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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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Care UK shortlisted for two top skills awards

Care UK shortlisted for two top skills awards

January 21 2020

Care UK’s commitment to developing its teams has seen it receive a double shortlisting in an awards scheme designed to recognise the very best in training for those in care services.

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Care UK celebrates the best of British birds

Care UK celebrates the best of British birds

January 21 2020

Over 50 Care UK care homes across the UK are gearing up to take part in some avian-themed activities to celebrate the best of British birds this January.

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Bristol Bears help open city’s newest care home

Bristol Bears help open city’s newest care home

January 20 2020

Bristol’s newest care home has been officially opened by the Bristol Bears’ mascot, Brizzley Bear.

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Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

December 24 2019

When spending precious time over the Christmas period with relatives living with dementia, little and often could be the way to happiness for all according to a Care UK expert.

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