HC-One’s Rose Court Care Home in Radcliffe, Manchester, has received high praise for its role as part of a successful government-backed pilot scheme in the newly published Teaching Care Home Impact Report.
Rose Court (rated ‘Good’ by the CQC in August 2015-read here) was one of a select group of services chosen to take part in the Teaching Care Home scheme, led by Care England and funded by the Department for Health. The pilot scheme aimed to improve the learning environment for care home staff, develop new undergraduate nurse apprenticeships and encourage nurses to join learning placements in care homes.
The Teaching Care Home Impact Report was launched at a Parliamentary reception in the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Greengross. Karen Davies, Minu Mathew and Terry Elms, all members of the staff team at Rose Court, were presented with a trophy in recognition of their hard work and commitment to making the project a success.
The report highlighted how the pilot had helped staff at Rose Court to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in using reflective practice to improve their work, as well as increased confidence in their ability to carry out their work.
HC-One’s participation in the Teaching Care Home scheme underlines their commitment to innovation in training, staff development and providing the kindest care with the most professional workforce. The pilot built upon HC-One’s existing training scheme, developing pioneering initiatives to ensure nurses have the right skills to support residents in a care home environment.
Chai Patel, Chairman of HC-One, said:
“We at HC-One are incredibly proud of what our colleagues at Rose Court have achieved through their participation in this exciting pilot scheme. We are committed to providing the kindest care, and we are glad that we had the opportunity to contribute to innovation and professionalisation in the sector.
“The pilot scheme at Rose Court allowed us to build on these existing programmes and reinforce our commitment to providing the kindest care.”
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, said:
“These pilots demonstrate that the care sector is a crucial part of the health and social care landscape. Both nurses and carers have a vital part to play in the professional nursing agenda. This initiative has fostered strong partnerships and goes some way to developing a sustainable workforce that takes pride in providing high quality, joined up care.”