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July Newsletter 2015



In the 2 years since launching the Learning Together online site for training, 4589 customers have accessed the site to manage their own learning.  This is an amazing achievement and we are all very proud of this massive result.



Kay Rogerson left the team at the end of May while Ceinwen Haydon leaves at the end of July.

We wish them both our very best wishes for the future.


Geoff Burnham – Learning & Development officer, Children’s Social Work will join the LDU team on

3rd August.



On Saturday 11th July some of the team completed the Muddy Race for Life for Cancer Research.

They raised a total of £900 and still counting – Well done to the Dirty Dolls!!


before we started










at the end

LDU are constantly developing new programs – if your service needs anything specific that’s not

currently on offer, please let us know and we will see what we can do.


We always welcome your feedback about all aspects of training and the services we offer.

If you have any comments, please email


Click here to go to the full page on this race.




The Jack and Josephine project were nominated this year for the work in relation to supporting people with learning disabilities across Northumberland.


Members of the team attended the ceremony along with Jack and Josephine on 5th June.  Unfortunately Jack and Josephine didn’t get 1st place but they were runners up!


Well done to them for their continued commitment.

jack & josephine









Some points to remember, when you’re registering for a learning account on Learning Together:





Any missing or incomplete data on the registration form will result in a delay to your application process, and if we can’t get hold of you to clarify the information provided, there is no choice but to reject your application.


If you’re unsure about anything when completing your on when completing your registration form, give us a ring 01670 629033 and we’ll be happy to help.





If you are looking for a particular course you can find it quickly by clicking on the Courses button from your home page, then scrolling to the bottom of the page and, using search courses box, type in part of the name of the course you are looking for eg Dementia, Medication, CPR etc. You will be shown a list of all the courses with this word in the title so you can these choose the one you need.




Due to storage problems in LDU, can we please ask for files and certificates to be collected within a month after being emailed to say they are ready for collection?  If not collected within the month we will have no option but to send them away to be archived.


If you receive an email for someone who no longer works for your organisation, can you please let us know where they have moved to or any contact address so we can get in touch with them.




From 10th July, certificates for the following courses are available to download from Learning Together in your record of learning.


All original copies will still be sent to managers or will need to be collected.








The Care Act 2014 came into force in England on April 1st 2015 and will see some significant changes to how the Local Authority will provide social care services.


Existing Safeguarding Adults policies and procedures will be updated to reflect the new guidance within the Act.  This will result in changes to Safeguarding Adults Awareness Training to include the new definition of abuse and to increase the categories of abuse.  As a result of this all of our provider partners will need to ensure that their own policies and procedures are reviewed to reflect the National and Local guidance.


We will keep you updated as to when the new Safeguarding Adults guidance is available but in the meantime if you have any queries in  this respect please contact Leigh Waller either by e-mail or by telephone on 01670 629041.


If you provide in-house Safeguarding Adults Training please ensure your materials/resources are updated.  Once again please contact Leigh Waller if you need any guidance or support in this area.


COURSES – Online and Classroom


Did you know we have a number of e-Learning packages available on Learning Together?  To access these

courses, please log in to your Learning Together account.



New courses

Alzheimers awareness

Safeguarding Adults

Medication Awareness for Personal Assistants

Safeguarding Children

Falls awareness

Moving & Handling people


We’re constantly developing new programs – if your service needs anything specific that’s not currently offered, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.





There are face to face courses available over the next couple of months with places available


AUGUSTSafeguarding Adults Referral & Decision Making L2ContinencePrevent (WRAP)Safeguarding Adults Awareness SEPTEMBERFirst Aid EmergencyFire WardenSafeguarding Adults Referral & Decision Making L2FallsCHANT



To apply for any of the above courses, please right click on the link then select “open hyperlink”


If you don’t have your log in details and would like to apply, please contact LDU Community on 01670 629033 or email and we’ll be happy to help