Alcohol and older people workshop

Date published: 15/02/2017

Thursday 23 February 2017 or Thursday 9 March 2017
NewLink Wales, Meridian Court, North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BE
Half day workshop from 10am - 1pm (lunch not provided)

This course delivered by NewLink Wales, is suitable for anyone who potentially would have contact with this group of people. It specifically looks at the risks, harms and dangers associated with alcohol consumption for older people.

The main aim of the course will be to allow participants to explore the holistic approach of harm reduction and explore every aspect of someone's alcohol consumption and how we sign post appropriately.  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of alcohol and consider the reasons for alcohol consumption - the 'Who, What, Why' principle;
  • Calculate units competently against consumed alcoholic drinks consumed;
  • List side effects of excessive drinking and note the different risks associated with different age ranges;
  • Confidentially discuss an individual's alcohol consumption and  identify key harm reduction techniques.

The NewLink Wales Training Team are experienced practitioners who have worked directly with individuals who misuse substances. They are also qualified assessors who maintain a high level of contact with the substance misuse sector.

Free fully funded spaces to workers in Cardiff and the Vale. If working outside of this area, contact NewLink Wales.For further information or to book a place T: 029 2052 9002 or E:

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