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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:

British Sign Language tuition to businesses, groups and organisations across Suffolk.

Introductory courses are available as well as sensory awareness training.

Contact details:

Michelle Attrill

Mobile: 07770 974971


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

Dita Consulting

Dita Consulting is a provider of accredited e-learning (CPD), Regulated Qualification online, BLEN and Classroom in Health & Social Care, NEBOSH, IOSH, IEMA, CIEH, IOA, Construction Skills and QQI, as well as a range of short courses designed to meet specific training needs.  

What we offer:

The Training courses we can provide are varied including:

Health and Safety
Moving & Handling
Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adult
Child Protection
Food Hygiene
Infection Control
First Aid at Work

A full list can be found here

Contact details:

Ade Akande
Founder and Director
Dita Health and Social Care Consultancy Ltd

Tel: 01375 856953
Web: www.ditaconsulting.co.uk

DUET diabetes

What we offer:

Diabetes education and training for the adult care sector.
A variety of workshops offering an informative and interactive way to stay up-to-date and increase skills and confidence in caring for people living with diabetes – please see attached flyer for list of workshops.

What makes our service different?  We focus solely on providing diabetes training; as small interactive groups led by a diabetes specialist nurse who also works within the NHS. 

The workshops can be run exclusively for you at your location, or three of our workshops are also currently delivered as ‘open workshops’ (a combined “Diabetes Awareness Training/Blood Glucose Monitoring & Glucometer Training”, “Diabetes Update for Registered Nurses” and “Diabetic Foot Screening”) at various venues across Suffolk and Norfolk. 

For more information regarding the DUET diabetes service please click here

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


Suffolk County Council

What we offer:


Contact details:

Claire McCullough
Schools' Choice, Suffolk County Council, Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 2BX

Tel: 01473 265937

Christine Laverock Training Services

What we offer:

Institute of Leadership and Management Certificate in Leadership - Level 5

Contact details:

Christine Laverock
Christine Laverock Training Services

Tel: 01394 388626



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

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
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

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


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 


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

St Elizabeth Hospice

What we offer:

We are a specialist training and education centre for end of life and palliative care. Through education and training, we aim to improve confidence and competence for anyone working with those approaching end of life.

Contact details:

St Elizabeth Hospice Education Department
565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8LX

Tel: 01473 707017

To find all courses/events offered please follow link: www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/how-we-can-help/information-and-support/education/


Stroke Training

What we offer:

Stroke specific training
QCF Level 2 Stroke Awareness and Acquired Brain Injury via distance learning

Contact details:

Bernie Thomas/Olivia Flaherty
Stroke Training, Life After Stroke Centre, Church Lane, Bromsgrove B61 8RA

Tel: 01527 903906