Malden House care home delivered training about dementia to students from Sidmouth College

Malden House care home delivered training about dementia to students from Sidmouth College

Malden House care home delivered theoretical and practical training about dementia to a group of 15 students from Sidmouth College.

The aim of the sessions  - to give teenagers empathy about what a person effected by dementia goes through.

As part of Dementia Awareness week the college was invited to visit Malden House to work with the staff and residents.

She's making a career out of caring - with ‘ridiculously amazing' success

Balhousie Care Group

Jozi Stables' story is one of hard work and dedication. She progressed from doing dishes in a care home kitchen to becoming the youngest care home manager at Balhousie Care Group.

"Make Today Ridiculously Amazing" says a piece of art on Jozi Stables' office wall. It joins other words of encouragement as well as many photos - of the residents and staff of the care home where Jozi has just been appointed manager.

At the age of 27, Jozi is the youngest care home manager at Balhousie Care Group. She heads up 48 full- and part-time staff at Balhousie Ruthven Towers, a Scottish care home which has achieved top Grade 6 ratings from the Care Inspectorate for its management, leadership and standards of care.

Connect2Care launches healthcare apprenticeships with United Lincolnshire Hospitals

Connect2Care, an expert provider of training and apprenticeships in the care sector, has expanded its offer with the launch of its first healthcare apprenticeship standards across hospitals within Lincolnshire.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and its Talent Academy has teamed up with Connect2Care to deliver bespoke nursing development apprenticeships in Boston, Grantham, Lincoln and Louth. Eleven cadets are already enrolled on the scheme – which started in October – and plans are in place for a further 70 to commence a Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship.

Take on the challenge of re-shaping care sector

care worker with resident

Students are being invited to help re-shape the future of the care sector.

The Care Innovation Challenge is a competition devised to kickstart new ideas and solutions. It will take place on 17th and 18th February.

Students from a range of disciplines are invited to think broadly on ways to create positive change. Their ideas are showcased over a creative weekend of idea generation and prototype trialling.

"We need great ideas and innovation from dynamic and driven people"

Younger generation become dementia friends

Dementia Friends at Wellington School

Public-spirited students at Wellington School have opted to become part of a national movement called Dementia Friends which aims to teach people what it is like to live with the condition and how they can support those living with dementia to feel a part of the wider community.

Fourteen sixth-formers and Year 11 students attended an initial briefing session run by Jason Lejeune, training manager at Camelot Care whose head office is in Wellington, and then made a visit to the specialist local nursing home.

The organisation has been providing nursing and specialist dementia care for 15 years, and now operates nursing homes in Wellington, Plymouth, Bridgwater and Yeovil. The majority of their residents are people living with symptoms dementia. 

Kings Lynn students create an outdoor haven at local care home


Students from West Anglia College in Kings Lynn have donated their time to a local care home to help improve the surroundings for elderly residents. The students, who are studying on the National Citizen Service Life Skills Course, volunteered at St Leonards Court care home in Mundford, near Thetford, earlier this month, helping to transform the garden of the home into an outdoor haven for the people who live there.

The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides specialist care for elderly people, including those living with dementia, and looks to find positive ways of making the lives of residents as fulfilling as possible.

How a degree could boost your career in care

Do you work in healthcare and want to progress to a management role? Have you considered training to take your career in health and social care to the next level, but think you don’t have the time? If so, a degree course from Arden University could provide an ideal solution.  Arden’s BA (Hons) in Healthcare Management: The course is a full-time degree, with part-time hours. Teaching is compressed into two- threefull days, to help students fit study around work, family, and other life commitments. 

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