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Single Handed Care - Assisted Moving and Handling


Single-handed care is an approach to delivering care that focuses on providing person-centred care to individuals who require assistance with their daily activities, such as personal hygiene, toileting, dressing, and feeding. This approach emphasises the use of techniques and equipment that enable a single caregiver to provide care to a person, without the need for assistance from another caregiver.

Who the course is for?

This course is open to care staff working for domiciliary care providers commissioned by Durham County Council.

Learning method

This is a full day face to face training session with classroom based learning and practical activities using moving and handling equipment.

What you will learn

By completing this course, you will understand ......

  • The principles of Single-Handed Care.
  • How to suitably assess moving and assisting operations.
  • The main legislation relating to moving and assisting.
  • How to demonstrate, practically, the principles of safe moving and assisting of people.

Course benefits

This course will enable you to promote independence and dignity for those that you care for.  The approach recognises the importance of communication, teamwork, and collaboration between caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the person receiving care to ensure high-quality, person-centred care.

Course dates and times

There are no dates planned.

How to book

To express an interest in this course please contact the Care Academy

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Contact us
Contact County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ