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Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland
Duration 50 hours
Updated 08 Dec 2015
This free course, Foundations for self-directed support in Scotland, explores the development, impact and challenges of personalisation in the...
Social care in the community
Duration 3 hours
Updated 23 Oct 2015
Social care involves the challenge of supporting people who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to function without assistance or supervision....
An introduction to social work in Wales
Duration 10 hours
Updated 08 Dec 2014
Respecting the individuality of each person is a central value of social work but, as the term suggests, social work is not only about individual...
Designing space for dementia care
Duration 8 hours
Updated 11 Dec 2013
The lives of people with dementia can be improved by careful consideration of key features of the design of the spaces in which they live. This...
Become an OU student.
Change your life with a qualification
Duration 3600 hours
Updated 14 Feb 2016
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...