Evaluation of the Care Assistant Development Programme
Learning from early implementation – SCIE evaluation report for HC-One
Published: June 2016
HC-One’s Care Assistant Development Programme (CADP) aims to develop senior carers into nursing assistants, trained up to assist with medication and care planning. The Programme enables newly-trained nursing assistants to support registered nurses and improves the quality of care provided to residents.
This report presents the findings from SCIE’s independent evaluation – commissioned by HC-One – of the early implementation of the Programme. It aims to:
- evaluate the immediate and short-term impact of the CADP on the quality and consistency of care provided by HC-One
- inform the development and further implementation of the Programme and ongoing self-evaluation after this evaluation is complete
- validate the Programme against national good practice markers for the delivery of safe and good care.
Report focuses on recruitment to the Programme, how it was communicated, implementation, emerging impacts and future aspirations.
This research suggests the majority of nursing assistants surveyed and interviewed are happy in their new role and plan to stay with HC-One for the foreseeable future.
See what our evaluation says about the Care Assistant Development Programme in the first year of its implementation.
“Being a nursing assistant has improved the care I give to my residents”
“How do the nursing assistants manage to do it all? I don’t know”