A tool-kit for making information stick

Location: London

Speakers: tba

Date: 16 July 2004 for 1 day

Course reference number: B011
Cost: £100

About the course

People with stroke and aphasia describe a lack of relevant, timely and comprehensible information about their condition and treatment and the support and resources that are available. The provision of good quality information is acknowledged as a key aspect of all aspects of health and social care. Accessible information about services is now a legal obligation, under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. This issue is of particular concern for people with aphasia, who may have greater difficulty accessing information. This course explores information needs and examines ways in which access to information can be enhanced. Drawing on imaginative and creative examples of information provision across the spectrum of health and social care, this course will cover all aspects of information, from websites to exercise sheets, and will equip participants with the confidence and practical skills to make information stick.

There will be an optional follow up day in Autumn 2004 at a reduced fee of £180.

Who is the course for?

Stroke teams including stroke service coordinators, Patient Advice and Liaison Services (PALs representatives), GPs, consultants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, counsellors, psychologists, nursing staff.

What will you get from attending the course?

  • A broad understanding of information needs throughout the recovery ‘journey’.
  • An overview of the principles, techniques and benefits of information access and design
  • Ideas and inspiration from some of the information initiatives that abound in health and social care.
  • Practical skills for making your own information relevant and accessible.
  • Support and encouragement in planning, achieving and maintaining change in your setting.

Other information

Course times 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
Tea and coffee 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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