What is mandatory training for residential care?

A care home is a place where individuals can live who require assistance with daily living activities and healthcare. These facilities provide a supportive and supervised environment for individuals who may have difficulty living independently due to age, illness, or disability. The level of care provided can vary, and some residential homes specialise in specific types of care. This type of care can include dementia care or rehabilitation services.

Mandatory training is essential for managers to complete in the residential care sector. The training ensures staff are following statutory requirements. This includes local authority requirements and Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulations.

All staff that provide a duty of care to people in care homes must complete the mandatory care certificate. The training will help their learning and development and help them to follow the CQC care standards.

Training for residential care staff can be time consuming. But it’s vital in delivering high-quality, person-centred care. Our courses are suitable for job a number of job roles. This can include, Residential Care Staff, Registered Care Managers, Care Home Staff, Support Workers, and Care Assistants.

Each care home service provider has a legal obligation to provide:

  • Health and Safety Awareness
  • Food Safety and Hygiene
  • Manual Handling or/and Moving and Handling of People
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults or Safeguarding Children
  • Infection Control
  • Emergency First Aid at Work

All staff working in residential homes must successfully complete the mandatory training courses. Regular refresher training and updates are essential to ensure that care home staff remain competent. It also helps them provide the best possible care to residents.

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