Timian Training & Development to run workshops on Restrictive Physical Intervention at the Action on Elderly Abuse National Conferrence

Nick Butcher, General Manager has been asked to present workshops on both days of this years Action on Elderly Abuse National Conference in Nottingham – 23 & 24 March 2009.  This has been a response to our work in researching and developing a training course for staff supporting elderly service users with challenging behaviours.

The issue of the use of restrictive physical interventions for elderly people is quite rightly controversial.  Some would argue that it should not be necessary if the standard of care is sufficiently high yet it is apparent that restraint is used in the care of elderly people with mental health problems and dementia.

The workshops aim to explore these issues and reflect on the experiences of services for adults with learning disabilities with the development of the BILD Code of Practice and Accreditation Scheme.

For more information about Action on Elderly Abuse and the conference, visit:

PSTS Training for NHS Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Services

From the 1st August 2008, we are able to offer Challenging Behaviour and Physical Interventions Training that complies with the NHS SMS national curiculum for Promoting Safer and Therapeutic Services (PSTS).  In addition to our standard training package, the PSTS course includes supplementary presentaion materials and handouts for attendees.

Contact us for more details.

New Courses Now Available

Timian Training & Development is pleased to be able to offer the following as additions to it portfolio of training courses:

  • Lone Worker Training – Awareness and de-escalation skills with optional breakaway skills training
  • Challenging Behaviours & Physical Interventions in Elderly Care Settings
  • Learning Disabilities & Mental Health – Awareness and practical guidelines for staff
  • Enabling community presence and access to adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours
  • Autism awareness

Timian Training Relocate To New Offices

Timian Training are pleased to announce that our offices have now relocated to Altrincham.  The new premises include a training suite.

Timian Training\'s Office & Training Suite

The new postal address is:

Timian Training & Development
Unit 51
Biz Space
Atlantic Business Centre
WA14 5NQ

Tel. 07000 14 15 16