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A recent study from the U.K. Longevity Centre on aging and population is warning that retired adults are spending many of their golden years in poor health.

Overall life expectancy is increasing but health quality seems to be decreasing in people’s later years. But the study also showed that once disabilities set in, people are living with them for longer than they once were. And the social and economic inequalities that some people face only add to the harshness of their elongated periods of poor health.

The Health and Social Care sector includes a wide range of roles, with different skills required and varying levels of demand.  The industry includes the work which takes place within various organisations, such as hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospices and nursing agencies. Thus, this is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK.

In recent years we’ve observed a general reduction in the number or ‘accidents’ in the workplace, however they do still occur, amongst the most common types injuries resulting from:

  • Slips trips and falls
  • Lifting and handling
  • Acts of violence

I’ll health continues to grow in many areas, something that can be exacerbated by people working and living longer. Over the past four years 192,000 (an increase of 6,00 on the previous four years),staff working in the health and social care sector reported work related ill health of which:

  • 36% were musculoskeletal disorders
  • 45% linked to stress, anxiety and depression
  • 18% were other illnesses

Those looking to enter or working within the industry must ensure they are prepared for the high level of commitment that health and social care entails.  This includes providing staff members with the necessary information instruction and training to ensure that not only those they support, but also those doing the supporting are kept safe.  Increasingly those who commit their lives to helping others, are needing to be cared for in their retirement.

Over the past eighteen years we’ve gained significant experience and expertise working within the health and social care sector and can provide training and that complements that which you already do.

Our courses are aligned to The Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and are delivered using an evidence based approach, supported by reference to relevant regulatory requirements.  This includes the Care Quality Commission (CQC), The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and Resuscitation Council (UK).

Our offering is wide ranging and often designed to meet the individual and varied needs of your business, staff members and importantly those you care for. A number of our more popular courses are listed below:

Manual Handling             Foundation level training and updates, focusing on the key principles of sit, stand, walk, slide and hoist.  Training that develops skills and confidence using readily available equipment

West of England              Our six day, flagship College of Occupational Therapists (COT) endorsed course, designed for those seeking a people handling trainer qualification.  This course is a widely recognised and highly regarded trainer’s qualification

Bespoke                              A one day course covering first aid, fire safety, health and safety and manual handling, ideal for those organisations with staff needing regular updating or regularly recruiting.  This training can incorporate your organisations policies and procedures

Online                                  Accessible training when you need it, fire, first aid, manual handling, health and safety, legionella and more…

We also provide a comprehensive health and safety consultancy service, from policy development to risk assessments for expectant mothers and manual handling assessments for patients with complex need, we can help.

If you have any questions please do get in touch.  You can e-mail or call us on 0117 958 2070.

Danny Street , Director