On Wednesday 7th March Sara Cain, Jacqui Wenham and Maggie Busek, representatives of Acacia Training and Development, visited Cary Brook – a Somerset Care Dementia Specific Care Home. The purpose of the visit was to celebrate the achievement of 28 members of staff on a Behaviour That Challenges course and to award them with their certificates.
Sara Cain, Marketing and Communications Manager, said ”The team are clearly very close and committed to their service users. It was great to see staff coming in on their day off to celebrate and acknowledge their achievements.”
28 team members signed up for Understanding Behaviour That Challenges level 2 as a distance learning course, mostly working on it in their own time and all enjoyed the process. There was even a flutter of staff signing up for the remaining courses that were available as well as organising the start of more Apprentices in the workplace.
Manager, Judith Pullen said she was “immensely proud of her team and their achievement”. She added, ”There was a great atmosphere and feedback from the team. It was also nice to have the team together to thank them for their support of the residents and each other when the snow affected everyday life the previous week.”
S. Freeman (an achiever) said, “I really liked the course, it has really helped me to understand the challenges that people face, and how to deal with different situations.
Jacqui the course assessor had a wonderful time working with everyone and is looking forward to working with them to gain the next round of certificates!
Distance Learning funding is available on occasions and is often snapped up by workplaces to enable staff to complete valuable CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and gain qualifications alongside their work and everyday lives. As part of Acacia Training and Development ethos “we are committed to creating opportunities for all through building and cultivating relationships, and supporting the growth of our local community and its economy.” They added, ‘We enjoy working with motivated and focused quality workplaces to enable them to progress and develop further and we are looking forward to seeing Judith and her team again as well as similar workplaces.”