How to be a Great Care Assistant

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

A new book specially written for the new soon-to-be-compulsory standards for care assistants has been launched by Hawker Publications, the publishers of _Caring Times_. The publishers believe the book will be especially attractive to care assistants because its focus is entirely on them and their needs. For example the Foreword is not written by a worthy Professor of Nursing, but rather by a care assistant who loved her work so much that she devoted many years of her life to it and went on to become a “great care assistant”. The new requirements are compulsory from September 2006 but care homes are being advised to start introducing them now. Co-dditor of the book (with Adrian Ashurst) Dr Richard Hawkins said _Caring Times_ had carefully researched the new standards and the type of staff wanting to be care assistants. “It is clear there are a lot of staff coming from abroad for whom English is not their first language, as well as plenty of UK-born people who do not find reading a naturally easy way to l

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