The Essential Guide to Adult Social Care

Explore the new landscape of Adult Social Care with our elearning course

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  • CPD Certified

Adult Social Care is changing. The days of local authorities providing a set menu of 'one-size-fits-all' services are over. Now, it's about identifying each person's individual needs and empowering them to choose the support that works best for them.

But how exactly does the new model of Adult Social Care work? That's the question our Essential Guide to Adult Social Care online training course answers. Developed in collaboration with the Health & Social Care team at Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, the course gets everyone up to speed with personalisation and the new landscape of Adult Social Care... quickly and cost-effectively.

Course contents

The Essential Guide to Adult Social Care training course is made up of four bite-sized sections:

  1. Adult Social Care: this time it's personal!

    Explains what Adult Social Care is and the core principles on which it's based: prevention, fairness and personalisation.

  2. How it all works

    Explores the three levels of Adult Social Care within the wider context of universal services, and looks at how each person's needs are assessed.

  3. Getting to grips with personal budgets

    Runs through how personal budgets are calculated, managed and reviewed.

  4. Test your knowledge

    Comprehensive mastery test to verify each user's knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course. On successfully passing the test, users can download a personal course completion certificate.

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Who’s using the course?

  • Coventry City Council
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council