Michelle Morrison, Director of PAMIS in South Lanarkshire, had big shoes to fill in hosting the first Scottish Postural Care Trainer Standardisation day in Edinburgh on the 6th March. The standardisation day brings Simple Stuff Works trainers together, and is usually hosted by Sarah Clayton and Anna Waugh, their Managing Director’s, in their base at Tamworth. PAMIS has been working alongside Simple Stuff Works and are now delivering their Scottish standardisation day on behalf of Sarah and Anna, definitely big shoes for Michelle to fill!
We had the privilege to welcome along trainers from a range of backgrounds; people working in children and young people services, learning disability, long term conditions, older people’s service and family carers. This is reflective of the many people that benefit from postural care in minimising body shape distortion.
As well as sharing new training presentations, in particular emphasising the need to work co-productively including people using services and their families, the trainers were able to share their experiences and create an action plan for the next 12 months which included adding postural care awareness to new staff and student inductions, hosting more training and looking to create mandatory training where possible within their organisations.
We have created a trainers network through our PAMIS learning hub which hosts a range of resources related to postural care, and ensures we keep the postural care conversation going!
A special thank you to Norma Findlay, Occupational Therapist, Edinburgh City Council for helping the day go smoothly.
For more information contact: Michelle Morrison, Tel: 01698 420411, Email: [email protected]