Training and Development

We provide comprehensive induction and on-going in-house training programmes for all our staff. Training and development are central to our success and are essential for the safe provision of care, as well as recruitment and retention.

Your training with us commences with a formal induction programme over 5 days and continues through various methods of assessment over a 12 week period. This allows you to develop your healthcare and clinical knowledge in line with the requirements of our organisation and regulatory bodies. For complex care packages additional specialist training is provided to ensure that the needs of our clients are met.

Induction Programme

The induction programme for all domiciliary carers includes mandatory training in Person Centred Care, incorporating the Common Induction Standards covering:

  • Basic life support
  • Health and Safety in a domiciliary setting (including, moving and handling, fire safety, infection control, food hygiene, lone working)
  • Catheter care
  • Protection of children and vulnerable adults
  • Confidentiality
  • Equality and diversity
  • Professional expectations and professional boundaries
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Medication
  • Documentation

For complex carers we provide the following additional specialist input:

  • Paediatric and adult (including tracheostomy resuscitation)
  • Basic assessment of children and adults
  • Nutrition and enteral feeding
  • Suctioning and tracheostomy care
  • Principles of ventilation
  • Epilepsy (including administration of buccal midazolam)
  • Spinal injuries

Any other additional specialist courses that are required to meet our clients’ needs will be sourced via specialist providers. For example, some carers working with children may be required to have specialist communication skills in play therapy or Makaton.

Additional Programme

An additional programme is undertaken by Senior Carers, Nurses, Team Leaders and Field Supervisors and includes:

  • Advanced assessment
  • Complex care assessment
  • Managing difficult situations and stress
  • Managing teams and communication skills
  • Training, competency assessment, individual performance reviews, supervision
  • Recruitment

We also provide support to all our carers to undertake National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) Levels 2 & 3 in Health and Social Care or Child Health. Additionally, Train the Trainer courses are available for all staff who are involved in a training role.

A rolling programme of training is available throughout the year.

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