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Learning and Development at Eastgate Care


Training facilities

Eastgate Care has an active learning and development programme. All new employees are offered the opportunity to start an appropriate NVQ training programme. From day one staff will have their own personal development plan as a guide to their career development within the company.

In Spring 2010 Eastgate completed the refurbishment of the former White Swan Inn, now home to our training and admin facilities. This dedicated training facility allows staff to concentrate on their learning away from the normal workplace environment.

The training room facilities are ideal for First Aid, Medical or other organisations seeking off-site learning premises in the area, please call the office manager on 0115 979 1234 for availability and rates.

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New Staff

All care and ancillary staff currently have an induction course covering an extensive range of topics, including:

Staff who are new to care undertake the new streamlined Common Induction Standards Course, which covers 12 areas, ranging from Company Orientation through to Moving and Handling, with a focus on actual training.

Registered nurses have an individual Induction process and are sent on external courses relevant to their needs.
New Starters are issued with a programme to ensure they know how to achieve their personal continuous development plan.

Personal Development

We aim to encourage staff development and all staff who are new to 'care', regardless of their role, are encouraged to complete an NVQ

Courses are constantly being developed and upgraded by our dedicated Learning and Development Manager, Martin Spooner who brings almost 40 years of experience to our care homes.

Learning & development and the provision of a competent, not just compliant staff is central to our health and care agenda. The Care Certificate, which will replace the Common Induction Standards, came into place in March 2015 and is supported by the new Care Act 2015 and the 'Positive and Proactive Workforce' (2014) document, which in turn form the guidance for the CQC Inspectors. The Care Certificate ensures that skills obtained are transferrable, assessment is to a set standard and our Assessors are now 'geared up' for this. We have the framework and documentation in place to roll this out across all our Care Homes.

The Learning & Development Manager is focused on ensuring that the tuition and development of our staff remains of paramount importance in continuing to deliver exceptional care to our Residents.

Subjects covered in the new Common Inductions Standards include:
  • Deprivation of Liberty
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Complaint Handling
  • Safeguarding
  • Infection Control
  • Privacy & Dignity
  • Peg Feeding
  • Care Planning
  • Disciplinary Procedure (Managers/Deputy)
  • Performance Management
  • Health & Safety
  • Fire
  • COSHH
  • Equality & Diversity
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Food handlers
  • Moving & Handling
  • Falls
  • Tissue Viability and
  • End of Life training.
fire trainingCPR resuscitation trainingMoving and Handling training
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"" Head Office: Eastgate Ltd. The White Swan, Church Street, Old Basford, Nottingham NG6 0GD     Telephone: 0115 979 1234