Potentially 45% of the residents in your care home will have had a stroke and around a third of stroke survivors experience some level of complex communication difficulty. It’s important that care services understand the types of communication challenges faced and adapt to meet people’s individual needs.
Although the biggest steps in recovery are usually in the first few weeks after stroke, the brain’s ability to ‘re-wire’ itself, known as neuroplasticity, means it is possible to improve for months or years. Being able to communicate is a critical part of recovery and carers need the right skills and training to support conversation and help set goals that ensure service users are empowered to live their lives to the full.
This November the UK Stroke Forum is offering a great value training opportunity for adult social workers and carers at its annual conference in Liverpool.
For just £55 delegates will gain an understanding of communication difficulties and develop techniques to support service users. Delegates will use this knowledge to implement goal-setting best practice to maximise recovery.
You can book now at www.ukstrokeforum.org.uk or call us to find out more on 01527 903911. The UK Stroke Forum conference is the largest multidisciplinary stroke conference and exhibition in the UK. Network with other professionals, hear the latest thinking in stroke research and develop your practice.