Quality Assurance & Facilitator Training
The Ageing with Confidence programme is delivered at local level through a partnership between Age & Opportunity and a number of county partnerships, local development organizations, VECs and others.
The programme helps people to focus on their own health and well-being. It encourages positive mental health and provides a social and supportive setting for people to discuss their experiences. It also tackles some of the internalized negative thinking that can be a barrier to ageing well or to getting involve din the wider community.
Age & Opportunity has overall responsibility for the quality of the programme, training of facilitators and promoting Ageing with Confidence nationally. We ensure that appropriate standards and quality are maintained by:
- Selection and training of suitable facilitators
- On-going supervision and up-skilling of facilitators
- On-going review and up-dating of the programme as appropriate
- Review and evaluation of each course provided
- Commissioning independent reports on the programme
Facilitators are selected on the basis of agreed criteria, which can include a background in counselling, group facilitation skills, health promotion or community work. The aim of the facilitator-training course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the programme to groups of older people.
If your organisation is interested in organising facilitator training in your area and becoming a provider of Ageing with Confidence, please contact:
t: 01 8057798