Caring Homes Group has received an inaugural award for its ‘My World’ dementia training programme.
The group has won the Princess Royal Training Award which recognises UK employers who have created a lasting impact by successfully linking their skills development needs to business performance. Caring Homes shares the award with 33 other businesses, which include Asda, BAE Systems and IBM.
Liz Willis, head of learning and development for Caring Homes Group, said: “We are delighted that Caring Homes’ My World has been recognised for this award. The assessment was extremely thorough and everyone involved, from our dementia lead Michelle Saunders to the in-home trainers, should be very proud of the achievement. We truly have delivered on the criteria set for these awards and our residents are benefitting hugely from all the great work that is resulting from the training.”
The MyWorld training programme was developed and rolled out by Caring Homes to all its care home staff in 2015-16.
The City & Guilds accredited programme has been well received by the wider industry, colleagues and residents’ families.
MyWorld was created to help carers understand the world as seen by those living with dementia with the aim of improving support.