What training do the staff undertake?

On starting their employment all staff undergo a thorough induction programme. They then have regular training in all the statutory areas such as how to move frail residents safely, first aid, fire training etc. In addition to statutory training we require them to do dementia specific training which is provided in house using material from the Alzheimer’s Society. A very high proportion of staff also go on to do diplomas in care and we also encourage attendance at relevant external courses.