Training materials

Learning with Care

Barbara Hudson, Judy Furnivall, Steven Paterson, Kay Livingstone
and Kirstie Maclean. University of Strathclyde. £50. Tel: 0141
950 3683.

Access to educational opportunities for looked-after children in
Scotland is set to improve with the introduction of this
comprehensive training manual for carers, social workers and
teachers, writes independent education consultant Judy Packham.
Education and social work trainers demonstrate effective joint
working through the shared training approach. Modules explore the
difficulties of learning in care, giving an insight into the
problems experienced by carers, social workers and the young people
themselves. I was particularly impressed by the supporting material
on attachment, bereavement, trauma and resilience. The materials
are based on Scottish legislation and the Scottish curriculum, so
trainers in other countries must ensure they are adapted fully
before use. The video, however, would be appropriate only in
Scotland. None the less, this is certainly worth the money.

Community Base – The Movie

Free from Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG. Tel:
01273 234 047. 20 minutes.

The people behind Community Base have taken an dilapidated
city-centre building in Brighton and turned it into a home for a
variety of community groups, writes customer care manager Sarah
Baalham. Their video features Graham Cole – PC Stamp from ITV’s The
Bill – introducing the local St John Ambulance Homeless Service, an
impressive mobile health unit. Short films by nine groups, from the
Sussex Interpreting Service to singing dancing and mime group
Carousel, follow. Community Base is a remarkable project, but most
people in Brighton are likely to be already aware of it, and those
not living in the area are unlikely to want to watch a video about

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