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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.

Latest news

We’ll meet again: Dorset care home celebrates Vera Lynn’s 103rd Birthday

We’ll meet again: Dorset care home celebrates Vera Lynn’s 103rd Birthday

March 26 2020

With all but the most essential visitors having to stay away to reduce the risk of infection, a care home team in Dorset found a creative solution to allow residents to enjoy the live music planned for their celebration of Dame Vera Lynn’s 103rd birthday, while keeping everyone at a safe distance.

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Horsham care home residents celebrate a virtual Mother’s Day

Horsham care home residents celebrate a virtual Mother’s Day

March 26 2020

With all but the most essential visitors having to stay away to reduce the risk of infection, a care home team in Horsham found a creative way to allow residents to celebrate Mother’s Day with the help of Facebook and Skype.

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 Eye care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by national care inspectors

Eye care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by national care inspectors

March 2 2020

A national care watchdog has given a care home in Eye its seal of approval, with relatives and residents praising the kind and compassionate team members.

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Care UK goes head to head with cruise and racing car companies in national awards

Care UK goes head to head with cruise and racing car companies in national awards

February 27 2020

Care UK has become the only care home provider in the country to be shortlisted in any of the three categories of the UK Employee Experience Awards.

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