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.

Apprenticeships: How to engage with Generation Z

Apprenticeships: How to engage with Generation Z

Recruitment and retention are major concerns within the health and care sector, but professionals are being urged to tap into the talents of Generation Z to ensure top-quality staff are on-hand to plug the growing skills gap. Connect2Care, the leading provider of training and apprenticeships in the Care Sector, discusses ways employers can reduce this gap by boosting engagement with young apprentices. 

The importance of recruiting effectively in the care sector

The importance of recruiting effectively in the care sector

It has never been more important to recruit effectively in the care sector, says care home specialist Caresolve.

James Parkin, Co-founder and Operations Director of Caresolve, says many care homes find it difficult to find – and keep - high quality care staff whether that’s registered manager, senior carers or ancillary staff.

He says: “It is a common problem around the country because demand for good quality staff far outweighs supply at present in the care home sector.

“It means that it has never been more essential to retain your staff once you’ve recruited them.

New online tool set to support healthcare professionals giving palliative care

marie-curie_0.jpgA leading charity has set up a free online tool to help support professionals in the health and social care sector in giving palliative and end of life care. 

This resource has been launched by Marie Curie who has collated a selection of in-depth material on end of life care and made it freely available in a quick and easy to access place. 

Research suggests that some health and social care professionals are not at ease when talking to patients about the dying process, creating a huge barrier between them and the people receiving end of life care. 

Power Plate® Brings Welcome Relief to Penhill Residential Home, Bristol

Power Plate

Elderly residents at the Penhill Residential Home in Bristol have given a very warm welcome to Power Plate®, from Performance Health Systems.  Since buying the portable, Personal Power Plate® unit in May 2016, they have been delighted by the new opportunities it has brought them and the improvements in their mobility, balance, circulation and lower leg comfort.  

“Power Plate has been a revelation,” says previous Care Home Manager Trina Birtwistle who on seeing it for the first time immediately recognised its potential to help her residents manage a range of health issues.

Dorset care home accredited with the highest possible rating for end-of life care


The Malthouse residential care home in Gillingham, Dorset, has been awarded with the highest possible rating for its end of life care.  The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides specialised care for the elderly and has been inspected by experts from The National Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and awarded ‘Beacon’ status – the highest possible ranking.

The GSF is a national training and accreditation scheme which helps staff in a range of care settings across the UK to provide a gold standard of care for people nearing the end of life. 

Conference to explore the introduction of accreditating restraint training

Restraint Reduction experts are set to explore the practical and policy solutions for minimising the use of restraint, including a debate on the merits of accrediting restraint training, at this year’s Restraint Reduction Network European Conference in Birmingham. 
Leading figures from across the health, social care, policy, education and policing sectors will participate in the Conference in Birmingham, on the 6th and 7th October, sharing their insights into best practice and the policy solutions for restraint reduction. 

Innovative care training puts resident’s needs first

Innovative care training puts resident’s needs first

The largest ever staff training programme is underway at leading Hull-based dementia care specialist Hica Group. 

More than 1,000 employees across 20 care homes in the Hull and East Riding area are set to receive fresh and enhanced training. 

Initially this investment involves training the entire senior operational team in advanced methods of dementia care to ensure skills are embedded within the organisation, ensuring managers are qualified to train future employees. 

Rotherwood Training - How to Make Training Work For You

Claire Stokes, Training Director of Rotherwood Training, is on a mission to educate the care sector. With 20 years experience in health and social care training Claire is passionate about delivering high quality learning experiences to individuals who wants to continue their professional development but also work with organisations to make sure their training is effective. High quality training is paramount to outstanding service provision and client care.

Safer manual handling of people training

With over 900,000 working days lost in 2014 as a result of manual handling injuries, one of the biggest challenges in the caring profession is making patient handling safer for the patient and the care worker, addressing this challenge with excellent training means the risk of injury can be reduced.

The SSTAR Manual Handling of People training programme, designed to comply with Manual Handling Regulations, requires all staff involved in the handling and moving of people to be trained in accordance with current best practice. SSTAR training covers the following topics: regulations, anatomy and physiology of the spine, safe handling practice, types of handling equipment (including mobile hoist with slings) and risk assessment.

Leading Care provider has ambitions to raise Dementia awareness


One of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers is giving its colleagues additional training in a bid to help raise more awareness of dementia.  Edinburgh based charity Blackwood is rolling out training in Dementia Care Awareness for 450 members of staff across Scotland after Alzheimer Scotland reported more than 90,000 people are currently living with the disease.

The ‘Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care’ training programme will provide staff with an insight into recognising the initial signs and symptoms of the disease as well as allowing them to be better equipped, more confident and offer a more personal approach in their interactions with customers who have been diagnosed.

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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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Active Minds Roll Out their Complete Kit with Greensleeves Care Homes

Since 2010, Active Minds have been designing evidence-based activity products for professional and family carers of people living with dementia. Over this time, the company has become familiar with the challenges faced by professional care settings when delivering planned and unplanned activity sessions to those with dementia or people experiencing symptoms of cognitive decline.