Care workers resources and services
Part of Care providers – improvement support
An independent evaluation of a Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP), a programme designed to develop senior carers into nursing assistants in HC-One care homes. The programme consists of blended face-to-face and e-learning, ongoing assessment, and mentoring support from a qualified nurse. The evaluation aimed to examine the impact of the CADP on the quality of care, inform the future development of CADP and validate the Programme against national good practice markets for the delivery of good care. It draws on interviews with key stakeholders, surveys with nursing assistants, residents and relatives, and case studies of individuals involved in the programme. The findings focus on recruitment to the programme; how it was communicated; training and development; implementing the nursing assistant role; and emerging impacts of the programme. The evaluation found evidence of early successes. These include high retention rates, with the programme recording a 97 per cent completion rate. Nursing assistants also felt the programme prepared them well for their new roles, with 89 per cent of those surveyed saying they felt supported by their nurse mentor. Residents reported their experience of care from nursing assistants was positive. Staff also felt residents experienced better care due to reduced agency use, more person centred care and more timely and responsive care due to increased capacity across the home. The report makes recommendations for the future development of the programme.
This film looks at people doing normal, everyday things like catching the bus or socialising with friends.Social inclusion, in practice, means doing things such as promoting and supporting access to social networks.
Part of Reablement
Reablement is about helping people regain the ability to look after themselves following illness or injury. This e-learning resource explains what reablement is, how it differs from home care and intermediate care, and why and how the service should be delivered. The first module is for managers who are involved in the planning and commissioning of services. It looks at how reablement is developing across England, why it is important to offer the service and how to evaluate the success of the service. The second module is designed for care workers. It covers how to carry out a reablement assessment and agree goals and support plans for people, and developing better coping skills for dealing with the emotions that reablement brings out in others and in yourself.
Enhancing staff development through supervision (residential setting)
Review of the impact of the Social Care Governance workbook (NI)
This workbook uses a social care governance framework to support practitioners, managers and teams to reflect on and evaluate their practice and to make improvements.
This resource is for anyone interested in induction in social care. You may be about to enter the sector, or you may be a trainer or a manager overseeing induction .You may be a service user or carer with an interest in the quality of care. This resource provides an explanation of the Common Induction Standards produced by Skills for Care.
Part of Dementia
This short introduction to using information and communication technology (ICT) in activities for people with dementia is aimed at managers and staff in the care sector. It includes using computers, the internet, digital media such as audio, video and games technologies and radio and television. Contents includes: the benefits and challenges of using ICT in dementia support, ICT in reminiscence and life story activities, in creative and entertainment activities and for keeping in touch. It is written in plain language to be accessible to those without technical knowledge.
This film focuses on how care homes support their staff after the death of a resident. It features Amberleigh House in Liverpool where a priority is put on helping staff though the loss of people they have cared for.
The story of a service user turned care worker and how he draws on his own experience in his work with a gypsy traveller support group.