Training and professional development is something that we take seriously at Blue Ribbon.

We know that the excellent reputation we have achieved over the past 10 years can only be maintained by committing to selecting and training the very best Care Workers. This is why we invest so much time, energy and resources into the training and on-going development of all of our staff.

We have a determination at Blue Ribbon to continuously develop our own in-house training programme as well as proper facilities to ensure that we continue to build on the successes that we have established over the years.  Our Managing Director has been able to develop a unique training experience using industry guidance and his education qualifications.  We believe that to be a well rounded care worker you must combine knowledge with on the job support and guidance.

At Blue Ribbon we are currently developing a purpose built Centre of Excellence to host our Blue Ribbon Academy. The centre will be designed to simulate a typical home so that we can train our care workers to specific scenarios. We have a bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and kitchen with all the equipment a carer may use when assisting with daily living.

Our Care Worker Training Week – Making Blue Ribbon Care Workers the Best

The training team will lead you though a number of classroom sessions and practical activities designed specifically to give you the skills and knowledge to ensure that you are happy and confident in your role. When you graduate from our Centre of Excellence training academy you will be ready for your first customer placement.

On the care training week you’ll learn about:

  • Understating your role and duty of care
  • Mental Capacity Act and DoLS
  • Handling information
  • End of life care
  • Management of medicines
  • Manual handling of people
  • Infection control & food hygiene
  • Person centred care
  • Safeguarding adults and children
  • Nutrition and Diabetes
  • Health & safety at work
  • Pressure area care
  • Emergency first aid at work
  • Stroke and Parkinson’s
  • Dementia awareness

We have designed the care training week to ensure that everyone can get involved. Our training team is always around during breaks and lunch times to answer any questions and to provide one-to-one support.

All of our training has been developed in line with the Skills for Care standards.  Skills for Care is an organisation whose role looks at attitudes, values, skills and qualifications necessary to provide the best quality care.

Our Training programme is headed by our Training Manager, Linda Woodward, [B.Ed.(Hons)] who oversees training which she delivers alongside our team of highly skilled and experienced trainers.

“Lin is an inspirational trainer. I learnt so much last time I was with her that I am looking forward to my next module. I can take what I’ve learned with me to all my clients and be sure that what I’m doing is the very best approach as the training comes from people who have been carers themselves and that makes a huge difference.”