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Duty of Care Completed

We have a bumper bundle of staff achievers to congratulate. No fewer than 22 relatively new members of our team have completed the Care Certificate workbook, which represents the first stage of their training.

The Care Certificate has been developed by Health Education England and Skills for Care to offer personnel starting out or working in the health care sector the opportunity to improve or refresh their knowledge and skills. It forms the core of our continuous training and development programme, here at The Chiswick, and covers 15 standards which participants are required to meet and evidence . These include: understanding your role, communication, privacy and dignity, fluids and nutrition, safeguarding vulnerable adults  and infection prevention and control.

The initial training takes about 12 weeks to complete and certificates are then awarded and celebrated. The workbook itself has a section at the back where learners can record their understanding of the training and how it will benefit their care to our residents. It also provides a helpful refresher for those updating their skills and knowledge gained in other locations. There is then the opportunity for anyone progressing in their careers to work towards a Higher Development Award with support from our training team.

Centre Director, Steve Winter, who is pictured with four of our recipients, Gerrard, Caroline, Lawrence and Flavia, said: “Congratulations to all those who worked so hard and diligently to achieve their certificates. They should be proud of this achievement. We hope they have enjoyed the first stage of their training journey with us and that they will continue on the path to long and successful careers as part of The Chiswick’s team.”

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