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The CQC Expects a Well-Trained Care Team – Could You Prove You Have One? November 6th, 2018 - For care to be both effective and caring it stands to reason that the people delivering it must be trained and competent. This simple principle underlines why staff training is an important feature of every CQC inspection and rating. Many care providers come out of inspections wishing that the management Read more »
Your Health and Social Care Business is Unique, and so Are Your Training Needs October 11th, 2018 - We understand that all health and social care providers face unique circumstances: different teams, different service user needs and different development needs. In a sector that is all about meeting individual needs of clients, it would hardly make sense to have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to staff development. Read more »
How do we Make Care a More Attractive Career Choice for Young People? August 31st, 2018 - The world for many young people is an uncertain place. Look around at the occupations many people carry out today. How many of those will exist in twenty years’ time? It’s hard to name any sector that can offer guaranteed long-term employment and progression. One exception is care. While artificial Read more »
Update to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) July 31st, 2018 - There are changes to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) taking place The government is in the process of legislating to replace DoLS with LPS Liberty Protection Safeguards. LPS is the result of a review commissioned by government ministers and carried out by the Law Commission. The proposals resulting from the review Read more »
Version 10 Takes Over July 31st, 2018 - As of 1stof August 2018 we will only accept and mark Version 10 Knowledge Papers from our Silver Box clients. If you do not have Version 10 yet, then please contact the office on 01823 332200 or email info@redcrier.com and we will be happy to help. Version 10 brought about Read more »
First Impressions – Care Training and the Public Face of your Organisation July 4th, 2018 - How do we form an impression of any organisation? Public statements and marketing may have an influence, but more likely it is the interactions we have with people that shape our lasting impressions. An interaction (even a simple information request) that is handled unprofessionally or by somebody who doesn’t seem Read more »
What prevents training from improving working practice? June 14th, 2018 - How do we learn? More importantly, how do we ensure that learning and training result in different behaviours and practice? I’m sure we are all familiar with the feeling of returning from a training course bursting with new ideas, only to find that we gradually lapse back into established routines Read more »
When, How and What- The Challenges of Care Sector Training May 9th, 2018 - Is there ever a good time for care staff to take training courses? In the care sector, where resources are stretched, finding time for training can certainly be a challenge. But sometimes, it isn’t a question of ‘when’ but ‘how.’ New legislation or guidelines, shortcomings identified in an internal audit Read more »
Targeted Training and Culture – the Twin Tracks to Best Practice April 16th, 2018 - ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast,’ as somebody once observed. What they meant by this is the power that a company’s culture holds over what people do. Whatever the strategy might say, decisions and choices are more often the result of culture – or ‘the way things are done around here.’ Read more »
For Every Cost there’s a Value and a Risk – Are you Ignoring Them? March 13th, 2018 - Careful cost management is a feature of any well-run organisation. Cost control done properly is a more sophisticated process than many imagine. As any registered manager will tell you, it’s not just a simple accounting exercise or making blanket decisions that ‘we’re not spending any money on anything we don’t Read more »
Care planning and the importance of person-centred care July 19th, 2016 - Care planning has come a long way in recent years. Gone are the days of paternalistic attitudes in social care delivery and in their place is an approach which puts the person at the centre of their own care. But what does person-centred care planning actually mean and how does Read more »
Commercial considerations linked to improving care standards. December 18th, 2015 - We understand that running a care setting presents lots of challenges and care managers have to be proficient in many areas to deliver high levels of care. We have produced a white paper looking at the impact of increasing commercial awareness within a care setting. This white paper offers guidance Read more »
Pop by and have a chat October 27th, 2015 - The Care and Dementia show is coming to Birmingham in just a weeks time, on the 3rd & 4th Nov 2015 and we’d love for you to join us! Entry to the show is FREE and you can register for your delegate tickets here. Our friendly team of training experts will be on Read more »
Do you know the facts behind Dementia? October 20th, 2015 - Dementia is now one of the biggest health issues facing our country. It is estimated that this year there will be 850,000 people with Dementia in the UK with this number predicted to increase to 1 million in the UK by 2025. With this amount of people currently suffering with Read more »
Breaking news or breaking point? October 15th, 2015 - We felt we had to comment on this BBC news article today as it is so close to our heart. Breaking news or breaking point? The Care Certificate was introduced in April 2015 with the objective of raising standards of care, it is logical that there will be a lag in Read more »
The Silver Box: a cost effective training solution August 13th, 2015 - The Silver Box Distance Learning system allows you to have constant access to staff training material to give you flexibility and complete control over your training matrix. You can deliver the training whenever is best for the organisation and easily moulds around you staff rota, so you don’t need to Read more »
When ‘Free’ Care Staff Training isn’t… August 12th, 2015 - Have you ever considered how much ‘free’ training actually costs? That might sound like a trick question however there are elements of free training courses that get overlooked when planning and evaluating a training matrix and sourcing the training from providers. The offer of free training sounds very tempting and Read more »
The positive impact staff training can have on a Care organisation February 4th, 2015 - Staff training is sometimes viewed simply as a compliance issue but, applied correctly, effective staff training can have numerous positive effects above and beyond this. Maintaining compliance is a huge task that weighs heavily on any care manager or owner. This white paper explores the various areas that are affected Read more »