Motivation Australia has completed a Walking Aid Training Package, aimed at increasing safe and effective provision of walking aids by hospital and community based health, rehabilitation and community workers.
The package was developed as part of a broader program to strengthen assistive device provision in Papua New Guinea, and funded by the Australian Government through the Strongim Pipol Strongim Nesen project.
The development process included pilot training sessions in PNG, Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji. A huge thank you to our pilot partners in these countries, trainers and participants.
The training package focuses on enabling community personnel to assist people to be as mobile as possible with walking aids that are appropriate for the person and their environment. The training resources were developed to be delivered easily in different contexts. For example, visual aids are either displayed by PPT or on A4 printed cards that can be passed around a small group.
For more information about the training package contact Lauren Flaherty.