Residential Care Home
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At Bramble Lodge we understand that in order to provide a high quality of service and a safe and secure homely environment, it is essential to have a team of staff who have a comprehensive understanding of the needs of our residents. We are therefore dedicated to a full training programme. All staff undertake comprehensive induction training. As appropriate, a varied programme of in-house additional training is arranged.
A successful National Qualification Training programme is in place. All senior care staff hold a minimum NVQ Level 4 or equivalent and many within this group have their Level 5 qualification in Health and Social Care.
All care staff work towards their Level 2 Award, and often progress to further levels regardless of their job role.
A core group of 8 senior staff are undertaking a year long programme to develop their skills in reflective practice and culture change. This is a particularly exciting initiative that the home has embarked on and reinforces the role and contribution that residents, staff and relatives contribute towards the experience of life in the home. The staff attend a training day each month with the experienced course facilitator and identify the ways in which they will influence, manage and evaluate change through their roles.
The Registered Manager and Care Manager both hold qualifications in dementia related subjects awarded by Bradford University. Karen Simpson has achieved her BSc Hons Degree in Dementia Studies whilst working in the position of Care Manager. These awards enable us to have a very good understanding of the needs of our residents with dementia.
The home is well staffed at all times. There is a team of care and ancillary staff on duty at all times, headed by two senior carers who are responsible for the care and well being of the residents. The senior carers report to team leaders who in conjunction of the management team ensure the smooth running of the home in line with national standards.
In addition to our care staff we have a team of support staff who are responsible for ensuring that the home functions in an efficient manner. These staff are made up of the following teams:
We extend our training programme to all staff. We feel that it is important that all staff understand the needs of our residents and that they are adequately trained to ensure their well being and safety.
We are proud to have an excellent team of staff, many of whom have achieved long service at Bramble Lodge. Many staff have been involved for 5, 10 and 15 years. We are proud of this achievement which we feel is paramount in enabling us to offer a high quality of service.
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