Dagenham care home uses laptop learning

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

A Dagenham care home’s commitment to training and developing staff has been recognised at an event celebrating workplace learning. The Campaign for Learning’s “Learning at Work Day” evening reception was attended by Phil Hope, the new Minister for Adult Skills, and guests from the business and skills communities. Bennetts Castle care home, run by Castle Care UK Ltd, is encouraging staff to improve their literacy and numeracy skills with learndirect, an internet-based training and education service. Bennetts Castle manager Eddie Kasprowicz said communication skills were vital for anybody working in care. “Not only do care assistants need to be able to talk to residents and their families, but they need to read and write notes, reports and care plans,” Mr Kasprowicz said. “Being a care assistant is not an easy job – the most important thing is finding someone with the care skills and compassion the role requires. learndirect is helping us support the right people in gaining the literacy skills they need to comp

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