B&M Care continuously strive to make further improvements in our staff training and development. In 2015 the Skills for care, Care Certificate became a requirement for all new care home staff. These new standards changed and expanded the knowledge required by our staff. All our training staff are competent to deliver this training.
All our care staff have a 12 week induction period which includes the first week totally “in school” learning the theory behind the concept of safe, dignified, person-centred care for the frail elderly people in our care and those who live with dementia. Each of our new staff then has a day a week for the remaining 11 weeks with theoretical learning covering all the subjects required to deliver the high standards of care we pride ourselves on. In the meantime they will be learning and improving all their practical skills.
For 2016 B&M Care are committed to ensuring all staff understand and deliver a whole home approach to person centred care. This will be done by in house training as well as undergoing the Virtual Dementia Tour by Training2care.
Inspiring Leadership in Person Centred Dementia Care
B&M Care managers have completed a Business Leadership in Dementia Care programme, accredited by Surrey University and in conjunction with Dementia Care Matters and The Alzheimer's Society. This development will assist our staff in meeting Objective 11 of the Department of Health's National Dementia Strategy. We are committed to ensuring that all people in our care that live with dementia live well in our homes.
B&M Care have recognised the talent within our homes and have developed a leadership pathway for our most gifted staff to develop their skills. 2015 was such a success we have decided to continue this pathway for our staff for 2016.
Virtual Dementia Tour