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18 March 2014

IDEA services pilot programme supports staff to gain level 3 qualification

IDEA Services used funding from Te Pou's training grant to support their employees to gain a Level 3 qualification.


19 July 2013

Te Maramatanga Trust develops its skills

A small day service provider in Christchurch has used funding from a Te Pou training grant to support staff to complete the National Certificate in Health, Disability and Aged Support.


12 December 2012

Open round training grant: A new way of learning

In a first for the Disability Workforce Development, this year funding was made available through the open round training grant for participation in a webinar. Presented by Australian organisation Fabic, the webinar - Creating Positive experiences for a person with Aspergers or other Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) - was based on the principles of functional behaviour assessment.


23 February 2012

SILC staff see direct benefits from training

In 2011, 12 Supported Individual Lifestyle Choices (SILC Ltd) staff completed training through the Disability Workforce Development training grants programme; Read about the impact this training is having on the SILC workplace.


4 November 2011

Renaissance Group: Putting the 'dual' back into dual disability

Renaissance Group has seen a significant rise in the number of referrals for people with both a disability and a mental illness. Staff need the skills to understand how to work collaboratively with the mental health sector to develop a joint approach to service provision, and also to understand the different needs of someone who has the double challenge of a dual disability.


3 November 2011

Gracelands receive training grants

Gracelands Group of Services works alongside individuals to develop their skills and abilities and enhance inclusion in the communities of their choice. Having qualified, competent and capable staff is imperative and, with the support of the Disability Workforce Development grants, Gracelands was able to invest in several staff training initiatives in 2010 and 2011.