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The Role of the ‘Activity Coordinators’ – Misguided & Misunderstood?

According to ‘Skills for Care’ the role of an activities co-ordinator is: “…to develop, create and oversee social activities for people who need care and support. [They] are responsible for planning and implementing an activity plan for each resident which will stimulate new interests and skills, and meet their individual needs. They assist in promoting […]

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Musicians in care homes

Musicians in Care Homes

If you are a musician who has had the privilege of providing entertainment in a care home, hospice or other care setting then you will know that live music should not be used as a nice little extra that people have when there is spare time or money. Music for people with dementia, physical and […]

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Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment

VALUES BASED RECRUITMENT is an approach which attracts and recruits employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of your organisation. This should take place as part of existing recruitment processes which assess aptitude and skills. VALUES are not easy to define. Perhaps your definition of a value indicates […]

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in-house trainers

Workforce Development Planning – Tips for Employing In-House Trainers

In this day and age, we are all so used to getting the latest version of operating systems (phones, TVs and everything else) so, it got me thinking… “Why do so few care providers develop their in-house training provision business model?” I am a great supporter of in-house trainers. It can enable really flexible, responsive learning […]

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