Specialist dementia care provider Vida Healthcare, has opened a new 2,500 sq ft training centre to support the career progression of people working in social care following the expansion of its bespoke training department.
The Vida Healthcare Academy was opened to establish a permanent base for the dementia care provider’s bespoke training department following its growth from three to seven staff members since it was first launched. The department invests in staff by promoting lifelong learning to provide opportunities for career progression and establish staff as dementia ambassadors.
Vida Academy offers a range of courses, from the induction programme for new starters and Care Certificate, to specialist training courses and apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 6. Career progression through the department can be secured by any staff member, from carers and chefs, through to home managers.
The training department also hosts a dedicated app which was developed in-house and provides regular updates on news, training courses and opportunities.
Commenting on the opening of the new building, James Rycroft, Managing Director at Vida Healthcare, said: “We’re always on the lookout for new ways that we can invest in our staff, and people interested in a career in social care, and provide them with career development opportunities. Our team is our greatest asset and the new centre will ensure we can provide significant professional growth and development opportunities throughout their time with us. This will also ensure we can continue to provide residents with the highest quality of compassionate care.”