Why Community Development:
· Community development principles of inclusion, participation, empowerment, equality and collective action
· Community development provides both a philosophical framework and process for action and change
· Approaching the residential care setting as both a community of interest and a geographic community will enable staff & residents to embark on a change process that over time will support active participation & inclusion of all members of the community
The objective of this course is to:
· Understand those in long term care as a community of interest
· Support staff in leadership roles in nursing homes & residential settings
· Explore & understand the needs of the community of residents
· To further develop the leadership and facilitation skills required to implement organisational & policy change in order to achieve HIQA standards
||No specific entry requirements. Candidates who are 21 years or over on or before January 1st of year of entry may gain entry to the programme on the basis of mature years. Candidates under 21 years should meet the minimum matriculation requirements.
||Anyone working in nursing homes and long term residential care; caring for older persons, persons with an Intellectual Disability or Mental Health condition.