Specialist Care Training Academy Launched
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
Published: 11 August 2015
Local award-winning elderly care provider, Carefound Home Care, has invested in a new training academy to deliver specialist training and professional development to its staff.
The new Carefound Home Care Training Academy is based in the company’s offices in Harrogate and is designed to offer the very best training to carers who support elderly people in their own homes. It will provide employees with training in the new national qualification – the Care Certificate – as well as specialist areas including mobility, medication management, dementia and Parkinson’s.
Carefound Home Care has also developed its own bespoke training programme to ensure that new people who join the team learn how to deliver the very best, person-centered care and existing staff can continually develop their skills through ongoing professional development and diplomas. This includes specialist courses developed in consultation with experts such as the Contented Dementia Trust, Alzheimer’s Society, Prescription Training, Solicitude Training and Parkinson’s UK.
The Training Academy has been established to simulate how to care for somebody in their own home and enables staff to receive practical training in using equipment such as hoists, wheelchairs and first aid mannequins.
Oliver Stirk, Director at Carefound Home Care, commented:
“At Carefound Home Care we believe that offering our staff the best possible training and ongoing support is fundamental to delivering a high quality, personalised, consistent home care service to our clients. This is why we invest so much time, energy and resource into these processes and are delighted to have opened our local Training Academy to support this.”
“There has been much negativity around the social care sector over recent years however what our amazing team at Carefound Home Care is doing proves that where staff are professionally supported and developed, and care is bespoke and designed around clients’ and their families’ needs, elderly people can live happily at home for longer with less reliance upon GP services and hospital / residential care admissions.”
“We continue to expand our hourly care and live-in care teams in the Harrogate, Ripon, Wetherby, and Leeds areas and look forward to welcoming great new team members onto our 2-week induction programme at our new Training Academy over the coming months.”