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The 10th -16th June 2019 is Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, and this year’s theme is Getting Carers connected.

The aim of Carers Week is to highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. These carers will be looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. Its impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.

Many organisations from small local care providers through to national organisations choose Acorn Health & Safety for our expertise in this specialist area. Our tailored course programmes are particularly suited to organisations with specific learning outcomes and developed to meet the requirements of the care certificate. On our open courses, you will be with like minded delegates looking to learn the same skills as you so can create new connections.

We provide training for staff members working across the health and social care spectrum including carers, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and owner/managers.

We work regularly with staff members supporting a wide and diverse range of clients including:

  • Mental health
  • Paediatrics
  • Learning disabilities
  • Older people
  • General medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care

Our courses take into consideration a wide variety of published guidance and information from regulatory, advisory and professional bodies.  This includes the Care Quality Commission (CQC), The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Resuscitation Council (UK).

W are also pleased to confirm that our Manual Handling of Clients course is aligned to Skills for Health The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) which allows employers to recognise training to a standard, trust that information and reduce duplication of training. It also gives confidence that training standards have been met and standardises the interpretation of statutory/mandatory or clinical/care training.

The Framework can be used by any healthcare employer in the UK including NHS, independent healthcare providers, bank staff and agency organisations, and educational organisations and ensures the educational relevance of the training and improves the quality and consistency of training provision.

Visit our Health & Social Care webpage for further details

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