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Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough care staff become Dementia Friends

Slough based seakr carers are celebrating becoming Dementia Friends after undertaking a workshop during Dementia Awareness Week.    The Berkshire based care organisation supported the national campaign, organised by Alzheimer’s Society, by providing free training to its community of carers.   The Dementia Friends is a national movement to spread awareness of dementia, inspiring people […]

May 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

Training – Invest in your care workers and reduce staff turnover

This year sees the introduction of key government reforms to apprenticeship funding and frameworks. It will give many care providers cause to review their current training models, as Tracy Johnson, Head of Quality & Compliance at Heathcotes Group, explains…   From May, the way apprenticeships are financed changed significantly with two new funding models. Employers […]

May 23, 2017 | By | Reply More
Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

Appointment of Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take care staff to a higher level

Lancashire-based care home leader Springhill Care Group has appointed a Learning and Development Co-ordinator to take the training of its employees to an even higher level.   Mike Lakins joins the group to help in the development and management of the organisation that employs 200 staff spread across its three sites in Accrington, Skelmersdale and […]

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

Council funded social care learning and development solution gets stamp of approval from Skills for Care

Local authorities are funding access to a unique learning and development solution to evidence the competence of the social care workforce – and it has just gained Recognised Provider status. The Grey Matter Group’s unique solution that facilitates the evidencing of competence, wins endorsement as a Recognised Provider from the strategic sector workforce lead, Skills […]

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
New carers’ training facility is Gloucestershire homecare provider

New carers’ training facility is Gloucestershire homecare provider

A new training facility complete with bed, chair, clothes, ornaments and all the home comforts elderly people enjoy has been unveiled by Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare.   The Stroud-based company set up the facility, which is set out like a client’s home, to help their trainees understand what it will be like when they are […]

February 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Skills for Care tackle core skills in social care

Skills for Care tackle core skills in social care

Skills for Care has launched new learning activities to help care workers develop English, number, digital and employability skills such as team work and problem solving. Core skills ensure workers deliver high quality and safe care and support, to complete everyday tasks such as communicating with the individuals they support, writing a care plan, booking […]

January 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Outlook Care demonstrates its expertise in new educational video

Outlook Care demonstrates its expertise in new educational video

Customers and staff from an Essex social care provider are set to star in a video to share best practice in their sector. Outlook Care became involved with ACC, an organisation that produces videos of people receiving care and providing care for educational purposes, earlier this year. Not-for-profit social care provider, Outlook Care, delivers person […]

December 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

Ayrshire care worker gets off to a flying start

An employee at an Ayrshire care home has become one of the first care workers to complete an NHS initiative, primarily set up for ward nurses. Victoria Haswell, who works at Bupa’s Claremont Care Home in Whitletts, undertook the Flying Start programme over a four month period, while maintaining her daily work responsibilities. The Flying […]

December 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Health and social care provider endorsed for its staff training courses

Health and social care provider endorsed for its staff training courses

Health and social care provider Shaw healthcare has been endorsed by charity Skills for Care for its staff training courses.   The endorsement means that Shaw healthcare will now be able to provide accredited training to staff working in other care homes and services in the sector on-site, alongside the training and development it currently provides […]

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
MSP Nicola Sturgeon opens innovative learning centre designed for care users

MSP Nicola Sturgeon opens innovative learning centre designed for care users

Glasgow Southside MSP Nicola Sturgeon today officially opened an innovative new learning centre designed to support people receiving care and support.   The First Minister was given a guided tour of the Gorbals-based Academy – and saw for herself how the facility’s special features encourage learning and discussion among staff at Loretto Care and the […]

July 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Felixstowe Care Home Manager completes My Home Life training

Felixstowe Care Home Manager completes My Home Life training

Two of Felixstowe’s residential care homes will be benefitting from enhanced management support following the recent success of their manager, Judith Morgan-Worrall. Judith who serves as Home Manager for Foxgrove and Maynell House, both situated on the High Road in old Felixstowe, has successfully completed the ‘My Home Life Leadership Support Programme’. MHL is a […]

July 4, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘National first’ for Oxfordshire care home with Stroke Association award

‘National first’ for Oxfordshire care home with Stroke Association award

A care home in Stanford in the Vale is celebrating this week after receiving confirmation that it will be the first in the country to receive a Stroke Association Care Award, meeting the five standards to help improve Stroke care. The Grange Care Centre, which has been run by husband and wife team, Ian and […]

May 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Care staff walk in the shoes of those with dementia

Care staff walk in the shoes of those with dementia

  The session was part of an ongoing staff development program covering all aspects of dementia care, with the primary focus on “being person centered”. Participants experienced first-hand what it would be like not to be treated in a person centered way and how their interactions make a difference to their residents well-being. As Susannah […]

May 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Social care company honours its first Care Certificate ‘graduates’

Social care company honours its first Care Certificate ‘graduates’

Eighteen carers from SweetTree Home Care Services say they are ‘thrilled’ to have become the company’s first Care Certificate ‘graduates’.   The Care Certificate was introduced last year for all new carers working within a health or social care setting. The programme requires carers to reach a high standard in areas including communication, privacy and […]

April 13, 2016 | By | Reply More
Real apprenticeships will revolutionise social care

Real apprenticeships will revolutionise social care

A high-flying care organisation from Wales is launching a two-year apprenticeship scheme – with 100 places up for grabs every year. Pioneering Pendine Park has already invested more than £750,000 in developing the training programme that’s set to revolutionise staff development in the social care sector. The structure of the Pendine Pathway programme that will […]

November 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
Amore Care wins dementia training award

Amore Care wins dementia training award

Amore Care, part of the Priory Group, has won the ‘Excellence in Training’ award at the 2015 LaingBuisson Awards ceremony in London.   The prestigious event, one of the main highlights in the health sector calendar, celebrates the achievements of independent healthcare providers who are ‘best in class’.   The 2015 competition was fierce with […]

November 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Moving Up BAME programme created to support black, Asian and minority backgrounds develop leadership skills

Moving Up BAME programme created to support black, Asian and minority backgrounds develop leadership skills

To support those from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to develop the skills they need to progress to top leadership positions, Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, has developed the Moving Up BAME programme. The programme offers an innovative approach based on a series of learning networks, […]

September 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
PrimeLife works with Age UK Training to roll out dementia focused training course

PrimeLife works with Age UK Training to roll out dementia focused training course

Leading care home group, PrimeLife Ltd, is trialling a new dementia focused training course in several of its UK care homes.   Working with Age UK Training, the training arm of the UK’s leading charity for older people, it will be carried out at three of PrimeLife’s care homes including Peaker Park in Leicestershire, Westerlands […]

August 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Connect 2 Care and HIT Training celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Connect 2 Care and HIT Training celebrate ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

National care skills development and training provider Connect 2 Care (C2C) is celebrating after its parent company, HIT Training Ltd, received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors – the third time running that the company has been given the Grade 2 ranking. The company received particular praise for the way in which its apprentices progress, […]

August 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Health and Social Care sector celebrates launch of first ever professional qualification in catering

Health and Social Care sector celebrates launch of first ever professional qualification in catering

Professional training for catering in the health and social care sector has taken a gargantuan step forward with the launch of the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery in Health and Social Care Catering. The very first professional qualification for the sector, the ground-breaking course will pilot in May 2015 at Barnet and Southgate […]

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