Training and Development
With all being from the health and care industry ourselves we understand how critical it is to ensure we have well trained care workers out working in the industry, here is how we support this;
Regardless of being experienced or inexperienced in care, all new care workers are given a full thorough induction, identifying learning styles to ensure we use the correct programmes to support learning. If the new worker has been a care worker previously we undertake skills for care self assessment to identify any knowledge gaps, we recheck the individual is safe in their moving and handling techniques by practically assessing as well as theoretical knowledge checks. If the care worker is coming to work in the domiciliary division we ensure they undertake a shadowing period with an experienced care worker and also undertake the Care Certificate to ensure theoretical and practical competency when working alone.
We believe learning in care never stops, we continually refresh our existing workers training, and once being with us after their probationary period care workers are supported to complete more formal qualifications such as QCF's in Health and Social Care.
All our offices have their own meeting and training rooms, fully equipped with example products such as person protective equipment, continence products, medication dispensers, profile beds, hoists, slings and various mobility, moving and handling equipment. We also have close links with local colleges and identify support when required with record keeping literacy and numeracy.