Who’s Challenging Who? End of Project Conference
Who’s Challenging Who? is a brief training package which is delivered by two trainers (one of whom Enable has supported through Job Coaching. The training package was developed with the trainers who have disabilities. The training explores the lived experiences of people with an intellectual disability in six areas: communication, problems at home, medication, restraint, inclusion, and qualities of support staff. The training also highlights what people with an intellectual disability would like to see happen, and the trainers’ own experiences are discussed throughout.
Over the past two years, a research team at the Universities of Warwick and Cardiff and at Mencap have been carrying out a large scale randomised controlled trial test of the effectiveness of the Who’s Challenging Who? training. This research has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research.
Enable will be attending the Who’s Challenging Who? End of Project Conference which will take place between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday 28th November at the Welcome Centre in Coventry. More precise timings will be available nearer the event, but the start and end times will not be earlier/later than 10am-4pm.
The event will draw together all of the findings from the Who’s Challenging Who? Project (presented by the project team members), and there will be a presentation by our invited speaker, Viv Cooper OBE Chief Executive of The Challenging Behaviour Foundation. Two of our WCW trainers will be at the event, and will be offering a taster of the training, as well as discussing their experiences of being a trainer on the project. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.