Continuity and staff development in residential care

13th June 2014 0

The goals of our organisation include enabling people to realise their potential and this applies to our staff as well as our service users. Staff are given the opportunity, encouragement and support to reach their potential, build their knowledge and confidence and to better meet the diverse needs of all of the individuals that we care for.

All staff complete a comprehensive training schedule which involves them attending training every three weeks as part of their working rota. This includes statutory training such as health and safety and food hygiene as well as crisis prevention, epilepsy and working with people with learning disabilities. More information on our training schedule can be found here.

On top of this training schedule, staff are able to given the opportunity to take a range of qualifications that enable them to learn and develop in the care setting.

We would like to acknowledge and congratulate all those who have worked hard to achieve qualifications and awards. The following members of staff have achieved Health and Social Care qualifications since 2013.

Level 4 HSC Health and Social Care
Vanessa Phelan
Dawn Walters
Jan Hartley

Level 3 HSC Health and Social Care
Selina Vernon
Natasha Labrum
Tony O’Reilly

Diploma Level 3 Health and Social Care
Bernice Dery
Naana Koram
Natalia Thumwood
Jennie Everest

Diploma Level 2 Health and Social Care
Nicola Butler
Allyson Hearn

Also, Natasha Labrum and Jackie Mann have achieved Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities, along with Selina Vernon who has also gained Level 3 Assessors Award and PTLLS (Preparing to teach in the lifelong learning sector).

There are currently four people working towards the Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health and Social Care, ten people working towards Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, one person working towards the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care and one person working towards the Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities. An additional 12 people are on the waiting list to start a Diploma or Certificate.

Well done to everyone who has achieved their qualifications and certificates, and good luck to all of our staff who are working towards their goals – we are here to support you!

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Richardson Care, The Richardson Mews, Kingsland Gardens, Northampton NN2 7PW

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