Free training on dementia will be available to members of the public at a new training facility in Hemel Hempstead.
Home Instead Senior Care’s , which cares for clients in their own homes in Hemel Hempstead and the Chilterns, has opened the new training facility within Frogmore Paper Mill, just opposite its current offices.
To celebrate, the company hosted a launch party for its care partners, carers, clients and their families.
MP for Hemel Hempstead, Mike Penning, also attended.
The new training room will be used to provide free training to the community on subjects including dementia, senior fraud and falls prevention, in addition to fundraising events, staff training and recruitment.
The training and recruitment of caregivers is becoming increasingly important, as highlighted by a recent report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, which identified the need to recruit over half a million carers by 2022.The report also listed caring as one of the careers of the future.
Jeremy Lane, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in Hemel Hempstead, said: “We believe that recruitment, great training, and quality assurance, coupled with constant recognition of the contribution of individual caregivers is what makes the difference between mediocre and outstanding care.
“For people with no prior experience, this new facility allows us to provide a full training programme to our caregivers, giving them the skills required to become an outstanding caregiver.With an ageing population, caring for the elderly has never been such an important issue.”