Go On Then Make Inclusion Work
Institute for Citizenship. Price £25 plus £3 p&p.
Contact 01904 654557 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly recommended, this innovative and creative video and reader
deals with the inclusion of special needs children in mainstream
schools, writes child protection training & development
officer, Adele Weir. Involving collaboration from Connexions, NSPCC
and the Children’s Society, the pack uses the views of young people
to identify potential problems and solutions. It recognises the
difficulties that inclusion may present for children as well as
school staff. Although the sound quality on the video could be
better, the reader is excellent, including fact sheets and
suggested exercises for both young people and school staff in
designing a school action plan. I particularly liked the exercises
for young people, which should raise awareness and engage them in
accepting responsibility for playing a part in making inclusion
work alongside school staff.
Supporting Older People with Dementia in Sheltered
Annette McDonald. Published by Pavilion. £75 plus £7.50
p&p. Contact: 01273 623222; www.pavpub.com
This training pack provides valuable information and guidance to
managers of sheltered housing schemes about offering support to
older people with dementia, writes regional training and
development manager, Caroline Morris. The pack starts with an
insight into the myths and misconceptions surrounding dementia,
including ageism, facts about dementia and living in sheltered
housing. Subsequent sessions offer further practical suggestions on
issues such as the value of possessions, aggression and supporting
people. Practical and innovative exercises can be used as training
resources and learning outcomes are linked to the relevant NVQs.
This is an excellent resource.