Training Calendar

All booked training dates are shown by clicking on the calendar button below, if you would like to book, can’t find what you want or would like to enquire about further dates please email or call Karen Hunt on 01568 616653.

Training Venues

Most of our training is held at our head office at 1 Owen Way, Leominster Enterprise Park, HR6 0LA. Here we have a large room equipped with a 65″ Smart TV, compatible with laptops for presentations, flexible format seating for up to 20 people, fully accessible site and WC facilities, refreshments and free Wi-Fi and parking.

Our Moving and Positioning Training is held locally in Herefordshire.  This ensures that our training involves practical use of a wide range of assistive equipment alongside the theory.

Training Courses

We regularly deliver the following courses (click on the images for course details): we are updating this page and not all links are active – if you require course details please scroll down for our course pdf download.

Find the objectives of each course here Training Brochure or by clicking on the images.

Prices, which are subject to change, are detailed within each course page and always include tea, coffee and a certificate of attendance. 

Click on the Training Calendar for latest available dates or call to discuss your training requirements on 01568 616653 or email


Our Trainers

Meet the trainers

We at SIL are delighted to be able to offer a whole range of training focused around our mission and vision, ‘providing individual care and support services empowering people to lead an independent life at home’. Our team of qualified trainers consists of members of our team here at Services for Independent Living in addition to external training bodies when appropriate. Each brings their own wealth of experience and passion for their field making the training relevant and interesting.

Read on to find out more about each of our trainers and the courses we offer:

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Euan McPherson, CEO

Mental Health First Aid

I have undergone formal media training, Mental Health First Aid trainer training and am an accredited mediator. I am co-founder of HMMH – Hereford Men’s Mental Health Group which won both the Mental Health Care category prize and Outstanding Contribution Award in the Hereford Times Health and Social Care Awards 2020. Read full biography…

Alice Wynn


I have worked for SIL for 10 years now, working along side Tara Jones, Registered Manager. Working for SIL have given me the opportunities to progress my career including gaining BTEC Level 3 Award in Teaching and Education in 2022, which has lead me to becoming a trainer in Medication. I have also gained the role of Senior Support Worker and became a finalist in the Health and Social Care Awards 2020. Read full biography…

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Lisa Bradley

Adult Safeguarding, Mental Capacity and Deprivation Of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS)

As SILs Registered Manager in the Independent Living at Home team I have a keen interest in the topics I train in and see their importance and implementation on a daily basis.

I achieved BTEC Level 3 in Education and Training in August 2016. Read full biography…

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Shelagh Callaghan, Head of Marketing and DPSS

Communications, Compliance and Confidentiality

I have worked in PR, Marketing and Communications for over twenty years, in the private, public and third sectors.  During this time I have seen the very best and some of the very worst practices, but the one thing I have learned is that communication is the key to any successful outcome. Read full biography…

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Lesley Davies, ILH Co-ordinator


I have worked for SIL in Independent Living at Home for 16 years now. I work alongside Lisa Bradley, the Registered Manager and Rob Simpkin, Deputy Manager.

I love working for SIL and I have had and taken advantage of  lots of opportunities offered to me throughout my career here, one of which is becoming a Medication Trainer with my fellow colleague Chib. Read full biography…


Training at Services for Independent Living

Did you know that we deliver training for internal and external customers?  Open to our staff, clients and other businesses we pride ourselves on high quality training at affordable prices.

Our training provision was developed as a way to ensure that our staff are fully competent and confident in providing high quality care and also to ensure their safety and welfare at work. We are delighted to be able to share this with you; investing in your staff is proven to increase productivity, quality of work and your employees will feel valued.

SIL courses are not only for care providers; we host a wide range of training that is valuable in every workplace such as Health & Safety, Emergency First Aid at Work and Mental Health First Aid and Awareness courses.

Our team of qualified trainers consist of members of our team here at Services for Independent Living and external training bodies.  Each brings their own wealth of experience and specialism in their field making the training relevant and interesting.

If you are looking to train your care sector workforce please speak to us about the care certificate. We will advise you which sessions deliver the criteria and talk to you about special rates.

Please watch our video for an introduction to our training:

Contact us if you are interested in finding out more by email; or call Karen Hunt 01568 616653

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