Hft | Assistive Technology Awareness Training and Devices - Gloucestershire

Virtual Assistive Technology Awareness Training and Devices – Gloucestershire


Thanks to funding from the Digital Innovation Fund recently launched in Gloucestershire, the personalised technology team at Hft are currently able to offer virtual Assistive Technology Awareness Training to providers who offer services to vulnerable adults in the Gloucestershire area.

This training aims to help providers to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of:

  • What kinds of technology are available
  • The outcomes that the right technology in the right place can help people achieve, and
  • How you can start introducing assistive technology in your services

As part of the training, staff will develop an action plan that identifies low-tech solutions that could aid the people they support. These items will then be loaned as part of the project’s funding for you to use in your service. If they lead to positive outcomes, the service can keep them after the project has finished.

Staff will receive a certificate confirming their completion of the training, and we will also follow up with service providers after the training and installation of technology to find out how they are progressing, record any outcomes, and offer ongoing support and advice.

“I have a better understanding of why I should look to embrace and recommend even basic technologies for the benefit of those we support.”

Quote from a previous recipient of Hft’s assistive technology training

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We currently have training scheduled on the following dates:

  • 11 May – 10am-1pm
  • 20 May – 10am-1pm
  • 25 May – 10am-1pm
  • 3 June – 10am-1pm
  • 8 June – 10am-1pm
  • 17 June – 10am-1pm
  • 22 June – 10am-1pm
  • 6 July – 10am-1pm
  • 15 July – 10am-1pm

If you are interested in receiving training in assistive technology as part of this initiative please contact proudtolearn@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

Find out more about personalised technology

You can see some of the assistive technology that we use at www.hft.org.uk/smarthouse or you can email us with any questions at: personalisedtechnology@hft.org.uk.