Homecare provide training that motivates staff to achieve their full potential thereby ensuring our service users receive exceptional standards of care and support. We work in partnership with our staff to ensure that the training we offer is thoughtfully designed to suit their learning and our workplace outcomes taking care to understand the most appropriate methods to deliver the material.
What Homecare Provide
All Homecare staff complete a comprehensive induction training programme, progressing through a series of workbooks which are designed to develop their understanding and appreciation of all areas of service delivery. Induction programmes are tailored to specific job roles. Topics covered in the care worker induction programme are as follows:
01Chapter 1: Understanding the Homecare Principles of Care
02Chapter 2: Understanding Homecare and your role as a Care Assistant
03Chapter 3: Maintain Safety at Work
04Chapter 4: Communicate Effectively
05Chapter 5: Recognise and Respond to Abuse and Neglect
Each new staff member is given the opportunity to witness our core competencies in practice under the guidance of more senior members of staff, and to develop their skills and knowledge under supervision. This period of mentoring is concluded with a structured meeting where the staff member is afforded an opportunity to ask questions and to identify further training needs. This relationship allows for continuous professional development and ensures that staff feel confident about asking questions and seeking guidance.
The induction process is concluded through the sign-off programme. This programme ensures that each core competency is evidenced and recorded. It is also used as an opportunity for staff to discuss and agree an ongoing Personal Development Plan. Our Training Department is testament to the impact of Personal Development Planning, with all members of the Department having started their careers with Homecare in care worker positions. This is in accordance with the Homecare ethos of continuous staff development, with many of our care coordinators, team leaders and senior managers having started at this level.
Training in Dementia Care
The training provides a practical introduction to dementia care. We cover:
- The experience of dementia for those who have it, both physically and emotionally
- How it effects family carers
- How to communicate effectively with people who have dementia
- How to understand their needs and behaviours.
- Early symptoms of dementia
- A recognition of dementia as an individual experience that cannot be generalised.
With Care Assistants having the confidence and knowledge of dementia care, family members and carers feel more at ease and anxiety levels are greatly reduced.