Training packs ready staff for Act

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

Age Concern has published two new training packs for care home staff. The charity says that, with the Care Standards Act coming into force on April 1 2002, there is an urgent need to enhance training for care staff. Aimed at care home managers, care workers and other professional staff in residential and nursing care, the packs are said to give a complete, ready-made, training package, which can be used by senior staff without direct training experience. They include: – OHP slides ready to use – Handouts ­ ready to photocopy – Complete training sessions ­ ready to run. There are two packs ­ written by Helen Howard, an expert in care practice ­ each containing seven complete training sessions. Topics covered include: – Principles of care – Respecting privacy and dignity – Rights and responsibilities – Encouraging independence – Valuing individuality and difference – Promoting choice and self-esteem. Age Concern says the training packs can help even the smallest organisation drive up standards, and maximise

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