Over the past year, we have run several successful Sector Based Training Academies in association with Age UK and in partnership with Job Centre Plus. Sector based work academies are designed to help health and social care employers find people with the right skills, training and values to join their organisation.
Home Support Services will be operating further academies in the Autumn 2015
If you would like information about this please contact us on 01332 723250
During the past 18 months, Home Support Services has been working with Investors In People and has achived IIP status.
Staff from all levels of the business took part in the assessment and award process and there was an emphasis on training and development and health and wellness.
We will update this column as our IIP journey unfolds.
Home Support Services wants to ensure that they are making a difference for people with severe learning disabilities and so they have signed the Challenging Behaviour Foundation Charter and are an associate member of the Foundation
The Joseph Rowtree Trust believe we as social care providers need to challenge attitudes, understanding and behaviours around dementia which reinforce stigma, isolation and exclusion. We need to inspire local communities, organisations and businesses to become more aware and understanding of dementia, and more inclusive. And we need to support the collective engagement of people with dementia, so their voice is heard more clearly in this debate, and so they have more confidence and capacity to influence attitudes, policies and practice. Their programme Dementia without Walls (July 2012 – Dec 2015) includes three main strands: Strand 1 - Empowering people with dementia Strand 2 - Dementia-friendly communities Strand 3 - Thinking differently about dementia
http://www.jrf.org.uk/topic/dementia-without-wallsThis update summarises ongoing and new work in the first two and a half years of the Programme (from July 2012 – November 2014).
This short film produced in association with Derby University, shows retired nurse Carol Stanton talking about her experience of caring for her parents when they developed Dementia. It highlights the vital need for responsive, trained and professional staff in community settings, and gives us a valuable insight into the perspectives of a family carer.
Making it Real sets out what people who use services and carers expect to see and experience if support services are truly personalised. They are set of "progress markers" - written by real people and families - that can help an organisation to check how they are going towards transforming adult social care. The aim of Making it Real is for people to have more choice and control so they can live full and independent lives.
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