14 April 2020

Funded Training for Health and Social Care providers impacted by COVID-19

Are you a Health and Social Care provider whose staff training has been impacted by Covid 19?

As a Skills for Care endorsed provider, Acacia Training has been granted access to funding to support the growing needs of the care sector in these challenging times. This grant has been awarded to support training in response to Covid 19.

There are 3 areas where we can provide training:

  • Training for volunteers – ½ a day face to face training online
  • Training for new staff or care staff returning to the sector – 4 days as part of induction, online face to face training and online course completion
  • CPD training to existing staff – 2 hours online face to face training online

All training will be conducted via an online web conferencing tool, Zoom and will be conducted by experts in the health and social care field.

All participants will receive a certificate on completion of training.

Contact us today to discuss how we can support your staffs’ development at this time

Q&A Skills for Care Funding

Who can be trained?

There are 3 options for training they are as follows:

  • Training for volunteers – ½ a day online face to face training online
  • Training for new staff or care staff returning to the sector – 4 days as part of induction, online face to face training and online course completion
  • CPD training to existing staff – 2 hours online face to face training online

What do the programmes look like?

Volunteer ½ day includes an introduction to

  • Adult social care – An overview of the sector and the challenges it is currently facing
  • Their role and responsibilities – The diverse role of a volunteer in health and social care
  • Whistleblowing – An introduction to safeguarding, duty of care and responsibilities through whistleblowing
  • Equality, diversity and person centred values – Working in a person centred way and what this means, deprivation of liberty
  • Telephone support and communication – Effective communication and support for those in isolation
  • Pain and discomfort – Role in supporting those in pain
  • Infection prevention and control – PPE and safe working practices
  • Food safety – Introduction to basic food hygiene
  • Fluids and hydration – The importance of fluids and hydration for all, implications linking to those with dementia
  • Health and safety – Maintaining a safe working environment for all
  • Stress – Managing personal stress and supporting those experiencing it

New and returning staff induction includes all areas of the care certificate through face to face and online courses, as well as the areas specified by Skills for Care below

  • Assisting and moving people
  • Basic life support
  • Fire safety
  • Food safety
  • Health & safety awareness
  • Infection prevention & control
  • Safeguarding (specifically around isolation)
  • Medication

CPD for existing staff the following courses are available

  • Assisting and moving people
  • Basic life support
  • Fire safety
  • Food safety
  • Health & safety awareness
  • Infection prevention & control
  • Safeguarding (specifically around isolation)
  • Medication

How many people will you train?

This depends on the size of the employer. The limits are as follows:

Small businesses (1-50 staff) – 10 staff can be trained

Medium businesses (51-249 staff) – 20 staff can be trained

Large businesses (250+ staff) – 30 staff can be trained

How will the training be conducted?

All training will be conducted online via Zoom (online web conferencing) and for the 4-day induction will also include the completion of online courses

When will the training take place?

We will work with you to arrange a suitable time. Due to it being online this can be more flexible and can start as soon as possible. We are able to run all training for groups via this method.

Who do I contact to book my learners on?

Hannah Breeze – hannahb@acaciatraining.co.uk 07939 320112

Mohmed Patel – mohmedp@acaciatraining.co.uk 07969 882362

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