Our Practice Development Unit's (PDU) new e-learning package is now live.
The suite of free e-learning modules was launched today (17 November 2020) at the Opportunity Nottingham annual event. During the event, participants were able to access a demo of the e-learning package, watch a video that explained more about the new resources and interact with PDU Coordinator Filipa Santos to share their feedback.
The free online modules have been developed in partnership with Opportunity Nottingham and Framework Housing Association and are designed to be a helpful tool for staff and volunteers who support people facing multiple disadvantage.
What do we mean by the term multiple disadvantage?
Multiple disadvantage refers to people who experience a combination of the following issues: mental health issues, homelessness, offending and substance misuse. People who face these disadvantages often experience other issues, including poor physical health, domestic and sexual abuse and disadvantages related to ethnicity such as community isolation.
More information about the PDU e-learning suite
The interactive e-learning modules will benefit staff and volunteers working both on the frontline or in more operational roles, whether you work in the voluntary or statutory sector.
Covering a wide range of topics including an 'Introduction to Multiple Disadvantage and 'How to Maintain Wellbeing when Working with People with Histories of Trauma,' they can be used as an introduction to the topics and also as a useful refresher of knowledge that you may have already developed through your own practice or in other settings.
The e-learning suite has been designed with accessibility in mind and includes interactive videos designed to suit a variety of learning styles and abilities.
How to access the e-learning modules
The e-learning suite is available to access from today (17 November 2020) on the PDU online hub.
All you need to do is sign up for a free account and look for the modules under the 'Workforce Development' section.
If you have any questions or encounter any problems with accessing or using the modules, please contact PDU Coordinator Filipa Santos, email email@example.com or call 07483 354 441.