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Radfield Home Care Stamford Hails Carer Success

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Pictured: Sarah (left) & Louisa - Recently Qualified Care Professionals from Radfield Home Care Stamford, Peterborough & Rutland.

We are delighted that Louisa and Sarah have successfully completed their Care Certificate! Congratulations to them and many thanks for all the hard work that they have put into this achievement. It’s great that they are now fully qualified members of our fantastic Radfield Home Care family!

The Care Certificate is an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected of care professionals in the health and social care sectors. It's made up of 15 minimum standards which form part of a robust educational programme. The Care Certificate was developed jointly by Skills for Care, Health Education England and Skills for Health. It is designed to raise the competency levels and professional status of care professionals in the UK.

In order to be awarded the certificate, Louisa and Sarah completed over 15 hours of e-learning, before reinforcing and extending their knowledge through face to face training. This covered a wide range of practical skills, including personal care, basic life support and safe lifting and handling. They also gained awareness of the types of illness that they may be required to support such as dementia, where they completed the Alzheimer’s Society ‘Dementia Friends’ programme. An important part of the training was to explore Radfield’s culture and values and how these are applied in practice to deliver exceptional, person centred care.

Louisa and Sarah’s initial training was followed by shadowing calls to clients, where their theoretical knowledge was put into practice. They were then required to complete a series of competency assessments with clients under the expert guidance of Karen Nash, Registered Care Manager.



Karen commented: “Sarah and Louisa came to us with all the right qualities to fit into our ‘family’ and to become exceptional care professionals. They are friendly, caring, reliable and competent. This programme has provided them with the professional skills and knowledge to underpin their career in care. We had great fun during their training and they both worked exceptionally hard to complete the course. I’m really proud of their achievement and am excited to have them as key members of our wonderful care team”.


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