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Our people and training

Our people and training

Our people are chosen for their attitude, dedication and caring nature and we are committed to their on-going training and development.

You can rest assured that you and your loved ones will be in good hands right from the start. We recognise that our people are far and away our most valuable asset and that our high standards of care can only be met by carefully selected, motivated and able individuals. From our carers and nurses, to our activity coordinators, chefs and maintenance teams, we will go the extra mile to build strong relationships – not just with individuals living in our care homes, but also their friends and family. 

A dedicated and forward thinking dementia team

Under the guidance of our specialist adviser in mental health and dementia, Dr Nori Graham, we have developed a robust and forward thinking approach to the delivery of dementia care. As a renowned dementia expert and vice president of the Alzheimer’s Society, Dr Graham’s contribution to our dementia strategy has been invaluable in bringing great benefits to the individuals in our care.  

We also work very closely with the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester, who have helped us develop and deliver Fufilling lives– a bespoke training programme that will ultimately reach every one of our 9,000 employees

Walking in someone else’s shoes

We are committed to providing dementia training for all the people who work in our care homes and day centres so that they have an understanding of what it might be live to live with dementia, including the physical, visual and hearing challenges that the illness poses.

Our training helps care staff to put themselves in the shoes of someone living with dementia. If a person truly believes, for example, that they need to catch a bus or collect the children from school, colleagues are encouraged to support them through this conversation and to help them feel understood in the here and now.

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Local woman names town’s newest care home

Local woman names town’s newest care home

September 21 2018

A local lady has won a competition to name a brand new care home in Sidcup.    

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People of Leatherhead invited to take a sneak peek at revamped Milner House

People of Leatherhead invited to take a sneak peek at revamped Milner House

September 19 2018

Milner House is inviting the local community to celebrate its refurbishment with an exclusive first look inside the purpose-built facilities.

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Changes to fee structure

Changes to fee structure

September 14 2018

Care UK has recently implemented a number of changes to the overall fee structure for residents who fund their own residential or nursing care without financial support from their local authority.

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Patient Choice in the NHS: 6 tips to help you choose where to have your NHS treatment

Patient Choice in the NHS: 6 tips to help you choose where to have your NHS treatment

September 10 2018

NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive NHS treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice is our right. If you are in a position where you or a loved oneneed to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how to make an informed decision.

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