“Innovative, High Quality Training.”

HWS Training School At the HWS training school we develop individuals and communities to gain the understanding, competences, develop high quality caring skills knowledge to take on roles within the community or professionally. Our objective is to contribute to the development of personnel who will treat people they care for as individuals. In addition, deliver services with respect, dignity, fairness and equality to achieve positive outcomes and benefits to improve their wellbeing. HWS are an approved centre for the Royal Society of Public Health and facilitate their accredited health related training courses.

Personal development We support learners to develop their personal skills to improve their: motivation, learning experience and confidence to deliver services in the community. Our learners are: taught how to learn, improve their basic skills, have access to tutorial support, develop practical experience through going on work experience and volunteering.

Accelerated learning We support learners to acquire the skill of ‘learning how to learn’ and to apply accelerated learning to accredited learning programs.

“Promoting person-centred care, sensitivity & inclusion.”

HWS COURSES HWS courses are promoted to appeal to people with diverse backgrounds, who themselves tend not to use main stream health and social services and are under-represented in the provision of these services. We promote person-centred care, sensitivity to diversity and inclusive practices. We welcome all learners to join our courses who have an ’inclusive approach to their community’.

These include:
• Health and Social Care
• Healthy Lifestyle
• Community care


Our training ensures new people entering the sector receive a practical training foundation that enables them to deliver high quality care. Our approach works in partnership with care businesses: care homes and domiciliary care, adult services, learning providers, other health and social care stakeholders to acquire work experience and prepare people for roles in social care.

By 2020, it is estimated that the number of people with a dementing illness will rise to 1.2 million. People caring for those with Dementia may become confused, scared and unsure how to act and how to help. This series of workshops will explore: the nature of Dementia; the Power of the Memory; the Four Stages of Dementia, Communication Skills and Dementia; and how to help people with Dementia.
Common Induction Standards+ training covers the 8 Induction Standards and the seven additional units recommended for the Care Certificate for care work set by Skills for Care.  These include: the role of the Health and Social Care Worker; Personal Development; Communicate effectively; Equality and Inclusion; Principles for implementing duty of care; Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care; Person-centred support; and Health and Safety in an adult social care setting.  Additional units include: privacy and dignity, fluids and nutrition, dementia and cognitive issues, basic life support, handling information and infection prevention and control. In addition, the programme develops personnel who will treat people they care for with respect, dignity and fairness, along with providing positive outcomes and benefits to improve the employability and wellbeing of trainees.
The HWS respect and dignity course will equip participants with the understanding, skills and values to deliver person-centred support and dignified care services.   Dignity issues covered include: choice and control; communications; eating and nutritional care; pain management; personal hygiene; practical assistance; privacy and social inclusion.

“Training the community to Care.”


As an approved centre for the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and accredited to provide vocationally related qualifications HWS offers a suite of courses that are directly relevant to the community and national health priorities. We recently increased our portfolio of RSPH Health course with Level 2 Awards.

List of approved courses we can now deliver include:

This course is designed for people who work with the public in a healthcare environment and those who have an interest in developing public health skills. The Level 2 course equips people with basic health advice and methods of support which they can then use to inform and assist colleagues and/or customers. It covers: factors affecting health, health inequalities and barriers, government policy, confidentiality, basic models of behaviour change and how to use these to help people, objectives and goal setting and evaluation. Holders of this qualification.

This course is for individual young people, aged 14-24, with an interest in health and in helping their peers to develop a healthier lifestyle by taking on the role of a health champion. This Level 2 Certificate has been developed to allow learners to research their local area to determine the health improvement facilities and services available, to develop skills for delivering health improvement messages and increase their knowledge and understanding of a specific health improvement issue. There are three mandatory units and one optional unit from a choice of six.

This Level 2 Award for Encouraging a Healthy Weight & Healthy Eating will allow students to understand the factors and personal consequences that result in people being under or over a healthy weight. Learners will be able to state what constitutes a healthy diet, identify good sources of protein, carbohydrates, fats, essential vitamins and minerals and will be able to outline positive and negative effects of diet on health.

This course is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging physical activity. Globally, around 31% of adults aged 15 and over were insufficiently active in 2008 (men 28% and women 34%). Approximately 3.2 million deaths each year are attributable to insufficient physical activity. This course will provide an explanation to some of these statistics by covering a range of topics that include the effects of physical activity on health, mental health and well-being and the recommended level of physical activity required for young people and adults.

This course is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by encouraging people to improve their sexual health, or to ensure that their sexual activity does not adversely affect their general health and wellbeing.

Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of factors that may result in high risk sexual activity, the personal and social consequences of this and how individuals can be helped and supported regarding their sexual health.

Our next course will be on Thursday 12 March 2015. To book on to this course complete the booking form. HWS – RSPH – USH – Booking 2015. HWS will contact you to make arrangement for payment.

Deadline for booking is Thursday 27 February 2015

This course is for individuals with an interest in health who are also interested in helping others develop a healthier lifestyle by stopping smoking. Smoking prevalence varies widely around the world and is increasing rapidly in many developing countries, creating huge health problems for the future if unchecked. Worldwide approximately 1.3 billion people currently smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products. Learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why people smoke, the personal and social consequences of this and how individuals can be helped and supported to stop smoking.

Alcohol misuse can lead to a number of harmful physical and psychological effects. Over 24% of people in England consume alcohol in a way that’s harmful or potentially harmful to their health and wellbeing. Alcohol misuse is a growing problem in children and young people. By taking this course learners will increase their knowledge and understanding of why individuals may misuse alcohol, the effects of alcohol misuse and how individuals can be helped and supported to improve their health by reducing their alcohol consumption.

This qualification is for individuals with an interest in health, the mental wellbeing and in helping others. This Level 2 qualification will provide learners with an understanding of their own attitudes and beliefs about mental health and wellbeing. The qualification covers the theoretical models used to describe mental health and wellbeing and a range of approaches used to promote this across different settings.

This is aimed at those involved in catering, food and health-related occupations. Also to carers, community workers, fitness trainers and other individuals that have a role in the promotion of health. This Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets is concerned with the basic principles of nutrition which underpin the production of healthy food and preparation of special diets, and has as its focus the key role of nutrition in health. This Award provides holders of this qualification with a good understanding of the basic principles of nutrition in health.

“Caring for each others’ wellbeing.”


This course is specifically designed for people who work with the community who have a genuine inclusive approach to delivering wellbeing services. The aim is to train people to become community health advocates, to support vulnerable individuals in their or the wider community who are subject to barriers when accessing health, social care and wellbeing services.

Caring people from communities will be trained to how to provide companionship to reduce isolation and loneliness and support to those going through change and transition in their lives. Befrienders will be trained how to visit: people growing older, those with a mental illness diagnosis, others returning home with a new disability, those with restricted mobility, new mums or those with other personal circumstances the who are in need socialisation support, to re – engage and be involved with community activities, promote independence and capture their voices.


We design, develop, deliver customised learning opportunities to meet the specific support needs of local communities in relation to their social and community care needs.

People caring for those with Dementia become confused, scared and unsure how to be, how to act and how to help. This series of workshops will explain: what Dementia is, the Power of the Memory, the Four Stages of Dementia, Communication Skills and Dementia and how to help people with Dementia.

The stigma in communities related to dementia and other neurological illnesses can causes people to with draw from socialising in their community. They become isolated, lonely and depressed. This course will develop people to provide befriending support to people with this illness. Participants will develop their knowledge and skills to work with and support people with dementia in the community and statutory settings. Befrienders will be trained how to provide companionship to reduce isolation and loneliness. The course will cover: dementia and related neurological illnesses, dietary needs of people and health improvements, the NHS dementia care pathways, effective communication, safeguarding, medical treatment in dementia care, risk assessment and risk management, care planning and the role of carers.

Training happens over six weeks. Our next course starts on: Wednesday 29 April. Deadline for enrollment: Thursday 26 March 5pm

Complete the enrollment form and return to HWS:  HWS DB – Booking Form – April 2015

Please note applicants are required to attend an interview on Thursday 23 April.

There is stigma around mental health illnesses in many diverse communities, dementia is included. It is therefore understandable why currently, only 44% of people with dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have a diagnosis. Many with the illness hide their diagnosis, carry on without the support they need and avoid using the services they are entitled to. This course will assist those: with early signs of dementia and a diagnosis, their families and their carers to strengthen their voices and resolve to access the services they need. This training will develop advocates who will support those with dementia, or those affected by dementia, to get their entitlement, access to services and the treatment they need.

This course is targeted at people with mother-tongue language skills and good spoken and written English language skills. The Introduction to Medical Interpretation qualification is a Level 4 award from the University of Southampton. The course provides a practical overview of the professional skills needed to be a Medical Interpreter. The course covers: the role of the interpreter, cross cultural and linguistic barriers, interpreting practice, Interpreting techniques, code of conduct, physiology and terminology, development of communication skills and new technology interpreting.


HWS can be commissioned to work with agencies to design, develop, deliver or facilitate bespoke learning intervention and solutions to develop the knowledge, skills or attitudes of their staff or members of the communities.

For more information contact Annie Noble on: 01256 423 830.

Hampshire Wellbeing Services CIC
The Orchard, White Hart Lane,
Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4AF
CIC No. 07352108
Registered in England and Wales

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We work to eliminate social inequalities in health and empower people to care for each other’s wellbeing.

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