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Making Connections (Isle of Wight) Ltd. St Thomas House, 17 St Thomas Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SL

Contact us at: makingconnectionsiow@outlook.com 

Welcome to Making Connections

Who are we?  

We are an established, experienced and well respected training and consultancy provider delivering to local authorities, Integrated Care Boards, NHS trusts, police, fire and rescue services, housing, independent and voluntary sector care providers. We have a great team of trainers and consultants who have operational experience and they are experienced trainers with expertise and passion in their specialist areas.

What do we do?

We provide specialist training in child and adult safeguarding, mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and liberty protection safeguards, adult social care, adult mental health and criminal justice.  Look at our sample courses to give you an idea.

What we offer?

We provide a range of training and consultancy to meet the requirements of different public and private sector organisations providing health and social care. Visit our training or consultancy pages for more information, or give us a ring on 07551 721621. Our office hours are Monday – Friday 08.00 to 16.30.

As a company, we can provide you with:

  • virtual training and webinars – all you need is a laptop, iPad, etc. and access to the internet
  • face to face training
  • briefing sessions, that focus on a specific topic
  • professional development sessions
  • e-learning developed against your specific requirements.

Contact us for more information and our fee details.

 

Our primary aim is to improve the knowledge, skills and competency of practitioners and their managers to deliver services which make a real difference to people’s lives.

Meet the team

Jane Hughes

Stuart Hughes

Gemma Pitman

Bekki Hickman

Trainer: Jane Hughes| Safeguarding for Managers and Seniors | March 2023
100% of the participants said they would recommend this training to a colleague.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Trainer: Jane Hughes| Safeguarding for Managers and Seniors | March 2023
100% of the participants rated the trainers knowledge as excellent.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Trainer: Sally Watson| Safeguarding Detailed Awareness | April 2023
100% of the participants said they would be likely to recommend this training to a colleague.
Hampshire County Council

Trainer: Jane Hughes| Decision Making in Adult Safeguarding | February 2023
100% of the participants said the information received from this training was very actionable.
Hampshire County Council

Trainer: Dawn Revell| Safeguarding Making Enquiries | February 2023
95% of the participants rated the overall training as excellent.
5% of the participants rated the overall training as good.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Trainer: Sally Watson| Induction Level The Care Act | June 2022
The tutor was excellent in her knowledge and as a teacher she was good in that she explained the reason behind the knowledge she was conveying.
Cornwall Council

Trainer: Emma Pickering| Level 2 Safeguarding Person Centred | April 2023
95% of the participants rated the trainers presentation skills as excellent.
5% of the participants rated the trainers presentation skills as good.
Southampton City Council

Trainer: Clare Lucas| Person Centred Safeguarding | April 2023
Very interactive and a great refresher. Thank you.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Trainer: Clare Lucas| Safeguarding Adult Essentials | April 2023
75% of the participants indicated that between 50 – 100% of the information received was new to them.
Surrey County Council

Trainer: Sally Watson| Induction Level MCA/DoLS | February 2023
100% of the participants rated the trainers knowledge as excellent.
Cornwall Council

Trainer: Jo Hooper| Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse | March 2023
100% of the participants rated the trainers knowledge as excellent.
Surrey Heath Borough Council

Trainer: Clare Lucas| Level 1 Person Centred Safeguarding | April 2023
100% of the participants rated the trainers presentation skills as excellent.
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Trainer: Jo Hooper| Positive Risk Enablement | March 2023
100% of the participants rated the overall training as excellent.
West Sussex Council

Trainer: Sally Watson| Safeguarding Detailed Awareness | February 2023
This training has enhanced my knowledge in this subject area.
Hampshire County Council

Trainer: Dawn Revell| Level 1 MCA and DoLS | December 2022
It is always a pleasure to attend any training lead by Dawn. Her delivery is so clear and informative.
Southampton City Council

Trainer: Emma Pickering| Level 2 Safeguarding Person Centred | November 2022
Very well presented, inclusive and knowledgeable.
Southampton City Council

Trainer: Eliot Smith| Safeguarding Adult Managers (SAM) | March 2023
Eliot was very knowledgeable and clear – thank you
Reading Borough Council

Trainer: Eliot Smith| Safeguarding Adult Managers (SAM) | March 2023
Enjoyable course with a good use of case scenarios and discussions. 
Reading Borough Council

Trainer: Mandy Tyson| Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding | March 2023
Very informative and answered lots of question I had around this subject matter.
South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Mandy Tyson| Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding | March 2023
Good refresher and great instructor. Thank you.
South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Mandy Tyson| Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding | April 2023
Very interesting course, and very well presented by an experienced and interesting trainer.
South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Mandy Tyson| Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding | April 2023
I now have a better understanding of when I am required to gain consent to safeguard a patient and when we can send a referral without consent. Thank you.
South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Mandy Tyson| Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding | May 2023
Very informative with great content. Thank you.
South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Level 1 MCA and DoLS Awareness | July 2023
It is always a pleasure to attend any training lead by Dawn. Her delivery is so clear and informative. Southampton County Council 

Trainer: Mandy Tyson | Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding  | September 2023
Great group scenario discussions, found this really useful to pick apart and hear other people’s discussions, thoughts and experiences. South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Mandy Tyson | Level 3 Child and Adult Safeguarding  | September 2023
Very informative and interesting, good to be given specific scenarios and examples. South Central Ambulance Service

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Level 3 Safeguarding Making Enquiries  | September 2023
All of it – Dawn is a brilliant and informative trainer and shares her experiences and makes the subject real. Southampton County Council 

Trainer: Mandy Tyson | Level 2 Child and Adult Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse | September 2023
I thought it was very interesting course. The fact the trainer was able to input experiences into the course also made the course more interesting. Thank you. Surrey Learn Partnership 

Trainer: Dawn Revell | Level 2 MCA And DoLS | September 2023
Trainer has a good ability to get people talking and feeling comfortable, everything was covered and everyone else seemed to enjoy it as well. Surrey Choices

Trainer: Emma Pickering | The Role of Provider Managers | September 2023
The trainer’s style and approach allowed learners to share their experiences and to ask questions, informative explained everything to ensure understanding, real case scenarios shared, good group interaction. London Borough of Hounslow 

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Making Connections (Isle of Wight) Ltd, St Thomas House, 17 St Thomas Square, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1SL

Contact us at: makingconnectionsiow@outlook.com