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The End of Text-Based Training?

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:22:00 Europe/London

Tech advancements have significantly influenced the business and consumer spheres over the last several years, from voice interface technology, for example, Google Home to self-driving cars. However, what does the answer mean for staff training?

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How to be GDPR compliant- A Care Worker essential

Monday, 24 June 2019 14:19:35 Europe/London

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It’s a game-changing data privacy law set out by the EU, and it’s enforceable NOW. The goal of this new legislation is to help align existing data protection laws all while increasing the level of protection for individuals. If GDPR isn’t already on your organisation’s agenda, NOW is the time to act.

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Keeping Caregivers Safe When Lone Working

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:02:02 Europe/London

Lone working is often a required aspect of providing conclusive domiciliary & home care support. We can define a lone worker as someone ‘who works by themselves without direct supervision’ and this is clearly the case for the majority of lone workers in the home care sector.

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Improving Dementia Mood Swings For Those In Care

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:30:33 Europe/London

Our latest blog looks at some of the principal causes of dementia mood swings, offering some combative advice on how to deal with them, as well as some stimulating activities for people with dementia.

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Stop Infections Spreading In The Care Home

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:13:14 Europe/London

Within the UK influenza is classed as our most common infection and it peaks over the colder winter months. If these types of infections are not managed in the correct way then many undesirable consequences can plague the daily routines of those in care & care staff.

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Optimum Nutrition Standards In The Care Home

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 17:01:55 Europe/London

Offering strong nutrition standards in care homes really comes down to forward planning, healthy food choices for residents and ensuring skilled kitchen staff have enough time & resources to prepare delicious meals as planned. Care staff also need to continually listen to resident feedback, understand what they enjoy and also help educate them to make better choices for their health and to seek a balanced diet across their daily meal intake.

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Fire Safety Advice For Care Home Managers

Tuesday, 27 November 2018 16:43:42 Europe/London

Effectively managing fire safety in the Care sector is one of the most important duties care providers have to do. In recent years there have been well documented tragedies and unwarranted levels of risk, and as we head into 2019 there are going to be tighter regulatory expectations which look to prevent fires in the care home & improve fire safety systems throughout the industry.

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5 Signs Of Potential Abuse In The Care Home

Tuesday, 7 August 2018 13:14:34 Europe/London

Safeguarding and preventing abuse in the Care Home is often one of the duties which does sometimes get overlooked in favour of more immediate risks however it’s a responsibility of supreme importance and one which should always be front of mind. Our latest blog looks to give detailed advice on how Care Staff can spot adults in need of help and how to proceed when there are potential signs of abuse.

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AWIFHSC Guide To Compliance, Qualifications & Induction Training

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 20:24:25 Europe/London

In April 2018 a fundamental change took place to the way new Social Care Staff begin their formal training across Wales. SCIF (Social Care Induction Framework) has historically been used to underline the key learning components which are vital for new staff starting their journey in Social Care. SCIF has since been replaced by AWIFHSC (All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care) and this new framework now outlines all the appropriate knowledge, values & skills Care Workers should cover as part of their induction training.

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Managing & Coping With Pressure As A Care Worker

Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:15:53 Europe/London

For a care worker dealing with pressure is often a daily occurrence which brings up fresh challenges and ways of working. Care Staff are respected nationwide for the hours of service they dedicate, the kindness they show and the positive impact they have on people’s lives - yet despite all that positivity the role often takes place in high pressured environments.

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