All our staff take part in a structured training programme which is tailored to each individual and is geared to help them to offer the high standards of care that are expected in a Whitgift Care home.
Our internal training is run by our dedicated Training Coordinator who ensures that our staff are trained in mandatory subjects. These include Common Induction Standards; Safeguarding Adults; Infection Control; Person Centred Approaches; Food Hygiene; Care of Administration of Medicines. Each member of staff is trained and supported in a way which suits them, with one-to-one sessions available.
Our staff are also trained in manual handling, dignity best practice, communication and record keeping.
We also coordinate training from external providers, ensuring Whitgift Care staff are complete a wide range of modules including: first aid; continence care; dementia awareness; behaviours considered challenging; Macmillan end of life care; palliative end of life care.