Community care is key to living life to the full
A dedicated care team is enabling hundreds of vulnerable people to live their lives to the full – happy and at home in their local communities.
Keeping service users in their own homes as long as possible is the aim of Sheila Goodwin and staff at Bespoke Care Cheshire.
With a career in care spanning more than 20 years, Sheila said: “The most important thing for us to do is support people in their own homes and keep them in touch with their local communities.
“Many people who find themselves having to go into care simply give up. They are in unfamiliar situations with people they maybe don’t know.
“What we believe in is retaining independence for our service users coupled with excellent care – and what better way to achieve this than by staying in your own home, supported so you can still lead as full a life as possible.”
And the key to all the organisation’s aims, says Sheila, is the quality of training for its team.
Bespoke Care Cheshire’s long standing training partnership with Progress to Excellence Ltd has already enabled Sheila to achieve her Level 5 Leadership and Management qualification. Now, her care staff are following in her footsteps to aim high in their careers with five staff members from the 21-strong team working towards their Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications in either Health, Social Care or, the Business sectors.
Sheila explained: “Having poorly trained staff can only result in poor care, which is unacceptable. Well trained staff creates happy staff. They know exactly what to do in any set of circumstances and are exceptionally confident.
“At Bespoke Care Cheshire we provide support for adults with physical and mental disabilities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, many of them having complex needs, including dementia, and their ages ranging from 20 to 94.
“It’s vital therefore that our employees’ training equips them to deal with every situation in a highly demanding environment. This means being fully trained in all aspects of the Social Care Worker role – from safeguarding and communication to equality, inclusion and personal development.
“Gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of the care sector and the people we support helps to make our staff more alert to issues, as well as teaching them the communication skills necessary to enhance the quality of life for our clients.
“Confidence levels are then enhanced from achieving a formal qualification which confirms their abilities, benefiting not only themselves and their future career prospects but also, most importantly, those people in their care.”
The Level 2 Adult Care Worker qualification is ideal for those who are new to the health and social care sector or those, who might be working in the care sector already and want recognition for their current skills.
The Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3 qualification is for those working in a supervisory position within the sector.
Both qualifications can be studied by professionals working in a range of care settings such as residential care, community and private care, hospitals, domiciliary services, supported living projects, community-based care and private care for an individual or family.
Progress to Excellence Ltd offers a full suite of health and social care qualifications to aid career progression for the care sector. More information is here https://www.ptoetraining.co.uk/health-and-social-care/ or call 0151-650 6933.