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Covid-secure community dementia training unveiled

10 February 2022

Local News

Written byEd Gill

Covid-secure community dementia training unveiled

Radfield Home Care York, Thirsk & Ryedale have partnered up with Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire to launch a brand new, specially developed dementia training programme for its Care Professionals and community partners despite Covid-19 threatening to put the brakes on the new initiative.

Covering the North Yorkshire region, the two offices deliver care to almost 100 older people in the region and the new training programme is designed to give its care teams a ‘real world experience’ of life with dementia.

Ed Gill, Director of Harrogate’s sister branch covering York, Thirsk & Ryedale explains:

“Being interactive, the original plan was to host monthly, in-person training sessions in our fully equipped training suites. Sadly, the recent wave of Covid-19 infections has meant we had to go back to the drawing board. Whilst we could have put it on hold until infections subside, we decided to trial online courses so that means our care teams can access the additional courses straight away.

“Our first training day for our Care Professionals is on 10th February and, following that, we are looking to launch the programme free of charge to our community partners and other communities in the area that will benefit from the specialist dementia training.”

Matthew Nutting, Director of Radfield Home Care Harrogate, Wetherby & North Yorkshire continues:

“We support a number of clients that suffer from dementia and it is important we provide our staff with a comprehensive understanding of what their clients are experiencing. To do this, we created a bespoke, interactive training programme focusing on simulating the symptoms of dementia, to enable our Care Professionals to relate with our clients’ needs and emotions.”

Thanks to its carer-centric approach, Radfield Home Care heavily focuses on delivering training, support and career development opportunities to its team of Care professionals in order to ensure it is delivering the highest quality of care to its clients. However, this training is also being offered to the wider North Yorkshire community to support, thank and recognise the unpaid carers, voluntary services and struggling families that are caring for those suffering from dementia in the region.

To find out more about the training Radfield Home Care provides its Care Professionals or to sign up for one of the upcoming community dementia courses you can contact Ed in York on 01904 530 118. Alternatively, head over to our care services page to see how we can help you and the people you care about.


Ed Gill

Ed Gill

Owner & Director

Ed has many years experience supporting home care businesses throughout the country to develop services that provide the highest standards of support for clients and Care Professionals.

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