Training Blog #2


The training team is not just about training and this week we’ve been helping residents mobilise safely and looking at different strategies to assist our residents independence. All of our trainers are Level 4 people handling trained with EDGE Services, this means we are accredited with ‘The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ and are very proud to be trained to this level.

Although a very serious topic we try and make our training sessions fun and engaging and this week have put it to good use with not just 1 BUT 2 moving and handling sessions for the lovely staff at Seacroft Grange. Feedback received has been outstanding and our trainers have been looking at ways to review content to ensure staff are getting the best out of their time in the classroom. Obviously COVID 19 restrictions have hit everyone hard, and our classroom was no exception. We have reduced our classroom capacity to allow social distancing, hand hygiene is observed, reiterated and even TRAINED numerous times throughout our sessions. We provide adequate PPE for interventions, staff are monitored and temperatures taken and recorded before a training session can take place. This has put extra obstacles in our way as a team, but as always we look for ways to remove them, our risk assessments are dynamic, completed regularly and communicated to every staff member that visits us. ALWAYS with a smile on our face and kindness in our hearts.

Our ZOOM training calendar is in full swing this week and Kristie and myself have delivered a number of sessions to some eager staff in all roles.

Thank You to every staff member that has attended training this week, in person or via ZOOM.

This weeks training team mantra – If you want a rainbow, sometimes you’ve got to put up with the rain.



– Ellie Billany – Head of Learning & Development (Care Villages)