Why The Rapid Induction Programme Works

Steve Oswald reflects upon his eight months of Rapid Induction Training, funded by Skills for Care and delivered through Coleman Training. As I approach my eighth month providing rapid induction training, I reflected on how this training programme benefits learners, providers, and the people who we support with care. The aim of the initiative is to rapidly induct individuals who …

Just A Carer – Or A Worthy Occupation?

Reflections on the role of care workers, by Su Burns, Dementia Trainer, Coleman Training & Consultancy Too many times care workers say to me ‘I am just a carer’, I just want to scream when I hear this! I remember very strongly the reactions I had when I became a care worker over 30 years ago.  Often, I would get …

“It’s the dementia, they can’t help it” – Reflection on Dementia Behaviours

by Sue Brewin, Dementia Trainer, Coleman Training & Consultancy. Over the years we have had many titles to explain the way that people living with dementia are expressing their needs and feelings. ‘Challenging Behaviours’, ’Dealing with Aggression’, ’Behaviours we Find Difficult’ to name but a few. The one thing that these titles have in common is the negative focus on …

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Managers need Supervision too!

COVID-19 brought unprecedented challenges to registered managers of care services. Managers worked tirelessly to support their team, protect people from COVID-19 and manage the distress of clients and loved ones through lockdowns and beyond. It has been a physically and emotionally exhausting period, leading to registered managers and other staff leaving the sector. But could regular supervision have helped? When …

The New Forest Managers' Breakfast Club

New Forest Registered Managers’ Breakfast Club

Friday 4th February 9:15 – 11:00 What is the Breakfast Club? It offers you the opportunity to meet with other local registered managers; join in discussions about current sector news and enjoy a free workshop focussing on manager-related issues.  Why do we need a breakfast club? With funding cuts, increasing demands from CQC and a staffing crisis, our sector is …