TSW are working together with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, and Cardiff and Vale Area Partnership Board, to pilot a train the trainer programme for frontline staff who support people with substance use and homelessness.
The programme has been co-developed and co-delivered with people with lived experience. It is designed to enhance the practice of frontline staff through developing skills in emotional safety and stabilisation for trauma. A cohort of 22 trainers have been trained by clinicians from TSW and Cardiff and Vale Community Addictions Unit. Following the successful completion of this first phase of training of trainers, all frontline staff working within substance use and homelessness services will receive training, and will also be part of reflective practice groups within their organisations. This will ensure that individuals will receive a consistent approach within every service that they receive support from throughout their recovery.
We believe that this model of training and partnership will allow sustainable workforce development and build capacity across sectors and services. This will also support the development of effective trauma pathways across Wales.