Research will quiz care homes


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

A project to help long term care providers to measure and improve the quality of their approach to training and developing their staff is being funded by the Department of Health. The project, costing £160,000, will be carried out by the Association for Residential Care (ARC) using a Training and Development Outcomes Index (T&DOI) designed and developed by the ARC with Department of Health support. The index will be made available, at no cost, to all residential and nursing homes in England over the next year. Project manager Alan Rhodes said the index allowed each service provider to see how its training and development compared to other services, and would provide an individual response to each service about how they can enhance their approach. “It also will bring together key information for those purchasing or inspecting services in an easily accessible format,” Mr Rhodes said. “We hope that it will become routine for purchasers to ask to see an establishment’s T&DOI score, and the evidence that supports





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