Are You Safe At Work?
The ‘Are you safe at work’ project was devised and hosted by a High School in Turkey to help do something positive about a high incidence of accidents and injuries during student training placements. The project set out to increase awareness of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) amongst students, teachers and placement employers and to place the issue firmly on school curriculum's. Partners from other High Schools in Bulgaria, Romania and Italy were committed to reducing the incidence of accidents and injury amongst their student population. Rehabilitation Network brought vocational rehabilitation knowledge and expertise to the project.
Bhwasa Community Medical Centre
Founded by the Buddhist nun Venerable Lobsang Khando, the newly established Bhwasa Community Medical Centre aims to provide medical care and educational programs for this isolated local community in rural Nepal. The only health post in the Bhwasa area, the building has one room for medical supply storage and sterilization of equipment and a further two rooms for medical examination and treatment, and an office for the local nurse who runs and oversees clinics. There are also rooms set aside for living space for those who wish to volunteer long term in the village. It is the intention of Venerable Lobsang Khando to make this a ‘living building’ that serves the community’s spiritual and physical health and well-being.
TRAVORS, our first Leonardo funded project, was designed to test and transfer Rehabilitation Network's vocational rehabilitation training technology and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) training design guidance to four European countries. We trialled the use of Learning Needs Analysis (LNA) and developed Employment Advisor and train-the-trainer courses adapted to local conditions in each country. A list of vocational rehabilitation skills was developed based on an analysis of Rehabilitation Network's existing training materials. Along with a Training Library including over 200 exercises, guides, workbook, case studies, formats and checklists for use in developing Employment.
TRAVORS2 followed on from TRAVORS aiming to make the training products more accessible and useable across Europe. The project transferred Rehabilitation Network's Active Case Management qualification and developed a Personal Advisor training program and European Disability Employment Practitioner Certificate (EPC) qualification. Partners had training and mentoring in Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) training course design guidance, undertook a comprehensive needs analysis and training trials and then developed and delivered their own tailored in-country training courses. All the partners started a validation and certification process in their own countries enabling them and prospective partners to understand and operate the EPC qualification.
Active Case Management
Rehabilitation Network worked with University of Derby’s, Learning through Work department, enabling professionals to use their work skills and expertise to gain an academic qualification. The Active Case Management course was accredited through the University of Derby for a 30 credit Certificate of Achievement at both undergraduate or postgraduate level. Every successful student earned academic credit and was entitled to a Credit Transcript recording their learning achievements. Credits were used towards relevant qualifications in other institutions on a credit transfer basis and for Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
This project aimed to develop a Case Management curriculum and educational program for the employment and health care sectors in four European countries. It was argued both areas played an increasingly important role in all European countries but lacked a formalized structure and educational model. The project worked towards developing a further eight modules to the host partners (FHM) existing training program including four basic modules, two modules in the area of ‘employment’ and two modules for ‘health care’. Rehabilitation Network was an Associate Partner in the Case Management project transferring training modules, experience and expertise from the TRAVORS projects.