Welcome to FreeBird Associates

Our vision is to support organisations to be the best they can be.

Our passion is delivering learning that educates, informs and inspires.

Our values lie in empowering learners to be curious, confident and competent.

We believe in the power of learning to make a positive difference to peoples’ lives.

Even bigger news: New funding for Registered Managers: check out the information under NEWS!

August 2019: Big news! we will soon be offering 4 more Skills for Care Leadership programmes, just as soon as the licences become available. These will include:

Well led, a 4 day programme for existing managers and

3 x 1 day CPD programme, Managing yourself, Performance Management, and Culture. Remember if you are ASC- WDS ( was NMDS) compliant, you can claim the cost back via the work force development fund.

We will be delivering the 3rd Cohort of Lead to Succeed ( a 5 day course for new and aspiring managers). September/ October cost is £400 PP and again if you are ASC-WDS compliant you can claim back £500!!! See the link on “Our courses” of course if you want more information do not hesitate to give us a shout.

WDF is ditributed nationally by Skills for Care and care partnerships are eligible to bid for funds for their area. CAHSC are the care partnership for Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Devon. It is a fund that is available to all adult social care providers in Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly, providing they are ACS- WDS compliant. If you want to know more about becoming ACS - WDS compliant contact CAHSC. elaine.dyer@cahsc-cornwall.org.uk or telephone 01326 567163.

July 2019 forth coming courses / events:

3rd July: Our friends at Desuto are offering a free 1/2 day workshop in Exeter on preparing for the Liberty Protection Safeguards, for more information and to book a place visit:https://www.tickettailor.com/events/desuto/264029

4th July MCA and DoL(s): a Manager’s perspective. Delivered in partnership with Taylors academy. To book a place please visit their website https://www.taylorsacademy.co.uk/shop/healthcare-courses/

9th July Adult Safeguarding level 3 (Fully booked) 

10th July: CAHSC Outstanding Care Forum. Watch out on their website for further details.

22nd& 23rd July: End of Life Awareness. Bodmin. 2 day programme. £140 pp. full cost can be claimed back from WDF if NMDS compliant. Email us for more information. 

24th July: Coaching in CareCoaching tools and how to use them in supervision. To view details and to book a place visit our Eventbrite page: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079

5thSeptember: Adult Safeguarding level 2To view and to book a place visit our Eventbrite page.  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079

11th, 17th, 24th Sept 2nd, 11th October. Lead to Succeed cohort 3:5 day programme £400 pp ( £500 can be claimed back from WDF if NMDS compliant). Email us for more details

8thOctober: MCA and DoL(s): a managers perspective. To view and to book a place visit our Eventbrite page.  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079

May 2019 forth coming courses / events:

8th May: Outstanding Managers Forum, w are supporting CAHSC in facilitating a session on Advanced Care Planning. to book a place visit:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/outstanding-care-forum-reach-communications-training-tickets-60461896159?aff=eac2

13th May: Adult Safeguarding level 2: Bodmin. To view details and to book a place visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079

16th May: Lead to Succeed cohort 2: Full. pleas email us for more information info@freebirdassociates.com

4th June: Mental capacity and deprivation of liberty for managers. including an update on the LPS. To view details and to book visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079

New for June and July: Coaching in Health and Social care. To view details and to book visit:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/freebird-associates-13485036079

September: Cohort 3 West Cornwall Lead to Succeed.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you don’t see what you need, always very happy to discuss and look for personalised solutions to your learning and development needs.


January / February dates: email us to book a place.

Lead to Succeed:This 5-day programme explores how behaviours and practical strategies can support leaders and aspiring leaders in their day to day work, as well as considering how they could implement these behaviours and strategies, now and in the future. 

Cost: £350 (NMDS compliant organisations can claim full cost back through the WDF)

EARLY BIRD OFFER:Sign up before 21stJanuary 2019 and pay £300 per place – you will still be able to claim £350 back through WDF.


Cohort 1: Callywith, Bodmin. Mid Feb - March 

Cohort 2: Hub Club, Pool Redruth. May: 16th, 23rd, 30th/ june 6th and 12th.

End of Life Care:A 2-day programme which is linked to the National End of Life Core Skills Education and Training Framework.  

Cost: £140 (NMDS compliant organisations can claim full cost back through the WDF, but this is only guaranteed until the end of March 2019)


Callywith, Bodmin: will run the end January TBC

Hub Club, Pool:  28/02/19 & 1/3/19

January 2019: following on from our endorsement by skills for Care we are delighted to share that we now have the licences to deliver Lead to Succeed and End of Life awareness. Two Skills for Care programmes that are eligable for WDF for NMDS compliant organisations.

December 2018: We are over the moon to share that we have been successful in becoming endorsed by Skills for Care.

October 2018: We are delighted to be working with Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care Learning Partnership ( CAHSC) to deliver a programme of Action Learning Sets for Registered Managers over the next few months. The project is funded by Skills for Care and we are already seeing some really positive results.

July 2018: Just a quick heads up that we are planning something very exciting with Cornwall Adult Social Care Learning Partnership. Watch this space; more news very shortly!! :-)

April 2018: We are pleased to confirm that we are now offering  a Train the Trainer Adult Safeguarding level 1 programme.  See details and how to book on in "Our Courses" section. 

March 2018: Amazing news! We won Outstanding Learning and Development Provider at the recent Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Care and Support awards. We are over the moon...

February 2018: We have become members of Tick review programme; run by Cornwall Adult Health and Social Care Learning Partnership ( CAHSC) it gives attendees of learning and development  courses the opportunity to rate both the course provider and the course content in terms of knowledge/learning gained, impact on practice and quality and value for money. Critical feedback is so important to ensure we are facilitating what delegates want / need, so will be asking everyone attending one of our courses to evaluate us using Tick. The link can be found here: http://www.cahsc-cornwall.org.uk/tick-review/

November 2017: As you may be aware, our contract with Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Safeguarding Adults Board to deliver Multi-Agency Adult Safeguarding Training has now ended, and we are currently unaware whether it will be re-tendered or what form any new tender might look like.  

However, we are continuing to deliver the Safeguarding and MCA courses although, as there is no funding available, there is a charge for attendance.

You can book places by visiting our Eventbrite page:


If you have any queries, or would like further information, please contact us at:


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