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  • Welcome to Adult Services (Resources):

    Accommodation with Care and Housing Support Induction

    Welcome to Health & Social Care, Adult Services (Resources) and the Accommodation with Care and Housing Service Team!  This page contains links to the different e-learning courses to support your induction. 


    Please remember that you need to have breaks in between doing e-learning.  You will take in and retain information better if you allow yourself time to reflect on one topic before moving on to the next.  Take at least 10 to 20 minutes in between courses away from your computer/phone screen.


    Please pay careful attention to any instructions for accessing each course - these will be found on the course page after you click on the link.  


    Courses will open in a new tab so you can close these down when you finish each course and return to this page.


    • 1. Adult Protection

      Adult Protection is an important area to be confident about.  You need to be able to recognise, report and record any concerns you have that an adult may have been harmed, or is at risk of harm.  It is also important to be aware of your own practice to avoid causing any harm through your own behaviour or actions.

      This e-learning is the first step in understanding adult protection.  Click on the link below:

      Adult Protection Overview

      In addition to the e-learning, please also make sure you look at Fife's Adult Protection information by clicking HERE and read Fife's Interagency Adult Support and Protection Guidance

      • 2. Autism

        Optimising Outcomes is the Autism Training Framework for those working in health and social care.  The framework has different levels - Informed, Skilled and Enhanced.  Click on the link below to access the Optimising Outcomes page and complete the 'Informed about Autism' e-learning.

        Informed about Autism
        • 3. CALM: Handling Violence and Aggression at Work

          CALM Training is a training programme to enable improved organisational and individual responses to challenging behaviour, including aggression and violence, from service users.

          CALM believes that there is more to managing aggression and violence than the interpersonal skills of de-escalation and restraint utilised by individual members of staff, and that a whole organisational approach is required to ensure safe practice. 

          This e-learning is the first step in your journey to understanding violence and aggression at work.  Click on the link below to access this course.

          Handling Violence and Aggression at Work

          • 4. Child Protection

            Although you are working with adults, it is important that you also understand Child Protection.  All registered staff need to recognise know what constitutes harm and abuse of children and know how to respond to any child protection concerns.  Click on the link below:

            Protecting Children in Scotland
            • 5. COVID-19

              Although not part of the formal induction, you should be aware of the resources that are available to support Health & Social Care staff during this pandemic.  To be able to support service users you need to take care of your own wellbeing.  

              The following resource has been created in conjunction with SSSC, UNISON, the Royal College of Nursing and the Care Inspectorate to name just a few.  Please take time to have a look and access this whenever you feel this would be helpful.  

              National Wellbeing Hub for Health & Social Care

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              In addition, the following has some useful information on explaining COVID-19 to someone who has a learning disability.

              Easy Read Explanations
              • 6. Cyber Security

                As well as learning about your specific role in Fife Council, there are a range of e-learning courses that are mandatory for every Council employee.  The first of these is to help you stay safe while using technology. This is particularly important if you work with service users who go online.  Click on the link below.

                Cyber Security: Staying Safe Online
                • 7. Data Protection

                  There are lots of regulations to ensure that we keep personal data secure.  You are working with service users and will be keeping a variety of records containing very personal and sensitive information about them.  You need to be sure you are meeting your responsibilities to keep this information safe and secure.  Click on the link below:

                  Intermediate Data Protection (Tier 2) 2019
                  • 8. Dementia

                    "People with learning disabilities, particularly those with Down's syndrome, are at increased risk of developing dementia. If a person with a learning disability develops dementia, they will face different and additional challenges to people who do not have a learning disability." (Alzheimer's Society)

                    As well as doing the course below which will give you an understanding of dementia, you should also have a read of the information on the Alzheimer's Society website in regard to dementia and learning disability.

                    Click on the link below to complete the e-learning

                    An Awareness of Dementia


                    Click on the Alzheimer's Society website link below to learn more about dementia and learning disability

                  • 9. Diabetes

                    Learning can take many forms and there are some very good websites which provide useful information.  Please use the link below to find out more about diabetes; what it is, the causes, the types and complications for those living with diabetes.  You will see on the main page there are additional links, please make sure you click on these too.

                    Diabetes

                    • 10. Diversity

                      You will work with people who are all individuals with their own characteristics that may or may not be similar to our own or familiar to you.  Respecting and valuing people's diversity is a core value of working in social care and you have a role in making sure the service users you support are not subject to discrimination.  Complete the e-learning by clicking the link below to find out more about diversity, equality and discrimination.

                      Diversity, Equality and Discrimination 2017
                      • 11. Duty of Candour

                        "The new duty of candour came into effect on 1 April.  It affects all health, social work and care services except childminders. It means that services must take specific steps to carry out their duty of candour when a serious adverse event happens.  They will need to let the people affected know, offer to meet with them, and apologise.  This is an important part of being open with people who experience care, and also learning from things that go wrong." (Care Inspectorate)

                        This e-learning will help you understand this more.  Click the link below.

                        Duty of Candour
                        • 12. Emergency Resilience

                          As a Fife Council employee you have a responsibility to support the local community in the event of an emergency or business continuity disruption.  Your level of involvement will vary depending on your job role.

                          This e-learning module has been developed to give an awareness of employee, and the Council’s, responsibilities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and business continuity disruptions.  Click below to start

                          Emergency Resilience

                          • 13 Epilepsy

                            "Out of every 100 people with a learning disability, around 22 also have epilepsy. This means epilepsy affects about one in five people with a learning disability.  The more severe the learning disability the higher the possibility that the person will also have epilepsy."  (Epilepsy Action)  It is therefore important that you understand about epilepsy.  Click the link below

                            Epilepsy Awareness

                            • 14. Fire Safety (Stage 1)

                            • Fire Safety (Stage 2)

                              Stage 2 of your learning is the e-learning resource which consists of three different videos looking at:

                              1. Fire Safety 

                              1. First Aid Fire Fighting 

                              1. Overview of Evacuation Procedure 

                              You can access all three videos through this link:

                              Fire Safety

                              Your learning through these videos are supported by completing the questions in the documents below:


                            • 15. First Aid

                              Normally you would be asked to attend a fully certified Emergency First Aid course.  However, at the moment due to COVID-19 this has been suspended.  The British Red Cross website has been used to create an e-learning to act as an interim measure.  This DOES NOT qualify you as a first aider, but will be helpful in the short-term to support you should an incident occur.  You can also download the British Red Cross App so you always have help at hand.  Remember in an emergency dial 999 to get professional help as soon as possible.   


                              Emergency First Aid e-learning


                              All staff should pay particular attention to the section on CHOKING 


                              You can find out more about the App here

                              • 16. Food Hygiene

                                As a care worker you will be involved in all aspects of home living.  This includes shopping, storing and cooking food.  Food hygiene refers to the conditions and measures necessary to ensure the safety of food from production to consumption. Click on the link below to do your Food Hygiene Awareness

                                Food Hygiene Awareness
                                • 17. Infection Control

                                  Now more than ever, infection control is vital in our day to day practice.  Some new video resources have been added which are specific to the current pandemic so please make sure you view these as part of your learning.

                                  Click below to access

                                  Infection Control for Adult Services (Resources)


                                  In addition to the above course, you should also complete the specific COVID-19 Infection Control e-learning by SCIE (Social Care Institute for Excellence).  You will need to register on their website to access this course.  Use the link below:

                                  SCIE Infection Control

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                                  • 18. Legionella Awareness

                                    "Legionellosis is a collective term for diseases caused by legionella bacteria including the most serious Legionnaires’ disease, as well as the similar but less serious conditions of Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever. Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia and everyone is susceptible to infection." (Health & Safety Executive).  This e-learning will increase your knowledge and importantly how to assess and control the risks.

                                    An Introduction to Legionella and it's Control
                                    • 19 Lone Working

                                      Although you are part of a team, that doesn't mean that you will always have other people with you.  Fife Council provides their employees who are classed as 'Lone Workers' with an SOS Fob.  This e-learning will explain how it can support you and help keep you safe.

                                      Lone Working - Using your SOS Fob
                                      • 20. Manual Handling

                                        Manual handling or moving and handling if not done properly puts yourself and the service user at risk.  You will attend face to face training to learn and to be assessed on moving and handling safely.  However, you need to have some basic knowledge first.  Completing this e-learning is a pre-requisite to attending the Moving and Handling Passport training. 

                                        NB: As well as the link below taking you to the e-learning, there are also several documents on the link page which must be read to have this course marked as completed.

                                        Moving and Handling People (Module A)
                                        • 21. Medication

                                          Administering medication to service users is a regular part of your work and one which, understandably, is a big responsibility.  The first step in understanding this responsibility is through completing the e-learning below 'Medication Administration'.  Additional learning and support will be given at work and through the use of the workbook, specific service procedures and competency assessment - see below.

                                          Medication Administration
                                        • 22. Nutrition and Hydration

                                          The Food Standards Scotland website provides an online tutorial aimed at those with no background in nutrition but who may be expected to give healthy eating messages to others as part of their job e.g. those working in health and social care.  Once you have completed the tutorial, please make sure you complete the assessment included on the website so you can gain the certificate to evidence your learning.

                                          Nutrition and Hydration

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                                          Dysphagia

                                          Please be aware and read carefully if your service user has Dysphagia.  People not understanding and following the guidance increases the risk of choking for the service user.  

                                          Please see below the link for the Nutricia Dysphagia module.  You will need to register on the website to access the module. When registering select 'Carer' or 'Care Home Manager' depending on your role in the job title drop down menu.  For the purpose of this course you are a healthcare professional as part of the Health & Social Care Partnership).  This is required to access the materials.  


                                          Diet

                                          It is important that you support service users to have a healthy diet.  The Eatwell Guide shows the proportions in which different types of foods are needed to have a well-balanced and healthy diet. The proportions shown are representative of your food consumption over the period of a day or even a week, not necessarily each meal time.  Click to access the document:

                                          Eatwell Guide Booklet

                                          • 23. PREVENT

                                            Prevent is about safeguarding and supporting those vulnerable to radicalisation. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.  Find out more as you complete the e-learning below.

                                            PREVENT 2018
                                            • 24. Supervision

                                              Regular supervision is vital for all social care workers.  It is as much your responsibility to understand the supervision process and ensure you get supervision as it is your line managers.  Please go through the following and familiarise yourself with the process.

                                              Supervision
                                              • 24. Trauma Informed Practice

                                                In the Autumn of 2019, a multi-agency group of individuals created a short-life working group to take forward the Scottish Government’s ambition of training all staff to understand the effects of psychological trauma on the lives of individuals, and by doing so, make a difference to the lives of people in Fife.

                                                This training is set at level 1 of the National Trauma Training Framework and is suitable for all workers in Fife, irrespective of their role, in recognition of the fact that ‘trauma is everyone’s business'.

                                                Please complete level 1 using the link below:

                                                Trauma Informed Practice

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                                                • 25. Working Practice

                                                  To be a good worker you need to have good working practice.  This means following of a range of guidance, policies and procedures.  It's about doing what is right, not what is quickest or easiest for you.  It's about how you do the job not just that the job got done.  Please work through the Working Practice book and the associated documents below to find out more. 


                                                • 27. Your Employment

                                                  The following are relevant to your employment both with Fife Council and Adult Services (Resources).