning disabilities, dementia, autism, Asperger's, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, voices). Introduction to therapeutic conversations (CBT, systemic thinking, techniques to foster motivation and change, solution-focused conversations). Developing intelligent services Caring: Delivering with compassion Reflective practice and reflective group facilitation Workshops that focus on ethics and values Responsive: Services organised in a way that meet people's needs Team development days Workflow redesign Person centered planning for services Motivating people Well-Led: Leadership, management and governance Resilience training

Contact details:

Natius Oelofsen

Reflective Learning, South Kiln,  Felaw Maltings,  44 Felaw Street,  Ipswich,  Suffolk,  IP2 8SJ

Tel: 01473 407000 info@reflective-learning.co.uk www.reflective-learning.co.uk


What we offer:

Online and face to face multi-agency developed safeguarding training, policies and procedures, audits and DBS checking service. Discounts for all non-profits, charities and good causes.

Contact details:

Laura Martin

Unit 10, Progress Way,  Mid Suffolk Business Park,  Eye,  IP23 7HU

Tel: 01379 871091 help@safecic.co.uk


Sensing Change

What we offer:

Sensory Awareness Training Sign Language Taster Courses Environment Audits

Contact details:

Alex Catling

Sensing Change,  214b Sidegate Lane,  Ipswich,  Suffolk,  IP4 3DH

Tel: 01473 260030 alex.catling@sensingchange.org.uk

St Elizabeth Hospice

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with progressive and terminal illnesses. Our work is centred around an individual's needs. We provide specialist support wherever it is needed, in your home, in the community or at our hospice.

We help people deal with problems such as pain, other symptoms, such as anxiety, fatigue etc, as well as offering practical advice and family support.

The hospice's clinical staff, including senior nurses, CNS, speciality grade doctors and consultants, are available to advise doctors, nurses and other health, social and allied healthcare professionals about general and specialist palliative care issues.

As experts in our field we provide a full range of courses from introductory sessions, to GP masterclasses and full study days for registered nurses - courses now available to book for 2020.

All courses are delivered by our team of practising palliative and end of life care doctors and specialists nurses.

What we offer:

Foundations in end of life care – 3 hrs End of life care for registered nurses – 3 hrs Care after death – 3 hrs Documentation principles and legalities – 3 hrs Coping with the loss of a patient – 3 hrs Holistic needs assessment – full day Advance care planning – 3 hrs Palliative care masterclasses in Ipswich and Waveney & Gt Yarmouth – evening sessions Palliative care and end of life sessions for health care assistants - evening sessions Syringe Driver training – full day

Contact details:

Mandy Summons

St Elizabeth Hospice Education Department,  565 Foxhall Road,  Ipswich,  Suffolk,  IP3 8LX Tel: 01473 707017 Email: education@stelizabethhospice.org.uk www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/hospice-education

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