Live-In Carer Training

Live-in carer induction training

All of our carers, no matter what their level of experience, must undertake a mandatory one-week induction training course. This sets out the very high standards we expect all of our staff to follow. It covers safe and acceptable working practices, including food hygiene, nutrition, adult protection, mental capacity, infection control and continence training. Training is also given for dealing with specialist conditions.

Below is an outline of the induction training:

Monday 08.30 – 16.30
  • Interviews
  • Induction talk
  • Understanding your role
  • Personal development
  • Tuesday 08.30 – 16.30
  • Duty of care
  • Working in a person-centred way
  • Communication
  • Handling information
  • Wednesday 08.30 – 20.00
  • Safeguarding adults
  • Safeguarding children
  • Equality and diversity
  • Manual handling theory
  • Manual handling practical
  • Food and hygiene
  • Infection control
  • Thursday 08.30 – 20.00
  • Personal care and standard 7 privacy and dignity
  • Medication theory
  • Medication practical and test
  • CPR and first aid
  • Friday 08.30 – 16.30
  • Awareness of mental health and learning disabilities
  • Client group
  • Health and safety
  • Following a positive interview outcome and receipt of satisfactory references, you will need to successfully complete our one-week induction training before we make you a job offer. Induction training will stand you in good stead wherever you work in the UK. You will also be given workbooks and signed certificates of attendance. Our induction training dates are available upon request.

    Please contact us before you book your flight over so that we can book you a place.

    Further training and supervision

    Ongoing training to expand and update skill-sets (e.g. manual handling, medication, recognising abuse) is given and helps us to maintain the highest standards of care.

    This further training includes:

    • Manual handling, medication, recognising abuse and infection control updates
    • Equality and diversity
    • Aids to independent living
    • Dementia management
    • Management of challenging behaviour
    • Aids to independent living
    • Palliative care and end of life care
    • Parkinson’s disease and management
    • Nutrition for older people
    • Diversity and equality
    • Mental health in older people
    • Diabetes

    A dementia discussion forum has also been introduced to promote personal development, employee engagement and job satisfaction.

    “The training is good, thorough and comprehensive”