The Importance of Training in Care

2018-08-13T15:31:44+00:00Jul 16th, 2018|Categories: Live-in Care, Live-in Care Jobs UK|Tags: , , , , , , |10 Comments

When Princess Anne presented Lin Barnes, director of Christies Care, with the Princess Royal Training Award last year, it felt like a validation that the wider community understood the importance of training in care.

It’s very nice to receive, but royal acknowledgement isn’t the reason Christies Care puts so much effort into training our carers. We do it for the people we look after every day, 24/7.

Because the fundamental, number one thing you must have, both as a carer and a care receiver, is confidence. Confidence you can trust your carer. Confidence you can rely on them at all times. Confidence that you can leave the most vulnerable members of your family in the hands of well trained experts.

And in turn our carers need confidence that they can deal with any number of situations. Confidence they can support our clients no matter what. Confidence they can do their job, one-on-one, and be the best person to do it at all times.

Prepared for care

As the Scouts say, ‘Be Prepared.’ Which is what our two-week induction training programme is all about. It’s as thorough a grounding in live-in-care as you’ll get anywhere in this industry. And by the end of it, our carers will have an astounding mixture of practical and theoretical knowledge that allows them to present a confident and professional level of service to our clients.

Training never ends at Christies

Constant learning means never getting stale, complacent or bored in a care position at Christies. We provide regular refresher courses, new skills seminars and intensive further training to our care staff. This offers them career progression and reminds them how much we value them. And it gives our clients confidence to know they’re being cared for by people who are learning and specialising in their needs.

Want to be a live-in carer with Christies Care?

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

This is a result of our rigorous application and selection process and the free, award-winning training our carers undertake, both as new carers to be and when they return yearly for their update training.

We offer the longest and most comprehensive training in the UK live-in care sector and are constantly improving and updating so our carers are fully prepared and capable of facing the challenges of being a live-in carer.

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

To learn more about our training or live-in care jobs in the UK please click below.


Reprinted courtesy of SuffolkWire Business News


  1. Peter Jul 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    You are right – there is so much that can be taught with good training. And although being a carer is something that is done from the heart, and is a matter of aptitude, that doesn’t mean that teaching isn’t vital.

  2. Jeffery Jul 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Training is of big importance as it has given me the necessary understanding of different methods and equipment. Being from a background of not working in the care industry, it also has greatly improved my confidence.

  3. John Jul 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    ‘Care’ is a useful term; it may be a simple word but a word, nonetheless, that manages to frame everything that should be at the heart of the caring industry.

    ‘Caring’, however, is not simple. Carers need to know how to safely manage and administer medication; how to safely assist people with reduced mobility; how to understand and support those with dementia; how to understand and support those with learning disability. The list is long and the skills required have to be learnt.

    As said above, a caring nature is the right motivation but good training is vital.

  4. Pam Jul 16, 2018 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Christies care training is the best I have received in my 30 year career as a carer. I have worked for many agencies and am not at all surprised the Royal award was given to them.
    Good training filters down and gives us carers the confidence in our abilities to provide good care!

  5. Caroline M Jul 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Well done Christies – still second to none in my opinion for the level of training you provide. My Granddads carers are always confident in their abilities and have actually taught me a few things on safe and good practise!
    Great work.

  6. Sue Peere Jul 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    As a carer it is so reassuring when you employer receives awards such as this, we must be doing something right with teachers like this! Fab work.

  7. Emma Jul 17, 2018 at 9:31 am - Reply

    When you are working closely with people and in particular, potentially vulnerable people, the standard of training you receive is absolutely fundamental. Christies Care thoroughly deserve the Princess Royal award for the level of training that is provided and offered to carers, not just initially but throughout their time working. The training team are all extremely knowledgeable and this shows in the way that the training programmes are set out and delivered. You won’t find training like this anywhere else! Well done Christies Care!

  8. Tania Jul 17, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I have met a number of health professionals and pop-in carers over the years who have commented on Christies Care’s training. One described it as “strict” (but meant it in the good sense).

  9. Merylin Jul 19, 2018 at 12:54 am - Reply

    I worked for Christie’s Care for 14yrs and would still be with you if I did not have personal/family to now care for. The training was above excellent and I enjoyed my job, met some wonderful people and still remain friends with the families of some people – who are now sadly deceased – I cared for how awesome is that.
    Congratulations on the Princess Royal Award.

  10. Anonymous Jul 20, 2018 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Christies, setting new industry standards with award winning two week induction training

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