Fremantle Trust receives award for its in-house NVQ training initiative

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

A residential and community care organisation, The Fremantle Trust, has been awarded a National Training Award in recognition of its achievement through training. The Trust is a registered charity which provides residential and community care services for older people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems. Fremantle provides homecare and manages more than 55 care homes across Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet. With legislation on care quality standards imminent, the Trust established its own NVQ assessment centre and began training staff in-house. Flexible support structures were provided for staff with different learning needs or unsocial working hours to enusre an effective uptake of training. Speaking on behalf of The Fremantle Trust, Cheri Halvorson said there had been about 20 members of staff working towards an NVQ in December 1999. By May 2001 this number had risen to 140. “An excellent standard of vocational training led to an incre

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