Caring Homes opens care academy
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Private provider Caring Homes has launched the first Helena Jeffery Care Academy, a dedicated learning and development resource for carers and nurses, enabling staff to develop and practice care and support skills in a collegiate and friendly environment.
Initially aimed at new care support and nursing staff, the Care Academy provides clinically-led programmes focused on developing the practical skills needed to provide high quality care. Attendees benefit from hands-on training sessions, where they can practice techniques with colleagues in a supervised environment.
Staff completing the academy course receive certification and a badge for their uniforms, providing a clear visual indicator of training and compliance in a range of core skills. The first Academy is at Caring Homes’ Moorlands service in Surrey and this will be followed by a further two locations across the country in 2015.
The Academies are the brainchild of Caring Homes’ founder Helena Jeffery, herself a former registered nurse. Helena wanted to create a mechanism by which staff in caring roles had the opportunity to learn and practice core skills in a safe and supportive environment rather than simply ‘on the job’.
The Helena Jeffery Care Academy is the latest investment by Caring Homes in its comprehensive range of learning and development resources, which includes City & Guilds accredited Dementia Training.