Caring Homes opens care academy


Posted on October 2nd, by geoff in Caring Times. Comments Off on Caring Homes opens care academy

Caring Times Latest

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.





Comments are closed.


Latest blog posts

It’s a hard, hard world

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

A recent survey has found that 63% of the general public believe the NHS provides social care and 42% think...

Sign-up and pay, or perhaps pay more

By Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON

There are powerful arguments why carers working at night in small specialist care facilities should be paid their full hourly...

The parallel universes of social care

By guest blogger JOHN BURTON

The Care Quality Commission’s adult social care ‘productivity’ dipped in August and for the umpteenth time the 90% target of...