Assessment & support planning skills

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Excellent support is dependent on an effective Strengths-Based assessment and the formation of a strong support plan. This course will show you how to assess and plan an exemplary level of support for individuals.

At a glance

Course type: Practical
Who should attend? Front line support workers, Managers

Click here for full course details or to book an in-house session for you and your colleagues

To deliver excellent support, you need to be able to fully engage the client in the process, complete an assessment that focuses on strengths and create a plan that both client and support worker agree with.

This training will help you to carry out assessment and support planning effectively.

Who is this course for?

It is suitable for managers and frontline staff in the homelessness and supported housing sector, who want to develop their skills.

Course content

  • Looking at the assessment process
  • The Strengths-Based approach within assessments
  • Communication and power
  • A look at the impact or our biases
  • Setting goals and forming the support plan
  • Assessment and the care act

Course outcomes

On completion of this course you will:

  • Know how to begin, build and conclude an effective Strengths-Based assessment process
  • Be able to spot and manage common problems in assessment
  • Know and have practised key communication skills relevant to the assessment process
  • Be aware of Equality and Diversity issues within the assessment and planning process and have a strategy to mitigate these issues
  • Be able to form and agree a SMART support plan that delivers timely outcomes
  • Understand and have a core strategy to involve partners in the assessment and support planning process
  • Have a personal action plan to help you get going after the course.


St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ


Member - £115

Associate member - £130

Non-member - £160

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Enjoyable and informative course, content delivered at a relaxed pace, also good fun! Thanks

In-House session, St Paul's Hostel

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