AgeCare’s programme is highly commended

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

AgeCare, a registered charity dedicated to raising standards of care for older people in care homes, has been highly commended in a national training award, organised by UK Skills on behalf of the Department for Education and Skills. AgeCare joined organisations such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Sainsbury1s, Lloyds TSB, BBC News and larger charities such as National Asthma Campaign, as the 40 finalists attended the Greater London Region ceremony. Linda Ammon, chief executive of UK Skills, said the lives of elderly people living in care homes were being improved by a training programme for staff at nursing and residential homes. “The course focuses, not just on physical care, but also on the residents1 quality of life,” Ms Ammon said. “The programme has been run successfully in-house and is now meeting the training needs of other care home organisations.” AgeCare Awards are described as work book, and work based cost effective training programmes that focus care home staff on the needs of older people, leading t

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