Talking turkey – more hoops for us all to jump through


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

I’d like to start this article with an apology to Brooklands nursing home in Sussex to whom we were to deliver some free training; unfortunately the funding was cut at the last moment. The reason I mention it here is that those of us who preach high standards can sometimes fail to live up to them. We can own up to them too. If we do own up to them once in a while folk are more inclined to believe us when we do protest our innocence. The errant training in question was part of a run of induction workshops (incorporating the usual death by workbook) that have been very popular with managers looking to train new and newish overseas staff. Oddly enough the demand is still there even though the powers that be have removed the funding. One wonders what the average care home manager can do to influence how government funding is spent, or at least one wonders what they could achieve if more of them did these things. That is however probably the subject of a different article. Anyway this unfortunate event did however





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