Brand New Training Facility Opens

We are pleased to announce that we have opened a brand new training facility at our offices in Chelford.

The new training room is fitted out with a bed, bed hoist and moving and handling equipment, which provides a hands on approach to teaching and showing caregivers all they need to know about looking after their elderly clients. The spacious venue will also be used for Alzheimer’s Family Workshops, which take place on a quarterly basis.

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.

Owner of Home Instead East Cheshire, Steve Akroyd, commented, “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, so if you are interested in a career in care do not hesitate to get in touch.”

Our unique service is tailored to the needs of individual clients and ranges from help a few hours a day to 24 hour care. Services include companionship, home help covering housework, meal preparation and shopping; to personal care such as assistance with bathing, dressing and medication reminders.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home