Families as a resource: Enhance your service through including relatives and friends

Location: London

Speakers: Gwen Knight

Date: 22 February 2005 for 1 day

Course reference number: FAMI0205
Cost: £120

About the course

Working with relatives can be one of the most challenging aspects of rehabilitation. Family members often come to therapy with their own needs and issues and bring different expectations of recovery and change. They can be a powerful resource in promoting better quality of life after stroke but they can also be a major barrier to change and choice. When time and resources are short it can be difficult to know where to start and how to ensure that time invested with relatives will have a real impact on outcomes – both for the person with aphasia and their partner/relative.

This day will give you the chance to take a fresh look at working with relatives of people who have had a stroke. Drawing on research, consultation data and therapeutic practice, the course will give participants the opportunity to increase knowledge, confidence and practical skills for working with relatives.

This is a new course created by our experienced Connect trainers and therapy staff. The day has been developed in response to requests from previous course delegates.

Who is the course for?

Everyone working regularly with people with stroke and aphasia (including speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation workers and assistants and stroke group organisers)

What will you get from attending the course?

  • An understanding of the impact of stroke and aphasia from the viewpoint of family and friends
  • Increased confidence in addressing the issues of relatives and friends
  • Ideas and inspirations (currently resources in the course flier) for enhancing the involvement of families and friends

    Other information

    Times: 10.00am - 4.30pm (registration from 9.30am)

    Refreshments and lunch provided


About the speakers and facilitators
We have a skilled team of researchers, practitioners and people living with stroke and aphasia who contribute to Connect training events. In addition we draw on the experiences and expertise of other practitioners who know what it takes to bring about practical change for complex issues. To find out more about the speakers click here.

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