As part of Our Manchester and the Early Help agenda, Manchester City Council is offering a further round of training re its “strengths-based conversation” approach. The aim of this training is to equip staff from across all organisations with the capacity, capability and tools to interact with residents in a different way, focusing on strengths, understanding people within the context of their family and neighbourhood and enabling families to make positive changes to their lives so they are more aspirational, more resilient and less dependent on services.
The new Early Help Assessment tool underpins this way of working and it is anticipated that making this training available to partners will see an increase in the number of early help assessments completed as the confidence of practitioners to work in this way improves.
The training has already been delivered to over 1250 partner agencies’ and MCC employees and the vast majority of participants have indicated they would recommend the training to others. General comments from attendees include:
“provided an opportunity to share experiences with colleagues from other
partner agencies” and “strength based conversations empower clients to
focus on their strengths and find their own solutions”
The training will run for a half day from either 9:30 – 12.30pm or 1:30 – 16:30
The dates and venues for the sessions are as follows:-
North Location: 21, 22, 23 & 28 September 2016
at Wilsons Park, Newton Heath, Monsall Road, Newton Heath M40 8WN
Central Location: 29 & 30 September 2016
at Luther King House, Brighton Grove, Manchester, M14 5JP
South Location 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 October 2016
at Wythenshawe Community Church, 94 Crossacres Road, Manchester, M22 5BS
For further information and to book you place, email the Learning and Events team on: learningandeventsteam@