Training Opportunities


Did you know Support for Independence provide courses and workshops supporting working practices in Health and Social Care?

The company is committed to ensuring we offer clients the highest possible level of care and all our support workers receive regular mandatory training.

On Friday 28th February 5 of our Support workers attended a full day’s training workshop in our training room in Bury.

The course was facilitated by Sue Urquhart and was delivered in two parts. The morning training session covered The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards 2009 and was covered following modules.

  • Mental Capacity
  • 5 core principles of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA)
  • The Assessment Process
  • Decision Making and Best Interests
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
  • Record Keeping
  • Roles of Professionals involved
  • Related Legislation

After a full morning the delegates enjoyed a well-deserved lunch in preparation for the afternoon session which covered. 

Safeguarding in Adults and Children

  • Types of Abuse
  • Safeguarding Principles
  • Legislation
  • Guidance and best Practice
  • Prevention of abuse
  • Reporting of abuse


It is the mission of Support for Independence to value and support our staff, so they can inspire, support and problem solve on a daily basis ensuring the best possible rehabilitation journey for our service users.

Lucy Bowes is a Support Worker for Support for Independence, she attended the delegate training on Friday and said, “Sue is engaging and will always answers our questions, there’s a lot to learn in a day but being able to apply our training to our work experience helps us to deliver quality care to our services users and make the most of the environments in which we work”.

Many of our courses are delivered in our training room in Bury and run throughout the year all our courses are open to anyone with an interest in the health and social sector. You can view our available courses here or email for further information.