Skills for Care and National Skills Academy for Social Care back National Care Home Open Day

Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy for Social Care released two short films as part their commitment to supporting the second National Care Home Open Day.

National Care Home Open Day is all about welcoming the public into care homes in their communities with lots of events and activities on offer today to help create lasting links between care home residents and local people.

Both films made in partnership with care home providers focusing on how learning and development opportunities from day one of service right through to management roles can help England’s 1.5 million adult social care workers offer high quality support in care homes.

Skills for Care and the National Skills Academy CEO Sharon Allen said: “National Care Home Open Day is a brilliant idea as it helps break down the often invisible barriers between thousands of care homes across the country and the communities they serve.

“All too often care homes get a bashing in the media, but today is about local people seeing for themselves what good care looks like.

“People who live and work in care homes have a huge amount to offer their communities, and we wanted to make these films to show what good care looks like, but also how learning and development opportunities means staff are able to meet the aspirations of people who want to lead fulfilling and active lives.”

The Skills for Care film focuses on Jewish Care’s Vi and John Rubens House in Essex talking to staff and residents to find out how the charity’s commitment to their worker’s development supports high quality person centred care for older people.

Simon Morris, Chief Executive, Jewish Care said: “We are delighted to take part in this film. Our primary focus is to ensure we can provide excellent care to our clients and support to their families. We know this is only possible with a skilled and committed workforce. That’s why we invest in every one of the 1,500 people we employ. The social care sector is full of opportunity for caring and compassionate people and we hope this film reaches these potential future employees”.

The National Skills Academy film features Joy Davut, who at 24 is already an operations manager at Pembroke Lodge, having passed through their successful graduate leadership course designed to nurture the skills of the next generation of managers.

Click here to watch the Skills for Care film and click here to watch the National Skills Academy film.

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