Nationwide charity Age UK, who champion the care and support of older adults, have approved the training programme The Good Care Group delivers to its professional carers.
The training programme, which has been devised by experienced in-house trainers and care experts such as Dr Jane Pritchard and Jackie Cooper, was recently given the endorsement after the charity reviewed all aspects of its teaching and aims, including the provision of person-centred care.
The full testimonial reads:
“Age UK has reviewed the training provided by The Good Care Group to its professional carers and has found it to be of high quality, going above industry expectations to give carers the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to ensure that their clients receive a high level of care. Age UK reviewed training in a number of key mandated areas, including dementia, end-of-life care, safeguarding, mental capacity, medication management and infection control, and are happy to commend the quality of this training. The Good Care Group’s training is well aligned with the way(s) in which Age UK believe older people should be treated and cared for, particularly the ways in which individuals are provided with person-centred care where maintaining independence is the aim.”
Darren Kennedy, Managing Director for The Good Care Group, shares: “We are absolutely delighted to have our training programme approved by Age UK, who are a champion of care for older adults. It’s really important to us that we give our professional carers the tools to deliver the very best care, whilst also promoting person-centred support so our clients can retain as much independence as possible. So, to have such a reputable organisation approve the training we have worked extremely hard to construct is a huge achievement for us.
He continues: “It’s also testament to the hard work and expertise we have at The Good Care Group that we’ve been able to create such a comprehensive course. I’d personally like to thank our training team and other colleagues who have helped to put the course together and have made it the high quality, industry-leading programme that it is being recognised for.”
All carers that are recruited by The Good Care Group are required to enter into a five-day induction programme – regardless of previous care experience. Covering modules such as medication management, equality and diversity, safeguarding, moving and handling, health and safety, dementia care, first aid and end-of-life care, carers are directed to always put the client first and take into consideration their needs and wishes in anything they do.
The training programme is part of the extensive recruitment process for all of The Good Care Group’s carers, which begins with a situational judgement test and interview. Carers are also required to undertake a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check, as well as have at least six months’ professional care experience in a similar setting. For more information on our training and recruitment process, click here.