Christies Care are proud to be finalists in the Innovation in Care category at the inaugural Leaders in Care Awards.

Taking place tonight, October 9th, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on the first night of the Care & Dementia Show, the evening dinner event will honour the care sector’s finest examples of best practice, dedication and innovation.

“The Leaders in Care Awards will honour the care providers that have gone above and beyond in providing an exceptional level of care to clients and residents over the past 12 months. It will also recognise executives in care and registered managers working in the community who have demonstrated outstanding leadership.

The timing of this event, on the first evening of the Care Show, couldn’t be better, with the cream of the industry descending on the Birmingham NEC to cast their eye over the latest solutions in the sector and attend accredited conference sessions on the future of care. We look forward to putting on a night to remember for those that have been busy at the show.”

Sarah Clarke, Home Care Insight editor

Innovation is a key ingredient of outstanding care. Sponsored by everyLIFE Technologies, this award recognises providers who have come up with creative ways to reduce risk, improve operation efficiency and most importantly, improve outcomes for individuals.

Examples of innovation in care include projects that tackle isolation, reduce hospital stays, deliver quality training and improve clients’ independence.

In addition to Christies Care, the 2019 shortlist includes the following providers Caremark East Hertfordshire and Broxbourne, Good Oaks Home Care, Heritage Healthcare and Home Instead Senior Care.

Following carer feedback, Christies Care has undertaken a major upgrade of our, already multi-award winning, training services.

This has included reducing induction training course time to allow carers to carry out self-guided learning and absorb the information in their own way.

Medication training has been redesigned and blended learning has been incorporated to help carers make a smooth transition into the training process. We have launched an online e-learning portal, giving carers an accessible way to gain knowledge, guidance and further learning. This will reduce the amount of calls to the office by making field staff more self-reliant.

Supporting materials have also been added to the course, including a book containing risk assessments, a support plan and other paperwork the carer will use out in the field.

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“We have introduced a package of e-learning to our training to give us the opportunity to provide blended learning to our trainees.

By allowing them to access materials in advance and in an interactive format, it boosts their engagement and allows us to focus in a more in depth way during the classroom sessions.

As we are nationwide, it also allows our carers to access materials and continue their professional development at their leisure.

And it gives our carers an easy-to-navigate way of accessing our training as a reference point, at their fingertips, at any time.

We are absolutely delighted, and obviously very proud, that this has been recognised by the Leaders in Care Awards.”

Tim Middleton, Christies Care

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We’re extremely proud of the excellent standard of care our carers give to their clients.

This is reflected in our attainment of both an Outstanding rating from the CQC and the Princess Royal Training Award 2017.

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