All training carried out within Ashton HomeCare follows the guidelines and philosophy of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ), and is documented in line with the Training Development Lead Body Standards of Assessment (TDLB). Primarily the objectives of training are in accordance with the carer's prior experience, and as detailed at interview and documented on the individual carer's checklist.
The core business of Ashton HomeCare revolves around the Care Plan of the individual Service User. Therefore after induction, and subsequent training to fill the gaps, the carers are inducted into the Care Plan of each Service User.
All employees are inducted into the company using the staff induction training programme. Where necessary a training schedule/training needs analysis highlights areas of further training and is subsequent initiated. All training is recorded in the carers training records and internal training advice documentation, and the competencies recorded when enacted on induction to Service Users Care Plan.
Evaluation and Monitoring of Training
Evaluation and monitoring of training reviews are carried out by senior staff to ensure that the delivery of care is in line with the Service Users Care Plan.
The Care Plans are reviewed monthly and any changes to the care plan would sponsor a training need. This would take immediate effect, therefore ensuring a minimum disruption to the Service Users needs.
Additional to this, staff meetings and appraisals (either in groups or with individual employees) would highlight areas of further training.
Ashton HomeCare is in partnership with local colleges for NVQ training. We aim to ensure that all home care and administration staff are given the opportunity to further their career in their chosen fields.
Moving & Handling Training
Ashton HomeCare has an in-house moving & handling trainer with a fully equip training room where all staff undertake training and refresher courses.
Identification of Ashton HomeCare Staff
All Ashton HomeCare Carers carry photographic identification with them at all times. If you are unsure who they are, we advise you to check their identification before allowing them into your premises.