Alder Development and Interim Solutions

Alder Development and Interim Solutions: Helping your people learn, develop and deliver!

We specialise in delivering training and facilitating workshops within Social Care, Health and Housing settings on a range of different topics. We offer a menu of standard training and workshop options AND develop bespoke development programmes that help you to plan and implementation of your improvement and transformation plans and to develop the skills needed in the workforce to underpin any change that is needed.

Sometimes you want more than development. What you need is extra capacity with the skills to work flexibly on your improvement agenda as part of your permanent team, but on a temporary basis. In these circumstance we can place a member of our team in your team on a temporary basis or help you find an experienced candidate from our wider network of associates.

All of our training support or interim solutions are designed, delivered and facilitated by qualified Social Care, Health or Housing practitioners who have a wealth of front line and or senior management experience, as appropriate, which they can share and incorporate into our support programme for you.

Focusing on our training and workshops offer. We specialise in enhancing the skills of our client’s staff and provide them with an opportunity to evaluate their current practice and to consider how new methods may further enhance their work and the lives of the who they support to live the life they choose.

Our training and workshops can be provided as stand-alone sessions or as part of a wider piece of work to support your client’s improvement, transformation or change plans.

We are also able to facilitate team/group experiential learning sessions where staff can have the opportunity to discuss cases, reflect on their practice and be supported to develop solutions as a group.

We work nationally and will hold the sessions in a venue of our client’s choice provided that the right facilities such as Power Point, space to do group work etc. are available.

We want to ensure that everyone who attends our training and workshops gets the most out of the session and will make every effort to accommodate any additional learning needs staff may have such as requirements for larger font, coloured paper for staff with sensory impairments etc.

After our training we will feed back to our client, writing a Training Summary and Evaluation of the key themes/discussions/agreed outcomes, we circulate evaluation forms and will advise on any further training needs which have been identified.

Our menu of Standard Training and Workshops that we can adapt to meet your local needs includes:

  • An Introduction to the Progression Approach for Local Authority staff (Half Day)
  • An Introduction to the Progression Approach for partners of Local Authority (i.e. Health or Education) (Half Day)
  • An Introduction to the Progression Approach for care and support providers (Half Day)
  • Progression skills for support providers (1 Day aimed at managers/supervisors)
  • Goodbye "difficult" conversations "Hello" effective converstaions (1 Day)
  • Exploration and Evaluation Workshop (Half Day)
  • Assessment and Reviewing Skills (1 Day)
  • Strength-based social work practice (2 Days)
  • Leading and supervising strengths based social work practice (1 Day)
  • Support Planning (Half Day)
  • Emotional touchpoints (1 Day)
  • An introduction to Appreciative Inquiry Practice - Module 1 (1 Day)
  • Deepening your Appreciative Inquiry Practice    - Module 2 (2 Days)

To contact us:


Tel 07814-144-973 Rob Griffiths or 07748-180-390 Dan Short