An opportunity to train as a rehabilitation worker


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Nine out of ten people in the social care sector are not aware of the role of a rehabilitation worker, says the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (GDBA) which is inviting workers in the sector to find out more about the role, and consider re-training as rehabilitation workers. GDBA is offering subsidised places on its 18-month DipHE in Rehabilitation Studies at its School of Vision and Rehabilitation Studies in Hindhead, Surrey. Tom Muldowney, head of education and training at the school, said rehabilitation workers worked alongside visually impaired people to help restore their independence. This could involve anything from teaching Braille or how to use a long cane to get about, to everyday skills such as how to make a cup of tea or prepare and cook a meal safely. “Rehab work really is the Å’forgotten profession¹ ­ it is extremely rewarding and satisfying but no one really knows about it,” Mr Muldowney said. “Many people in the social care field have probably never considered the profession but this is





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