Training

If you would like to book a place, please click on the links below and complete the details requested.  For further information or to discuss tailor made in-house training please email training@positiveactionh.org

All courses cost £90 including refreshments (50% discount for PAIH members)

Training Courses June to August 2017

 

Course Place Date Time
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals Glasgow 20th June 2017 9.30-12.30
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Glasgow 20th June 2017 1.30-4.30
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals Edinburgh 27th June 2017 9.30-12.30
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Edinburgh 27th June 2017 1.30-4.30
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals Glasgow 22nd August 2017 9.30-12.30
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Glasgow 22nd August 2017 1.30-4.30
Rights and Entitlements of EEA Nationals Perth 29th August 2017 9.30-12.30
Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Perth 29th August 2017 1.30-4.30
 **NEW** IMMIGRATION ACT 2016 – “The Hostile Environment” basics  Glasgow  5th September 2017 9.30-12.30 
       

RIGHTS AND ENTITLEMENTS OF EEA NATIONALS

The rights of European Economic Area (EEA) migrants have been severely restricted over recent years leaving many without vital safety nets in times of crisis. Brexit may further threaten EEA nationals’ rights to live and work in the UK, even if they have lived in the UK a long time. For housing providers, local authorities and 3rd sector organisations it is more important than ever to be able to offer EEA tenants and service users excellent advice at the earliest stage, to help prevent unnecessary poverty, rent arrears and evictions. You will be briefed on fundamental issues of housing, employment and welfare entitlements of EEA nationals and we will explore how your service users might prepare themselves to avoid possible threats of Brexit. Book online now here: https://paih.typeform.com/to/EITCMb

 

RIGHTS OF REFUGEES AND ASYLUM SEEKERS – fully updated for the Immigration Act 2016  

This half-day training looks at the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. The Immigration Act 2016 will withdraw asylum support from refused asylum seekers with children and make significant changes to the support regime for all asylum seekers. Service providers and the Third Sector will be at the front line, supporting people made destitute or threatened with destitution by the provisions of the Act and this half day course will help them get the right information to their service users as early as possible. Now that almost all Scottish Local Authorities are hosting refugees, service providers throughout Scotland should have an awareness of issues affecting refugees and asylum seekers. The course will explore how the asylum system works from the perspective of a claimant and the process involved in making a claim for asylum. The course will also explore the barriers faced by both refugees and asylum seekers building a new life in Scotland and their respective entitlement to services. Book online now here: https://paih.typeform.com/to/EITCMb

 

**NEW** IMMIGRATION ACT 2016 – “The Hostile Environment” basics.

 

The Immigration Act 2016 takes further steps to bring control of borders into our everyday lives. While migrants who fall foul of the immigration rules are criminalised by working and barred from accessing essential services, health workers, employers and even bank staff are all on the front line now and have responsibilities to assess immigration status and refuse services or employment if necessary. If they fail to do so or do so wrongly, they or their service users may be criminalised or miss out on life saving treatment.

People providing services to or working with immigrants need up to date information to make sure their clients are able to access services without delay and prepare for being excluded when it is inevitable. This half-day briefing is an opportunity to get that information and share experience and good practice with colleagues. Book online now here: https://paih.typeform.com/to/EITCMb

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN THE WORKPLACE

This half-day training outlines the fundamentals of how to create a respectful, supportive and inclusive working environment for a diverse staff and volunteer group.  Initially we discuss and define the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ to come to a shared understanding about their meaning.  The Equality Act and its nine protected characteristics are briefly outlined and we look at the characteristics that are absent from the list.  The course is highly participative and focuses on realistic scenarios of behaviour that could result in some people feeling that the workplace is a hostile environment for them.  We discuss the type of language that can be offensive and excluding, and debate how to challenge such behaviour in a constructive manner.  Examples of indirect discrimination are also described, to give delegates a clear idea of what changes should be made to accommodate the needs of a diverse staff group. Book online now here: https://paih.typeform.com/to/EITCMb

 EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN SERVICE DELIVERY 

This half-day training outlines the fundamentals of how to create a respectful, supportive and inclusive working environment for a diverse staff and volunteer group.  Initially we discuss and define the words ‘equality’ and ‘diversity’ to come to a shared understanding about their meaning.  The Equality Act and its nine protected characteristics are briefly outlined and we look at the characteristics that are absent from the list.  The course is highly participative and focuses on realistic scenarios for discussion.  The scenarios examine commons causes of indirect discrimination where the lack of consideration of a certain group of people, results in there being barriers to their accessing an organisation’s services.   We ask participants to consider how their services might be experienced by service users from a range of diverse backgrounds to help identify barriers and consider ways of working towards equality of access. Book online now here: https://paih.typeform.com/to/EITCMb

INTERPRETING CULTURE 

Our cultural background has a profound influence on each of us. It impacts upon our behaviour, our values and beliefs. It even affects our thought processes and how perceive see the world.  In this course we will examine where culture comes from and identify many extraordinary examples of its diversity.  We will then focus on our interactions with people from other cultures, to improve understanding, confidence and trust.  A simple gesture or phrase can mean dramatically different things from one culture to another and can cause unintended embarrassment, confusion or even offence.  We learn to consider how others might interpret our behaviour and also examine our own interpretations, focusing on some of the areas that can cause division, such as: gender norms; perceptions of rudeness; and communication skills. Book online now here: https://paih.typeform.com/to/EITCMb

TERMS OF BOOKING

  1. You will be invoiced at time of booking.
  2. Payment should be received before the date of the course.
  3. Your membership must be valid to receive the 50% discount rate.
  4. Cancellations received less than 3 days before the course will incur the full fee.
  5. Cancellations received in the 7 days prior to the event will incur a 50% cancellation charge.
  6. If an appropriate substitute participant can be found a transfer of the place can be made at no extra cost.
  7. There is no VAT charge.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR BOOKING.